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Soap For Herpes
The past week my vagina lips has been irritated they itch and sometimes feel swollen or chaffed Can this be a reaction from new pads or soap. Herpes??
Yes.: It most certainly can be an allergic reaction to new products such as soaps, pads, powder, lotions, etc. It may also be herpes. Herpes usually has an ulcer, although at times it's not obvious. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. Stop using any new soaps or feminine products. ...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
I received oral sex from a girl. After I cleaned my penis with 96% alcohol and washed thoroughly with soap. Can this help prevent herpes contraction?
Can a baby catch herpes from a pacifier? Another child had my 7week old son pacifier I rinsed it off with hot water just a little soap I'm worried
Remote possibility: Herpes virus doesn't survive on outside objects like pacifier etc. fir very long. It must be in living cells to spread the infection, such as through intimate contacts etc. Keeping an eye on the baby for development of any herpes blister would be prudent nonetheless, although less likely in this scenario. Feel good ...Read more
Slightly: But herpes can enter the skin thru minor cracks, fissures, tears and therefore washing is not enough. First, you and your partner should be tested. Second, use condoms all the time. Third, if your partner is positive for herpes, consider medication to reduce risk of transmission. ...Read more
What else besides herpes can give you blisters on the inside of the vagina! I use so many diff lotions and soaps and rub it in thebinside?
Herpes type two: Herpes II is by far the most common cause of vaginal sores ("blisters?") And although soaps and lotions can cause irritation and soreness, they do not commonly cause ulcers (blisters). Herpes II is very contagious and can be spread by sex without the partner being aware he/she has active herpes. See your healthcare provider for tests. ...Read more
If you touch the herpes infected area with underwear on and then you wash your hands with soap then you touch your face will you still get infected?
No risk, no worry: Even if you touch a genital herpes outbreak then immediately touch your face, you would not get a facial infection. This happens sometimes during the very first herpes infection, but even that is rare; and it almost never happens in people with recurrent herpes. Even in initial infeciton, the very indirect exposure described here is zero risk. Also, soap instantaneously kills the herpes virus. ...Read more
If I came in contact with herpes on hands or mouth and wash it immediately with soap, can I wash it off? If it's been 15 minutes can I still wash off?
Can genital herpes or any STD be spread through sharing soap or a bottle of body wash? What about towels?
Are there other ways to spread genital herpes besides oral sex and genital contact? (e.I. Your hands, sharing towels/wash cloths, soap bars, etc.)
Am I at risk of transferring genital herpes to my lips if soap from washing my hands after using bathroom got on my lips?
No: There is no risk from that scenario. ...Read more
If you touch a person thigh that has genital herpes and then you go and go wash your hands with dish soap 4x will you be protected?
No risk: You can catch another person's genital herpes ONLY by intercourse or other direct sexual contact (oral sex, genital contact without penetration, etc). The virus is not transmitted by hand-genital contact, and certainly not by contact with non-genital areas like the thighs or anywhere else. Dish soap would kill the virus, but there would be no risk even if you didn't wash. ...Read more
Masturbated after touching my coldsore 10days ago for 1min. Immediately scrubbed genitals with soap. Today, painful welts on vulva. Genital herpes?
Very suspicious: It is indeed very suspicious for a herpetic infection. It is best to go in to doctor and get it checked out as there are anti-viral medications that can be used. However, earlier treatment is better, so don't wait a long time to be seen. ...Read more
If my fingers came in contact with genital herpes or genital warts, would I have to wash my hands with soap or can I just rinse my hands?
Water ok.: Water will remove over 90% of the viral load on your skin. Using the soap Would only be beneficial if there was oil residues or massive amounts of contaminant on your hand but you weren't able to wash off with water. ...Read more
If I had sex with someone with herpes with a condom but immediately after sex washed my thighs scrotum and penus with soap water and bleach is that enough to prevent contracting the virus?
Maybe/not: A condom provides some but not 100% protection for your penile shaft but not the other skin surfaces. Sexual fluids from an infected female may contain virus that transfers to any surface if she is actively shedding virus. Some patients take antivirals that reduce outbreaks or periods of asymptomatic shedding. General answer, there is always going to be some risk. ...Read more
Have a vaginal smell and a bump on lip of vagina is it the soap I use I don't put soap down there only when I wash chest area it goes down vagina I have no herpes or STD it hurts when I'm sitting down?
Big red bump on lip of vagina it burns no herpes or STD can it b from the soap I brought dial basics hypoallergenic soap from a dollar store I don't wash inside vagina but soap& water comes down my va?
Can you get herpes from a tiny spec of urine? Let me explain. So I work in a hospital setting and while I was changing a catheter, a tiny spec of urine flicked my lip (I am assuming it was urine). I washed it with soap and water the second it happened. He
No risk, no worries: Herpes isn't transmitted so easily. Usually the virus has to be massaged into exposed tissues, which is why initial genital herpes usually involves areas that receive maximum friction during sex. Also, urine inactivates most bacteria and viruses and rarely if ever transmits any STD. If you remain concerned, discuss with your hospital's infection control personnel. But truly, herpes isn't a risk. ...Read more
Multiple: Too numerous to discus here. Best is to search the cdc website. Most have neurologic side effects with opportunistic infections ultimately causing death after overwhelming the immune system. ...Read more
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
Herpes simplex infections in healthy people are usually localized to the area of infection. In people with weakened immune systems herpes can be serious, causing not only skin infections but also potentially infecting other organs.
Herpes infections in newborn babies can be very serious and have lifelong consequences or even causing death. ...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
Yes?: Would you not want to know if a potential sexual partner was likely to pass sometning on to you? It is patently unethical not to tell people what the risks of interacting with you are, particularly when it comes to a lifetime of potential problems. ...Read more
Med eval: Herpes simplex 2 usually is a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which. ...Read more