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Is There A Machine To Detect When Herpes Virus Is On The Skin Surface
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
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 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
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
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
How to disinfect a herpes virus (cold sores) on my phone and remote surfaces? Is it possible to completely kill them?
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
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
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
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
No: You either have it or you don't. ...Read more
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
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
Incomplete question: You have not provided enough information for a meaningful opinion. ...Read more
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
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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