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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Do you know are canker sores related to herpes simplex type 1?

Do you know are canker sores related to herpes simplex type 1?

Not related: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex type 1 virus. Canker sore cause is not well understood, but not beleived to be viral in origin. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent cold sores HSV 1 cold sore treatment and prevention (oral herpes)?

What can you do to prevent cold sores HSV 1 cold sore treatment and prevention (oral herpes)?

Reduce stress: Cold sores are from a virus that is permanently in your "system" and comes out when you're stressed, lack of sleep, minor trauma, lowered resistance, etc. Once you've got one, you'll always have it. Often treated by a dentist using s soft tissue laser (without actually touching the sore) & makes them heal faster. See your md if medical issues exist. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for canker sores?

What are some home remedies for canker sores?

Salt or baking soda: Here are 3 home remedies which may help alleviate discomfort: 1) mix 1 tspn of salt with warm water and swish for 1 minute several times a day. The salt water helps dry out the sore. 2) alternatively, substitute baking soda for the salt in options 1. 3) if the sore is very painful, use liquid antacid and swish in mouth for 3-5 minutes and then spit. The antacid helps coat the sore. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

What are some good home remedies to help heal mouth sores?

My favorite:: Mix together equal amounts of milk of magnesia or kaopectate and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Milk of magnesia and kaopectate both contain ingredients that coat wet tissues, such as those in the mouth. Benylin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) contain ingredients that act as mild topical anesthetics and antihistamines (which reduce inflammation). Dab it on your canker sores with a q-tip. Don't swallow it. ...Read more

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How big are genital herpes sores? What are they filled with?

How big are genital herpes sores?  What are they filled with?

Herpes: Usually appear as small, few to several in number, redish blister-like bumps. They contain the virus.You can google pictures of that is helpful. ...Read more

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Are there any ways to spread type 1 herpes (cold sores) to the genital area?

Are there any ways to spread type 1 herpes (cold sores) to the genital area?

Yes: You can also spread type 2 (genital herpes) to the mouth - even without active sores. In either case, the gential lesions are more painful than the oral lesions which tend to be more annoying. Both are treatable but not curable. Your dentist or md can give meds to prevent, control or lesson the discomfort depending on where the lesions are. Avoiding stress seems to lessen the frequency of outbreak. ...Read more

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What are some at home remedies to relieve pain for a herpes outbreak?

What are some at home remedies to relieve pain for a herpes outbreak?

Topical lidocaine: You can get topical Lidocaine and it will numb the area temporarily until it heals. Abreva works ok and can shorten outbreak by a day or two. Also, wear sunscreen daily to prevent further outbreaks. L-lysine has helped some also. ...Read more

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What can heal a herpes outbreak?

What can heal a herpes outbreak?

Time: And if used early in the outbreak, oral antivirals can help. ...Read more

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Canker* sores, not cold sores (aka feverblisters)related to herpes simplex type 1, what to do?

Canker* sores, not cold sores (aka feverblisters)related to herpes simplex type 1, what to do?

Herpetic lesions: Canker sores of herpetic origin can be treated palliatively to give relief from the soreness. Abreva is an over-the counter topical gel/medication that you can purchase at your pharmacy that will reduce the length of time that the lesion is active. Your dentist or physician can also prescribe an anti-viral drug (ie. Acyclovir) that can also reduce the length of time and/or onset of appearance. ...Read more

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If sores spread from penis to foot. Are those herpes?

If sores spread from penis to foot. Are those herpes?

probably not: Usually herpes will reactivate the initial site of infection and rarely travels around the body unless you have severe compromise of your immune system which i assume you don't since you didn't mention it. Sounds like 2 different processes at work here. ...Read more

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What are topical relief measures for herpes simplex blisters?

What are topical relief measures for herpes simplex blisters?

Essential oils: Like tea tree or lemon balm oils can speed healing and relief. Homeopathic rhus box can also help. I have had great success with a chinese herbaceutical called schmoove. (ww.Franzcenter.Com is one place to see it) aloe may offer some relief as can topical zovirax (acyclovir) (a prescription form your doc). ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between primary intraoral herpes simplex, recurrent intraoral herpes and canker sores?

How can you tell the difference between primary intraoral herpes simplex, recurrent intraoral herpes and canker sores?

Herpes simplex: Intraoral herpetic lesions are small blisters that ulcerate and often present in clusters. More commonly on lips. Canker sores intraoral lesions, somewhat larger than herpetic lesions. Hard to know if you have primary vs recurrent herpes, although primary outbreaks are commonly more severe. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if mouth sores are considered herpes or canker sores?

Can someone tell me if mouth sores are considered herpes or canker sores?

Canker & cold sores: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. See your dentist if concerned. ...Read more

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Does any research support the use of lysine to treat cold sores? Are cold sores contagious? Can I safely kiss my partner when sores are present?

Oral herpes: I am not aware of any research about lysine and cold sores. Cold sores are caused by a virus called herpes virus. Contact with the active cold sores will transmit the herpes virus to your partner. But when crusts form on cold sores, they stop being contagious. ...Read more

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Do you know are lip cold sores considered herpes?

Cold sores: Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus and considered contagious. See a dermatologist for treatment options if you suspect this condition. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of/a home remedy for canker sores?

What are possible causes of/a home remedy for canker sores?

Natural....: Salt water rinses and time as your body will heal it. If it's not gone in 10-14 days, it may not be canker sores and if that's the case, you need to see a dentist to find out what it is. ...Read more

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What are some common home remedies to treat cold sores?

What are some common home remedies to treat cold sores?

Few: Most over the counter remedies are simply palliative. The acute phase lasts 10-14 days. Prescription meds such as Famvir (famciclovir) or Acyclovir given topically and orally can decrease the length of time of the acute flair up. ...Read more

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What are some ny at home remedies to cold sores?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...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


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A condition that causes recurrent infections of the genitals, caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted from person to ...Read more