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Thrush Or Herpes
Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more
If I give oral to someone with genital herpes, will I get genital herpes or oral herpes (like fever blisters, etc)?
Be careful: both type one and type two can actually be genital or oral. best to stay away from lesions ...Read more
No: The cause is unknown. As it tends to run in families, there may be a genetic or familial link. Some suspect an alteration in the immune response as many patient who have psoriasis also have a geographic tongue. To my knowledge, there has been no link to virus as the cause. More info at http://www.Aaomp.Org/public/geographic-tongue.Php. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It can: If you think you may have a herpetic skin rash, please seek help from a doctor in person, as if it's near your eyes or ears it can compromise either your sight or hearing. Again it doesn't mean that all rashes are herpes related but some are. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and no : Canker sores are an auto-immune inflammatory reaction to some types of trauma: physical, emotional, pharmaceutical and/or illness. They are self-limiting, need no medication and not contagious. In cases where the size, number or duration of the canker sores are not tolerable, you can take anti-inflammatory meds (nsaids) or ask your dentist for a chemical cautery or laser treatment for comfort. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some, yes: Hpv is a virus that can cause certain cancers, including cervical cancer. This can certainly kill you if not caught early and treated. Genital herpes is unlikely to be fatal, unless you get severely immunosuppressed and it attacks other organs, such as the brain. Hepatitis can cause liver failure and death, or can lead to liver cancer and death from that. Hiv can certainly kill. ...Read more
Can herpes that causes innocent oral fever blisters & cold sores be sexually transited to someone else as genital herpes?
Herpes - HSV1 & HSV2: Yes - unfortunately there can be cross over between the 2 different types of herpes. These viruses are always adapting and looking for 'new opportunities' and although traditionally, HSV-1 kept to the mouth/nose and HSV-2 kept to the genital tract, there can be 'back and forth' transmission of these viruses in susceptible patients. This is a reminder to keep ALL safe sex practices in mind! ...Read more
Is genital herpes just sexually transmitted or can you accidently give yourself genital herpes from a cold sore?
See below: Genital herpes used to be just Herpes simplex type 2. Cold sore used to be just Herpes simplex type 1. However, that is no longer the case. Either virus can appear as the genital or cold sore form. You can transfer one type to the opposite site. However, both herpes are transmissable only when you have active lesions filled with fluid (full of virus). ...Read more
No: Usually herpes is localized. Sometimes a person is exposed for the first time, having no immunity for another 10 days, and has a wide distribution of sores. This is a danger for people with poorly controlled eczema. Recurrent episodes of herpes occur in the some spot and are constrained by immunity to a local area for a limited time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Different appearance: The earliest manifestation of syphilis, also known as primary syphilis, causes an ulcer on the genitals that is painless and heals slowlly, like the one in the picture. Herpes causes vesicles or ulcers that are painful and heal within a few days, and can recur later. ...Read more
Yes of course: If you have oral sex with someone who has active genital herpes then can get the herpes orally, genital herpes is type 2 oral herpes is type 1 but u can get type 1 or 2 in either area. Continuous Valtrex (valacyclovir) can prevent outbreaks of herpes, please see your gyn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This is more likely to happen if mom has a first breakout around the time of delivery & delivers vaginally. Infection rates of around 30% have been cited. Risk drops for recurrent outbreaks & when mom takes suppression meds. Often a c-section delivery is scheduled or done as soon as the water breaks to prevent exposure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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