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Bad case of tonsillitis was cultured as herpes simplex 1. Can this spread?

Bad case of tonsillitis was cultured as herpes simplex 1. Can this spread?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes is contagious but also very common. You can spread to others but transmission is lessened by taking antiviral medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). Avoid kissing or sharing sodas or toothbrushes until the infection resolves. Even without sores there is a chance of spreading this to others. About 80% of people have oral herpes or herpes simplex one. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Maybe: The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood test will find out they were ever exposed. For those who have outbreaks, they can release the virus before a sore is present, either oral or genital sores. ...Read more

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I have small grains in the pubic 2 month ago white aut any Pain SERUM HERPES(Simplex 1) IgMNEGATIVE= <1.0 SERUM HERPES(Simplex 1 1 igG POSITIVE(24.26?

I have small grains in the pubic 2 month ago white aut any Pain 
SERUM HERPES(Simplex 1) IgMNEGATIVE= <1.0
SERUM HERPES(Simplex 1 1 igG POSITIVE(24.26?

Not herpes: Typically if their is no pain then the lesions are not herpes. The lab results suggest previous exposure to herpes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How accurate is serology for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

How accurate is serology for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

Viral isolation: None of the serologic tests will convincingly differentiate between herpes types 1 & 2 infections. The only way to definitively do this is to isolate the virus and test it for type. ...Read more

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How/why is herpes simplex 2 considered worse than herpes simplex 1?

How/why is herpes simplex 2 considered worse than herpes simplex 1?

It isn't: These viruses are very similar except that type i usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia. ...Read more

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Do you know are HPV and herpes simplex 1 and 2 related conditions?

Do you know are HPV and herpes simplex 1 and 2 related conditions?

Only from the : Standpoint that they are infectious diseases that can be spread through sexual contact. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are my daily treatment options for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

I was wondering what are my daily treatment options for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

Three medications: If you want to prevent an outbreak of either herpes 1 or herpes too virus there are three antiviral oral medications that you can take. Since they are all prescription you need to ask your doctor about them. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are my daily treatment options for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

Could you tell me what are my daily treatment options for herpes simplex 1 and 2?

Acyclovir: Acyclovir & Ganciclovir are the most common meds used to treat and/or prevent either form of herpes. If it is in the oral area, your dentist can treat it otherwise see your regular md. ...Read more

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My daughter is 2 n she git herpes simplex 1. Shes on oral meds but is there a cream i can use?

My daughter is 2 n she git herpes simplex 1. Shes on oral meds but is there a cream i can use?

Treating Herpes: Yes. Of course. But, if she has herpes someone had to have given this to her. I would have the family all tested and then teach them about viral shedding and the necessity of putting them on a treatment to reduce their contagiousness. There is zovirax (acyclovir) for topical application, but oral meds work much better for suppression of this infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Viral Culture (Definition)

A viral culture involves taking a sample and plating it in a culture medium that allows it to grow. There are dozens of different media for viral culture, as each virus requires a different nutrient environment for it to grow. So, whenever this is suspected, many different types of culture media are "plated" to make sure the appropriate ...Read more


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