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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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Pictures of herpes on inninn leg?

Pictures of herpes on inninn leg?

Herpes looks like:: Herpes is usually a cluster of blisters that then become raw open ulcerations of the tissue that is sore. It is very easy to google image this and find common pictures of what herpes looks like. ...Read more

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I have clusters of bumps on the underside of my penis and sack and pubic area. I don't know if it is herpes or warts. I have pictures as well.

I have clusters of bumps on the underside of my penis and sack and pubic area. I don't know if it is herpes or warts. I have pictures as well.

See answer: Most common causes of multiple bumps on the genital are include: 1) fordyce spots which are prominent sebaceous and consist of small elevated papules or flat spots which are yellow-white in color; 2) molluscum contagiosum which is a viral infection with 1-5mm bumps, flesh-colored, dome-shaped, and pearly in appearance with a dimpled center; and 3) genital warts (hpv). Compare pics of these 3. ...Read more

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Inner fold of my vagina has bumps. No puss.Appeared a few days after shaving. Could it be irritation? Doesn't look like pictures of herpes i've seen

Inner fold of my vagina has bumps. No puss.Appeared a few days after shaving. Could it be irritation? Doesn't look like pictures of herpes i've seen

Needs examination: We can not say what exactly it is without examnation.It may be due to shaving but get it checked by your doctor or gynecologist. ...Read more

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I recently had some weird red spots on my penis head like dry scabs and just there. I looked up herpes pictures and it looks nothing to what i have.

I recently had some weird red spots on my penis head like dry scabs and just there. I looked up herpes pictures and it looks nothing to what i have.

Penile lesions: Herpes usually presents with vesicular rash commonly referred as blisters. Those are usually painful and the skin they crop on is somewhat red. Dry lesions are not herpes but need to be looked at to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I believe I have Genital Herpes from on,one searches but they don't look like the pictures, so I am thinking it maybe acne but I have herpes symptoms?

I believe I have Genital Herpes from on,one searches but they don't look like the pictures, so I am thinking it maybe acne but I have herpes symptoms?

Get tested: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You should see your doctor and get tested.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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I talked to you the other day about genital herpes. My penis has been irritated near the tip for the last 3 weeks. I have a picture of what looks lik?

I talked to you the other day about genital herpes. My penis has been irritated near the tip for the last 3 weeks.  I have a picture of what looks lik?

I suggest a consult: with a physician in your state online or at an urgent care center: if you have had unprotected intercourse you must be checked for STD. ...Read more

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Frequent itching and open sores on vagina, which are only visible when i take a picture with a camera, not with human eye. What could it be, herpes?

Frequent itching and open sores on vagina, which are only visible when i take a picture with a camera, not with human eye. What could it be, herpes?

Your eyes are best.: With bright light and a mirror you can see much better than any camera. If you have open sores or a persistent itch, see you doc. ...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 there anything that can look similar to herpes on babies skin?

Is there anything that can look similar to herpes on babies skin?

Mollusculum: Molluscullum contagiosum, a virus, can cause small blister conglomerates. Usually picked from daycare. Best will be to let a pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

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Is herpes related to deformities in babies?

Is herpes related to deformities in babies?

Herpes and babies: Herpes viruses can cause issues in utero. There are many herpes viruses including: hsv, cmv, vzv, ebv, and hhv6. CMV causes the best described issues with brain abnormalities and hearing issues and could result in cerebral palsy. Hsv tends to be more of a problem after birth but can cause severe brain damage. ...Read more

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If a man has herpes can he no longer have babies?

If a man has herpes can he no longer have babies?

Yes you can: Herpes doesn't prevent you from having babies. It's an infection you will probably be dealing with periodically for the rest of your life but it doesn't affect fertility. ...Read more

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How often do babies infected with herpes died of encephalitis?

How often do babies infected with herpes died of encephalitis?

85% if untreated: According to recent cdc citations, 85% of neonatal herpes cases die if untreated. Survival with treatment is possible but the incidence of permanent long term disability is high. Encephalitis is one of the many problems involved with nnh. ...Read more

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Saw something on tv today about herpes infection killing babies. Is this complete lies? I thought herpes was just a rash and NOT DEADLY at all?

Saw something on tv today about herpes infection killing babies. Is this complete lies? I thought herpes was just a rash and NOT DEADLY at all?

Reality bites: A baby born to a mother during her first herpes outbreak has a significant risk of developing herpes encephalitis and dying or ending up with severe brain damage. That risk drops significantly for recurrent outbreaks but some have c-section deliveries to avoid any risk. I've cared for these babies born to mothers who were not aware of the problem.A brain damaged baby is not what they wanted. ...Read more

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I am having cold sores (herpes simplex 1) from a blood transfusion as an infant in 1980?

I am having cold sores (herpes simplex 1) from a blood transfusion as an infant in 1980?

Other sources: 80-90% of all adults are positive for the antibodies against herpes simplex 1, meaning they have had an active infection sometime in the past. Given these really high numbers for the general population, one does not need to invoke that a blood transfusion that happened as an infant was the cause. ...Read more

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My baby seems completely healthy at 8 weeks old but could he still have been born with herpes?

My baby seems completely healthy at 8 weeks old but could he still have been born with herpes?

Most likkely not: Late onset of congenital herpes infection does occur, manifesting as herpes sepsis or herpes meningoencephalitis, but i think that 8 weeks of normal health seems to rule out congenital herpes infection. If you have a personal cencern such as you had active herpes vaginal infection at the time of delivery of the baby, you should speak to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can a baby be completely healthy if born with herpes?

Can a baby be completely healthy if born with herpes?

Yes: But that depends upon what you mean by "born with Herpes". Infection? Encephalitis? Need to know more in order to answer. ...Read more

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Can a baby be born blind at birth if you have herpes?

Can a baby be born blind at birth if you have herpes?

Can be worse: An infant can acquire the herpes germ in the birth canal from a woman shedding the virus and look normal at birth.Within a week or two, it may have made its way into the brain to cause a tragic encephalitis.Even with aggressive treatment the kid may end up with a brain that resembles swiss cheese.Plan a scheduled c-section prior to labor if you have it. ...Read more

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What would common symptoms of a child born with herpes be?

What would common symptoms of a child born with herpes be?

Hsv: Herpes simplex virus can cause an array of syptoms such as skin lesions. There is a much more virulent form which can be disseminated to the brain, liver, lungs and kidneys. Disseminatedherpes can cause encephalitis, hepatitis and coma, as well aspneumonia. ...Read more

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Will your baby be born with birth defects if you have genital herpes?

Will your baby be born with birth defects if you have genital herpes?

Birth defects: Genital herpes can be passed to the newborn as the child passes through the birth canal. Currently we are starting Valtrex (valacyclovir) on women who have a history of genital herpes in the third trimester decreasing their risk of passing the virus to their baby. A woman with active genital herpes during labor is delivered by cesarean section. ...Read more

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Could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Yes: Infection can occur at any stage of pregnancy. The infection could transfer to baby immediately in the initial phase the infection and cause fetal damage or loss.If not passed during the initial phase, the germ can infect baby near the time of delivery.Baby can appear asymptomatic at birth and develop a devastating encephalitis in the first few weeks. ...Read more

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Docs, could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Docs, could a child be born with herpes if the mother contracts herpes during pregnancy?

Yes: Infection can occur at any stage of pregnancy. The infection could transfer to baby immediately in the initial phase the infection and cause fetal damage or loss.If not passed during the initial phase, the germ can infect baby near the time of delivery.Baby can appear asymptomatic at birth and develop a devastating encephalitis in the first few weeks. ...Read more

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How do herpes look on a baby skin?

How do herpes look on a baby skin?

Bumps or blisters : Herpes lesions classically start as a red bump and will transition into a fluid filled blister. There may be one or a cluster. The surrounding skin may be red. They typically are painful more than itchy. They will eventually scab over. Any lesion suspected of being herpes on a baby should be evaluated immediately as there can be more serious generalized problems that can develop. ...Read more

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Can neonatal herpes hurt my baby bad?

Can neonatal herpes hurt my baby bad?

A 10 ON BAD SCALE: If at all possible you want to avoid this possibility.The germ has a habit of entering the babies brain and destroying tissue. The appearance on a CT scan on survivors is like Swiss cheese. Permanent disability is common. Even early recognition and treatment does not assure a good outcome. ...Read more

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How can I protect my baby if I have herpes while pregnant?

How can I protect my baby if I have herpes while pregnant?

Depends: They are most at risk if you deliver vaginally during a 1st outbreak. (30-40% infected) It drops down to about 5% thereafter. You are more likely to pass virus during an outbreak but silent shedding of virus has been known to infect babies. Some women elect to have a c-section to avoid any risk, either scheduled or within 4 hours of ruptured membranes. ...Read more

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Can a baby get herpes if an adult with herpes kisses them on the cheek?

Can a baby get herpes if an adult with herpes kisses them on the cheek?

Yes: Although transmission is unlikely on intact skin of the cheek, baby skin is much thinner than adult skin, so the risk is higher. Also, since there is virus in the saliva, any trace of it on the lips/mucous membranes could result in inoculation and infection. ...Read more

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How likely is it that i'll give herpes to my baby, if I get cold sores once a year?

High likelihood: Cold sores are typically caused by hsv-1 virus, and is associated (though not exclusively) with herpes ulcers above the waistline. Once infected, the virus hides out in the neurons that innervate the cell lining of the mouth. Up to 80% of HSV infections are asymptomatic. By age 30 years, 50% of individuals in a high socioeconomic status and 80% in a lower socioeconomic status are seropositive. ...Read more

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How long does herpes on your finger last for? I have a little baby at home, can it be passed on to him?

How long does herpes on your finger last for? I have a little baby at home, can it be passed on to him?

First time?: The herpetic whitlow as it is called can be due to either hsv1 or hsv2 depending on which orifice the finger got it from. With antihsv therapy such as Acyclovir or valacyclovir, the lesion can be gone in less than a week. Hsv is not good for really little babies (neonates) but if you keep your finger covered and wash your hands, should be ok. ...Read more

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Im 5 weeka pregnant n I have herpes. What do I do so my baby can come out healthy n the herpes can go away. Its painful!?

Im 5 weeka pregnant n I have herpes. What do I do so my baby can come out healthy n the herpes can go away. Its painful!?

HSV in pregnancy: If you are having active herpes outbreaks in pregnancy, then antiviral suppression is often prescribed. The risk to the baby is usually at delivery (unless this is the first time you've had herpes). If there are active lesions or symptoms around the time of delivery, then cesarean section reduces the risk to your baby. Antiviral medications reduce the chance of these lesions. No lesions= safe baby. ...Read more

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My friend has had herpes for three years now, however, she is now pregnant with her first baby. She is concerned about the welfare of ger baby.

My friend has had herpes for three years now, however, she is now pregnant with her first baby. She is concerned about the welfare of ger baby.

Outbreaks= C/S: Late pregnancy herpes outbreaks may cause the OB md to decide on a c/section to avoid transmission to the infant via vaginal delivery. Herpes will attack the central nervous system of a infant if contracted at delivery. ...Read more

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Can you have a baby with herpes?

Can you have a baby with herpes?

It is possible: But close monitoring and extra care needs to be taken to assure the baby does not acquire the infection in utero and or when passing through the birth canal, as this could be serious. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the risk of having a baby with herpes?

What are the risk of having a baby with herpes?

Herpes: Exposure the newborn to herpes makes the makes the baby has a high risk of developing encephalitis, which a form of meningitis. That 's why many obstetrician advice on c/s. ...Read more

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