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Doctor insights on: Is There A Machine To Detect When Herpes Virus Is On The Skin Surface

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What is it about a herpes virus that would cause it to erupt on the skin?

What is it about a herpes virus that would cause it to erupt on the skin?

Herpes: This is how the viral infection or re-currence of the virus manifests in the human. It infects a piece of skin. As it heals the virus migrates to the nerve cells that control that area of skin.

Re-current outbreaks can be due to a aggressive virus, to stress and fatigue and skin irritation. ...Read more

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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Is it possible to have herpes virus somewhere other than your mouth get the clusters of blisters that burn my skin about 2 days before they appear bend a appear and disappear to be filled with fluid and really do not discriminate where they go

Is it possible to have herpes virus somewhere other than your mouth get the clusters of blisters that burn my skin about 2 days before they appear bend a appear and disappear to be filled with fluid and really do not discriminate where they go

Sure it is: Herpes simplex type 1 or 2 can infect many different places on the body. Herpes zoster (shingles) can appear as blisters on many different places in different people. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate to determine the type of virus and offer treatment. ...Read more

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How long does the herpes virus 1 and 2 survive outside the human body, like on surfaces? Can you catch herpes this way?

Up to 3 - 4 hours: It's possible, but not super likely. You have to have a pretty large quantity of virus hanging out on the inanimate object (say for instance a straw), and it has to come into direct contact with your mucous membrane (say for instance your lips), for transmission to occur. Here's some info on herpes: http://health. Nytimes. Com/health/guides/disease/herpes-simplex/print. Html. ...Read more

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How long do the germs of the herpes virus live on surfaces and objects? I get cold sores and am just curious.

How long do the germs of the herpes virus live on surfaces and objects? I get cold sores and am just curious.

Hours to weeks: Longer if a dry surface. You are contagious when you have a sore on your face. But you are also contagious a few days a month when you have no symptoms at all. Since most people already have the virus hsv1, it has no effect on them. Prescription pills are very effective if used correctly, and very safe. Most people who harbor the virus require no treatment since they have no symptoms. ...Read more

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How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

How will you know which person spread the herpes virus to you?

ONLY IF SINGLE PARTN: You will know who gave it to you if you have a single partner only. But if you had sex with multiple partners and none discloses that he/she has the hepes infection you will never know unless you get all of them tested. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are different intensities of the herpes virus?

Can you tell me if there are different intensities of the herpes virus?

More info needed: I don't understand the question. What do you mean by "different intensities"? Some people have no symptoms at all, and others have severe or frequent recurrent outbreaks. Please post a new question about what you want to know. ...Read more

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Alouivcior is this medication only used to treat herpes virus's? (i may spelt it wrong)

Alouivcior is this medication only used to treat herpes virus's? (i may spelt it wrong)

There are other: Uses as well. For example Acyclovir is used to treat shingles, which is reactivation of varicella zoster (chicken pox). ...Read more

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Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

Are warts caused by the herpes virus?

No: Warts are caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus family. ...Read more

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Does the herpes virus cause gastritis?

Does the herpes virus cause gastritis?

Yes it can: It has been reported and occurs especially in immune compromised patients or weak immune system. ...Read more

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Herpes virus, I have it but I don't understand why there is no cure can someone explain?

Herpes virus, I have it but I don't understand why there is no cure can someone explain?

Herpes simplex: This virus acts like a squatter in that once it enters your body it is virtually impossible to evict. It lives in nerve endings and can come out and produce symptoms at any time, but most often when something else is producing stress. Current antivirals inhibit but do not kill this virus. ...Read more

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Can the herpes virus to into remission?

Can the herpes virus to into remission?

Herpes: A person never "goes into remission" with herpes. One you are exposed to herpes you will always carry the virus. The virus will be inside your nerve and only come out periodically. The first outbreak a person has is generally the worst one. After this it is very very variable. We can try to prevent this from happening with pills if you want to take them. See your md or dermatologist for more info. ...Read more

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Can a urine culture detect herpes virus?

Herpes: No. Herpes can be detected by an actual smear from the ulcer or blood test. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is HPV from the the herpes virus?

Can you tell me is HPV from the the herpes virus?

No, it is not: - it is from the human papilloma virus. ...Read more

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How long does the herpes virus survive on a finger?

How long does the herpes virus survive on a finger?

HERPES ON FINGER: THERE IS VERY LITTLE CHANCE THAT THE HERPESVIRUS COULD LAST AT ALL IF YOU WASH IT AFTER EXPOSURE.
NO NEED TO WORRY ...Read more

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Is it true that cold sores are the same as herpes virus?

Is it true that cold sores are the same as herpes virus?

Cold sores: Commonly misdiagnosed, cold sores are not always herpes! some cold sores are "apthae" (canker sores) which is a nonspecific term for recurrent ulceration (s) from trauma, stress, nutititional imablance, allergy, hormones, or many other causes. For these, antivirals, salves, and potions are useless and should be discouraged. Supportive care is best. ...Read more

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Could the herpes virus be transmitted to me by touching hair?

Could the herpes virus be transmitted to me by touching hair?

No: Herpes is transmitted from an open active lesion to mucous membranes or an abraded area of skin ...Read more

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How long can herpes virus stay dormant before initial outbreak?

Herpes simplex: If an acute initial outbreak is going to occur it will be within several days of acquisition of the virus. The virus will remain with you the rest of your life and may recur with outbreaks in an unpredictable fashion. Some never become symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to carry herpes virus but never have an outbreak?

Is it possible to carry herpes virus but never have an outbreak?

Yes: It is possible to be exposed to the herpes virus, and contract it, but never have an outbreak. ...Read more

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Does the herpes virus just stay around lips, but not on the lips?

Does the herpes virus just stay around lips, but not on the lips?

No: You can get it on the edge of the lip or close to the nose. It can even be alongside or on the edge of the nose. ...Read more

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Is a asymptomatic carrier of both herpes virus still be contagious?

Is a asymptomatic carrier of both herpes virus still be contagious?

Yes, sometimes...: People who have gotten herpes 1 or herpes 2 will sometimes shed virus while having no symptoms. They are contagious during the shedding, but they can't tell when they are shedding. They are more contagious during an outbreak, because there are a lot more viruses there during an outbreak. ...Read more

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How are the herpes virus and herpangina distinguished from each other?

Several differences: While both are viruses, they are different classes and do different things. Herpangina is coxsackie virus which attack soft palate/throat and is self limiting within 10 days. Herpes initially can occur throught the entire mucose (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis) but recurrence usually is localized to the lips and peeioral skin. Likewise it is self limiting. ...Read more

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If you had been getting cold sores ever since you were a child, is that herpes virus?

Very likely.: If you've been getting cold sores from a very early age, this is a herpes virus, and you probably got it from a relative while sharing drinks, foods, utensils or kisses! It's very common. ...Read more

Herpes Virus (Definition)

Viruses from the family herperviridae. At least seven species of herpesvirus are known to be infectious to man: herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2, varicella zoster virus, epstein-barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpesvirus 6, ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more