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Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

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


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Can you descripe oral herpes?

Can you descripe oral herpes?

Itchy blisters: Localized clustered itchy blisters on a background of red skin. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have oral herpes?

How would I know if I have oral herpes?

Herpes answer: You can get a culture grown off of a mouth sore in order to confirm diagnosis. Some sores are herpes caused...Most are not...They are canker sores which are nonspecific sores caused by some sort of trigger i.e. Acidic food, stress, etc. Herpetic sores are usually over bone not in lips or cheek area. Ask your dentist for a more definitive answer. He/she can look at your in person. ...Read more

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What is oral herpes and how is it transmitted?

What is oral herpes and how is it transmitted?

Oral Herpes: Herpes simplex is a virus which is transmitted from human to human by direct intimate contact. It produces crops of little blisters which then break down into shallow painful and tender ulcers. Once you have the virus it remains in your body for a lifetime but may never produce symptoms. Oral infection can be transmitted to the genitals by oral sex. ...Read more

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Why have my oral herpes lasted for several months?

Why have my oral herpes lasted for several months?

Referral needed?: Talk to your doctor since your question is important and will be influenced by what your doctor has already tried to treat you with. Possible reasons includes: 1. It's not herpes, but rather a different diagnosis that looks like herpes 2. Viral resistance 3. Inadequate dose or duration of therapy 4.Underlying second diagnosis of an immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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Early stage of oral herpes?

The Prodrome phase: The early stage of oral herpes which occures just before a lesion occures is called the prodrome phase. The infected person may feel burning, tingling, itching, stinging, hypersensitivity or a combination of these symptoms where lesions later appears. Sometimes the area may swell or become red. ...Read more

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How common is simplex one oral herpes?

Very: Exact figures are difficult to come by, but between 80 to 90% of adults have antibodies to herpes simplex, suggesting an overwhelming rate of infection. Symptomatic reactivation of this virus is also quite common with many forms of stress, and sometimes without. ...Read more

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Do you get toothaches from oral herpes?

Do you get toothaches from oral herpes?

No: Toothaches typically occur from tooth decay, tooth fracture or exposed tooth surfaces (often from gum line recession exposing root surfaces). But---soft tissue pain, burning, tingling can occur from oral herpes. ...Read more

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Is oral herpes contagious during its inactive stage?

YES!: Cold sores are contagious from the first tingle until it’s completely healed. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does oral herpes look like?

HSV 1 or 2 ?: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more

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Is oral herpes is permanent and what precautions are there?

Oral Herpes: Oral herpes is, unfortunately, permanent. Symptoms, which can come and go, and eruptions may be treated with antiviral medications so that the time of discomfort and pain will be shorter. When you have eruptions the herpes is communicable through contact with the affected areas. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

Can you get oral herpes from kissing someone with oral herpes?

Yes: There are 2 main Herpes simplex viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 causes the common cold sores, whereas HSV-2 is genital herpes. If one performs oral sex, they can certainly get Genital herpes (HSV-2) on the oral area. Either way, the HSV viruses can be contagious. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I will like to know what to apply on a child who has oral herpes dermatitis?

Abreva: If you are certain that it is herpes, you can try otc abreva. If you are ucertain, see your provider. ...Read more

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If your partner has oral herpes, how can you prevent yourself from getting it?

Several things: Have a blood test for HSV1. If positive, you already have it and immune to catching it again, no worries. If negative or not tested, your partner should not kiss or perform oral sex on you during outbreaks. There is slight risk even with no symptoms, but most partners don't catch it if careful about outbreaks. Risk can be further lowered by partner taking anti HSV Rx such as valacyclovir (Valtrex) ...Read more

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Oral herpes .. I'm freaking myself out that i could have it from a kiss? What can I do?

If you are concerned: that you have contracted a herpes simplex infection - get checked by your physician. ...Read more

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I think i was exposed to oral herpes, and my neck as an itch is that a sign of oral herpes?

Usually not: Oral herpes lesions are seen on the lips and inside the mouth or what we call you mucosal surfaces. They are not going to cause itching in your neck. ...Read more

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Hsv (Definition)

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