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Is Herpes A Virus Or Bacteria
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Is impetigo caused by herpes simplex 2? Or can it be a cause? Or is impetigo simply from bacteria?
Bacteria: Impetigo is usually either strep or staph skin germs. Hs1 is a dna virus that often triggers cycles of skin disruption in specific places like the "cold sore". A swab of a hs1 site can often be contaminated with skin bacteria, but they are not the trigger, they are just feasting on any serum left around the site. There can be some similarities in how the two look. ...Read more
See Below: It can be a bit confusing. The technical name for 'shingles' is herpes zoster. Herpes zoster is caused by a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. This is the same virus that causes chickenpox. To further complicate matters, the virus is also called human herpes virus type 3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bacteria: Pyelonephritis describes a classic kidney parenchyma (meat) bacterial infection. This is more complicated and severe than a simple UTI (or cystitis). A viral pyelonephritis would be exceedingly rare. Long term (21 days) of antibiotics for bacteria are the mainstay of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parasitic disease. : Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease caused by the protozoan toxoplasma gondii. The primary host is the felid (cat) family. The parasite spreads by the ingestion of infected meat or the feces of an infected cat, or by vertical transmission from mother to fetus.The infection typically causes a mild, flu-like illness or no illness. In pregnant women or those with chronic conditions, toxo is serious. ...Read more
Is there a link between Herpes Simplex Virus that causes a Herpetic Whitlow and The chicken pox virus?
Herpes cousins: Actually yes indeed. The virus that causes herpetic whitlow- usually HSV-1 (but sometimes HSV-2) is related to the same virus that causes chicken pox. We call that virus VZV or varicella zoster virus. These viruses are found in the 'herpes' family of viruses. Great observation. I hope though you're not suffering too badly from these nasty viruses. There is a chickenpox vaccine out there BTW. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hpv is human papilloma virus (there are many different strains). Some strains of hpv cause genital warts or cervical cancer. Herpes simplex type 1 and type 2 viruses cause herpes infections, which usually are sores, such as sores on the genitals or sores on the lips. Herpes sores are painful clusters of tiny blisters, and they heal up only to return some time later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can acyclovir treat vestibular neuritis caused by a virus other than herpes?Is this form of herpes as bad as genital herpes? Is it contagious?
Yes: Through viral shedding.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: The term refers to inflammation of the urethra, which is the tube which runs from the bladder and carries urine out. This can be due to stds, but there are many non-sexually associated conditions in which urethritis may occur. When it is std, usually gonorrhea or non-gonococcal urethritis (variety of bugs). ...Read more
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