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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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I had very mild herpes zoster just 8 blisters and I am cured now my pregnancy test is positive now after 5 days of medicine. Can it affect the fetus?

I had very mild herpes zoster just 8 blisters and I am cured now my pregnancy test is positive now after 5 days of medicine. Can it affect the fetus?

Zoster: It should not affect the fetus. It is a reactivation of the virus that you have had since chicken pox (or the vaccine) in your youth. With shingles (zoster), the virus does not travel through the blood stream - it travels locally down a nerve and to the skin. If anything it will boost your immunity to shingles/chicken pox during pregnancy.

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What are mild symptoms of herpes?

What are mild symptoms of herpes?

Tingling: Tingling, burning which then could progress to painful blisters and rash. Some people will have no symptoms but still have herpes. Please get checked if there is concern.

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Are herpes sores always painful? Are they sometimes mild? If so how. Need to know straight answer

Are herpes sores always painful? Are they sometimes mild? If so how. Need to know straight answer

Herpes: Some people do not have pain with a herpes outbreak or it can be very mild. If this happens your doctor may suggest taking medication everyday to decrease the chances of transfering it.

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Does mild herpes look ike a rash?

Does mild herpes look ike a rash?

Rash: This term is a layman's expression for anything occurring on the surface of the skin. You must describe the nature of the lesion and the history that goes with its occurrence to begin to diagnose it, and without actually seeing it, it is impossible to diagnose. It would be very atypical for herpes to appear like this.

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I had herpes type 1 and 2 test which came negative. After 2 months I have itchy and mild testical pain. I'm worried any one please tell me what is wrong?

I had herpes type 1 and 2 test which came negative. After 2 months I have itchy and mild testical pain. I'm worried any one please tell me what is wrong?

Unrelated: The tests are likely unrelated to your symptoms. Take testicular pain seriously and get evaluated by your primary care doctor as soon as possible.

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Mild oral herpes tongue what does it look like? What are the signs?

Mild oral herpes tongue what does it look like? What are the signs?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes is a viral infection from the herpes simplex virus. It usually starts as one or more blisters that break and leave a grey, cratered painful ulcer. It can occur anywhere in the mouth, and like any viral infection, may be accompanied by fever and muscle aches. They are sometimes mistaken for canker sores (aphthous ulcers), which are not caused by a virus. See your dentist to be sure.

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Ex partner had herpes. I'm experiencing swollen l-nodes in groin, itch & tingle (all mild) but many Drs won't test unless visible lesions. What to do?

Ex partner had herpes. I'm experiencing swollen l-nodes in groin, itch & tingle (all mild) but many Drs won't test unless visible lesions. What to do?

Symptoms not herpes: Herpes sores often itch, tingle, or cause inflamed lymph nodes, but by themselves, these don't suggest herpes. That said, Public Health Canada has a head-in-sand attitude about HSV blood tests, which therefore aren't done frequently. In my opinion, you should be tested because of exposure, but not because of your symptoms. However, my bet is you weren't infected and your test would be negative.

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Can a mild ocular herpes infection heal on its own?

Can a mild ocular herpes infection heal on its own?

Yes: But treatment reduces the risk of developing scarring that can occur with repeated infections. If you have had herpetic eye disease, you should visit the eye doctor with any redness, discomfort or change of vision in the eye with the herpes.

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Can you tell me what are symptoms of mild genital herpes?

Can you tell me what are symptoms of mild genital herpes?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex in the genital area may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches ; pains, headache ; swelling of groin lymph nodes. The lesions may be preceded several days by itching ;/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop into blisters. When the blisters break open they ooze fluid or bleed.

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Are there any such consistent symptoms for "mild" genital herpes, how can I tell?

Are there any such consistent symptoms for "mild" genital herpes, how can I tell?

Possibly: Herpes simplex blisters can range anywhere on the pain spectrum from being a little irritating to being extremely sensitive and painful. Sometimes you may not notice any discomfort or the rash may just itch.

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I was recently (3 weeks) diagnose with a mild case of genital herpes. I am an athlete and just started training again. I feel very weak.?

Herpes: Genital herpes is socially overblown virus infection. If one has a cold sore on the lip there is no social stigma. It is same family of viruses. Both will give mild flu like symptoms. Large dose of vitamin c, (4x500 mg a day) vitamin d 50, 000 units a day for 3 days will commonly get you over it

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If my first outbreak of genital herpes was very mild, that means that the recurrence are going to be mild or I will not have recurrence at all?

Typically: Typically the first outbreak of herpes is the worst, and subsequent outbreaks are lesser intensity or painless shedding of virus. A person might, as you say, never have an outbreak again. I see women who don't even know they have herpes because they've never had an outbreak. Safe sex practices are the best to make sure that you don't spread herpes. If you do have an outbreak, take acyclovir.

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Mild irritation and redness of vagina, coldsore present but has had oral herpes since I was a kid, have I given myself herpes?

Mild irritation and redness of vagina, coldsore present but has had oral herpes since I was a kid, have I given myself herpes?

No risk, stop asking: The same question was answered a day or two ago. Repeated asking won't change the answer. In longstanding herpes, the virus is almost never transmitted to a new body area. See your doctor about your symptoms.

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Is acyclovir safe to take in first month of pregnancy? I had herpes zoster mild took acyclovir 5 times a day for 5 days 800mg. I'm now pregnant?

Is acyclovir safe to take in first month of pregnancy? I had herpes zoster mild took acyclovir 5 times a day for 5 days 800mg. I'm now pregnant?

Probably fine: Acyclovir is technically pregnancy category c, meaning formal studies on the affect on human pregnancies have not been done. There is some data in the literature that shows no risk. But it is still not widely recommended. That being said, if the risk outweighs the benefits then one should be treated. Please discuss this with your OB doc.

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Herpes? I've had off and on mild itchiness (my doctor thought was just irritation from scratching) and I had a sore from scratching (healed in a week)

Herpes? I've had off and on mild itchiness (my doctor thought was just irritation from scratching) and I had a sore from scratching (healed in a week)

HSV 1&2 EVALUATION: It may be HSV2 or 1 Genitally, it can be transmitted via oral sex. HSV LESIONS TEND TO BE PAINFUL. See your doctor with next flare and get labs checked. Acute flares of HSV RESPOND TO FAMVIR&VALTREX. Most importantly to realize virus may be spread even without visible lesions. You need to have a frank discussion with past & present sex partners. Especially if they test-for HSV1&2.

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