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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex ...Read more


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I take zovirax (acyclovir) for herpes simplex (genital). I take 40 mg everyday to suppress the herpes simplex eruptions. Will this drug suppress shingles too?

I take zovirax (acyclovir) for herpes simplex (genital). I take 40 mg everyday to suppress the herpes simplex eruptions. Will this drug suppress shingles too?

There is no evidence: No there is no evidens that it will suppress shingles, The only way to prevent shingles is by taking Zostavax the Shingle Vaccine. All adults over the age of 60 are recommemded to have shingle vaccine one dose to prevent shingles
Even though Zovirax (acyclovir) is used to treaas it will shorten the course if used within 48 hours of start of the rash. And the dose used is 800 MGM every 4 hours for 5 days ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex 6?

What is herpes simplex 6?

Human herpesvirus 6: You probably don't mean herpes simplex, but human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6). It's one of 9 human herpesviruses, including herpes simpex virus types 1 and 2, Epstein Barr virus (EBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and the numbered HHV series. HHV6 causes the common childhood rash called roseola, or exanthem subitum. There has been controversy about a link to multiple sclerosis, but probably not real. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex be cured?

Can herpes simplex be cured?

Treated, not cured: All infections with herpes simplex virus, either type 1 or 2 (HSV1, HSV2) last for life and cannot be cured. However, there are effective treatments to speed healing of outbreaks, and to reduce the frequency of outbreaks and help prevent sexual transmission of genital HSV2 infections to partners. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1?

What is herpes simplex type 1?

Cold sores: Hsv! is the name for cold sores that commonly occur on the lips. ...Read more

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How can people get herpes simplex?

HSV - 1 ; 2: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1 from?

DNA virus: Hs type 1 is produced by a dna virus that commonly passes in the oral secretions or from direct contact with the skin. It is most commonly identified in "cold sores" which are actually a reactivation of a previous hs1 infection. ...Read more

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Can people die form herpes simplex?

Yes possible but: Is rare. Herpes simplex mostly confines to generals or oral cavity during the remissions virus stay dormant in the nerve roots, some times invades brain membranes may cause fulminant encephalitis, which is fortunately rare. ...Read more

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How do people contract herpes simplex?

Skin to skin contact: Other methods are possible, but not proven. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of herpes simplex?

Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...Read more

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How can you tell you have herpes simplex?

Painful sore: Usually a blister, starting with a feverish feeling going to a sore usually a whitish center with red perimeter usually painful and will last 10-14 day. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 1 turn into type 2?

No: Both are completely different strains. Type 1 causes lesions typically around the mouth. Type 2 causes lesions typically around the genitals. However, there are no absolutes in medicine so either strain can occur anywhere. ...Read more

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Am I in danger of passing on herpes simplex?

Yes: Herpes simplex 1 and 2 virus infections are spread from person to person by direct contact with a lesion or with infected secretions. ...Read more

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In what way is herpes simplex (oral) transmitted?

Herpes Simplex Virus: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. However, herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread to the mouth/ oral area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex a dangerous disease?

Usually not: Herpes simplex usually causes cold sores but it can cause infections of other parts of the body. When it infects the brain, it can be fatal. Fortunately this is rare. Most adults are infected with herpes simplex. ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex appear everywhere around the body?

Could herpes simplex appear everywhere around the body?

Yes: It is very common to see genital herpes type 2 with recurring sores on the buttock, lower back or other areas not strictly genital. Sometimes it occurs as a "whitlow" on a finger. ...Read more

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How will herpes simplex affect other parts of my health?

How will herpes simplex affect other parts of my health?

Herpes where?: Herpes simplex virus is like a squatter. Once it moves in it does not go away. Recurrent cold sores, genital lesions may occur. Rarely this virus invades the nervous system and can produce meningitis, encephalitis or meningo-encephalitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Herpes simplex?

What is the definition or description of: Herpes simplex?

Herpes simplex: Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex 2: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/basics/definition/con-20020893 ...Read more

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Please help! What is the classification of herpes simplex?

It is a virus: Which can be sexually transmitted. Herpes simplex virus 1 is most often seen with cold sores (oral) ; herpes simplex 2 is most often seen w genitalia. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex always sexualy transmitted?

Sexual intercourse -: No. The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing or even sharing lipstick. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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Where do herpes simplex exist in the body and how does it reproduce?

Lips nose chin: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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Can I get an easy to understand explanation of herpes simplex type 1?

Herpes Simplex Virus: 1 most commonly causes cold sores. In some cases - it can also cause lesions on the genitals. ...Read more

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Since my boyfriend has herpes simplex, will I get it too just by contact?

Precautions: There's no time to be guaranteed that he can't pass it to you but, he can reduce the chances bu taking virus-suppressing medication and you two should avoid sexual contact when he knows that he's having an outbreak. Talk to your pcps for more specific ideas. ...Read more

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Please help! What is this disease "herpes simplex" and what really causes it?

Please help! What is this disease "herpes simplex" and what really causes it?

A virus: Herpes simplex is a virus that infects both the face/mouth and the genital area. It is spread by direct contact. Medicine is available. See you gynecologist. ...Read more

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How many minutes or hours does herpes simplex survive outside the body and on objects?

Herpes simplex: The herpes virus can survive outside the body anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. There is little risk of contracting herpes from a toilet seat or towel because the virus needs to contact a skin injury or mucus membranes such as found in the mouth or genitals. Oral sex, sexual intercourse, kissing, sharing toothbrushes, or sharing eating utensils are the most common ways of getting it. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more