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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 oral herpes cause sore gums?

Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

Yes: A primary herpes simplex virus in infants in children can cause significant soreness of all the tissues within the mouth. Recurrent oral herpes lesions occur more commonly on the exterior lips, but occasionally cause lesions on the gums and the hard palate. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is swollen gums, soar throat and like red spots oral herpes?

Docs can you explain, is swollen gums, soar throat and like red spots oral herpes?

2 separate problems: These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you are at risk for, or already have, gum disease. See your dentist. 2. soar throat - seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Noticed a bump on the shaft of my penis and was wondering if I had Genital Herpes. No pain, itching or tenderness but looks like HSV. I have pictures.

Noticed a bump on the shaft of my penis and was wondering if I had Genital Herpes. No pain, itching or tenderness but looks like HSV. I have pictures.

Sebaceous cyst: What you described is more likely to be a sebaceous cyst. Do not try to pop it. If it persists and is an issue for you, you may see a doctor to have it removed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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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Can you have oral herpes if you never had s cold sore?

Can you have oral herpes if you never had s cold sore?

Maybe: A cold sore is the herpes virus. But if you've never had a cold sore, it's usually a good sign that you don't have oral herpes but in some instances, you can have the virus and it never has manifested itself. ...Read more

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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?

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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How would you know if someone has oral herpes?

How would you know if someone has oral herpes?

Depends: Either a blood test, or you'll see the get the same sore in the same spot, just a few days after getting tingling there. ...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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Do oral herpes leave open sores on your lips?

Do oral herpes leave open sores on your lips?

For about 7 days: Oral herpes, hsv-1, can be found on the lips, gums, roof of the mouth, or around the nose. It begins with a tingling, called a prodrome, and tiny blister like vesicles will appear on area. During the vesicular phase it is transmittable, so caution should be used when contacting other people. A few days after, the vesicles will burst and an open sore will scab, then heal in 10 days. ...Read more

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Itch burn pain tingl for 5 days after oral.Herpes?

Itch burn pain tingl for 5 days after oral.Herpes?

Can be normal course: Oral herpes can have multiple symptoms even after the breakout has gone away, lasting for up to 2 weeks. Pain, paresthesia (tingling) can all be associated with this. If symptoms continue you should be check out by a medical professional and can be prescribed Acyclovir or other antivirals for breakouts. ...Read more

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Itch burn pain tingl for 5 dys after oral. Herpes?

Itch burn pain tingl for 5 dys after oral. Herpes?

STDs: The are both viral and bacterial causes for you symptoms. You should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do you know if someone has oral herpes, if he has no sore?

How do you know if someone has oral herpes, if he has no sore?

No way: Unfortunately there is no other way without asking them. But over 80% of the human population has oral herpes- most get it from their parents or friends from sharing things such as spoons, cans of soda, etc. ...Read more

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Does anyone have experience with urine therapy for oral herpes?

Does anyone have experience with urine therapy for oral herpes?

No. : Swallowing small amounts of ones own urine for any medical reason has no scientific basis. Oral herpes is a virus that hides in the nerve tissues of the head and face, and trauma, sun exposure, or stres will cause it to manifest. If it is diagnosed in the tingling, or prodrome, then antiviral medicine can be prescribed. Otherwise, the lesion clears up in 7-14 days. ...Read more

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How likely is it to transfer your oral herpes to your genitals?

Herpes Spreads: If you touch your cold sore starting with the prodrome until it is fully healed you can spread the herpes virus to anything you touch. The most common sites are to the eyes or genitals since they are both mucous membrane structures which have much thinner coverings than skin which is thicker and has a keratinized surface. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Hsv (Definition)

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