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Sacral Herpes Symptoms
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
Herpes Symptoms: The virus starts to multiply when it gets into the skin cells. The skin becomes red and sensitive, and soon afterward, one or more blisters or bumps appear. The blisters first open, scab over, and then heal as new skin tissue forms. During a first outbreak, the area is usually painful and may itch, burn or tingle. Flu-like symptoms are also common: swollen glands, headache, muscle aches, fever. ...Read more
HERPES SYMPTOMS: I am assuming you mean herpes simplex commonly known as cold sores. Symptoms are itching and burning, blisters located mainly on the lips and face, also on the genital areas. Occasionally on the fingers, buttocks, and other areas of the skin. Highly contagious. Caused by viruses. ...Read more
Variable: Genital herpes can cause the typical ulcers or sore but it may also present in other ways such as burning with urination, itching without discharge, vaginal irritation with mild spotting. Your doctor can do some very sensitive tests to check whether the symptoms you have are due to herpes. Check the cdc. Gov website for more information on herpes and other stis. ...Read more
Depends on type!: If referring to hsv1 or hsv2 or even varicella zoster virus (hhv3) will cause a rash. All three can cause either or both pain and itching. Fever, malaise can be present as well- but not everyone gets all of these at once. A visit to your doctor is most appropriate if you think you have herpes. ...Read more
Ulcerated lesion: Typically you will see multiple open lesion on the external genitals that may be weeping and eventually crust over. These lesions are typically painful. Often times you may notice flu-like symptoms about 1-2 weeks prior to the genital lesions. ...Read more
Herpetic whitlow: Usually a few days to a week after exposure will a herpes infection manifest. If exposure to infected genital tract secretions or oral secretions took place through a break in the skin of a finger, the disease of herpetic whitlow can develop. Hopefully that isn't what happened with u-- but there is treatment if this develops. Take care. ...Read more
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Herpes: The more we learn about herpes it seems that the less we know. Those infected with herpes shed virus at the area of skin of their infection. They shed virus at unpredictable rates and times. There is no test to determine where one is infected or shedding and there is no test to determine the rate of viral shedding. Thus there is no valid answer to your question. But, infected humans need to know. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but two or three days is more the rule. But lesions can occur in a day. ...Read more
Few days to..: A percentage of people that contract herpes never have an outbreak. Or they may become infected, and experience their first outbreak months or years after exposure. After initial exposure, some people experience flu-like symptoms, or they may begin to notice blister formation on the mouth or genitals. So, it varies greatly, and could be from a few days to years! ...Read more
If you kiss somebody with herpes and you don't have any symptoms for 6 months? Should I worry about?
No: You should not worry about it because you may not have any problems from it as not everyone catches herpes with a kiss. It is only with prolonged close contact that you can catch this infection. Moreover your body's immune system can control most infections and prevent them from establishing in your body. ...Read more
I have no symptoms for herpes. My dr. Said that I should test only if there are symptoms. Is this correct?
NO!: You should test if you want to know... You do not have to have symptoms to be a carrier ...Read more
What happens if a person has herpes (even if there are no symptoms), should they date a person who doesn't have herpes?
Personal decision: BUT - it is very important that this information be shared before physical intimacy occurs. ...Read more
I understand herpes without symptoms is a low risk of transmission to partner. How low? Do I need to tell him? He is married
Impossible to tell: For an individual, transmission either happens or not with every sexual contact. Risk goes down w/suppressive antivirals taken daily but not to zero. I believe your partner has a right to know. I would also suggest that you continue using a condom. Just because he is married, unfortunately this does not exclude possibility of transmitting an infection to you. You also have to take care of yourself. ...Read more
Is there anything such as herpes 2nd dimension? If there is. Is it contagious? What are the symptoms? Is there a cure to this?
I got my results back from my culture- negative for herpes, positive for strep b. What is strep b and can it cause similar symptoms?
Should I get tested for herpes if in past I had a lot sex partners never had symptoms. Current partner of 5 yrs also has no symptoms?
STDs: You should be tested for several STDs including syphilis and HIV among others. There are many that can remain without symptoms but continue to progress and do damage to your body. Anyone entering into an unprotected sexual relationship should have their partner tested first, and you should be tested not only for your benefit but your partner's. Stay well, be careful. It is dangerous out there. ...Read more
If I was exposed to herpes, how long would it take for symptoms to show up? I am a little worried about my last encounter with a woman.
Usually 7-14 days: It can take sometimes take longer.Get a more detailed answer ›
My husband first wife has herpes but he had no symptom or signs. They had divorced for 12 years now. Could my husband got it but not flare up?
Asympomatic (no or few/mild symptoms) carriers do exist but since transmission is most likely when an infected person's open sores contact the delicate mucus membrane tissue of another person. It's rarely been known to transfer from a non-symptomatic individual, but he can have a (not perfect) test. Info: http://goaskalice. Columbia. Edu/testing-asymptomatic-herpes
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How long should you wait for a IgG herpes test? If I've already had symptoms will it show up? It's been about 11 weeks since possible exposure.
Why is it that some people have highly recurring outbreaks of herpes (2), while others only have a couple or never even have an outbreak/symptoms?
Stress is a factor: Stress increases the frequency of herpes outbreaks. By taking daily suppressive therapy you can prevent frequent outbreaks and prevent transmitting the virus to others. If you don't want to take medication, daily Lysine 500mg is helpful in suppressing herpes outbreaks. ...Read more