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Medications For Herpes Sores
I have always been extremely sensitive down there but 3 weeks ago I found out I had genital herpes. I was put on medication and all the sores have hea?
I am not sure what you are asking. Can you reread your question and clarify.
But, here is the latest on genital herpes. 90% of people infected with this virus do not have outbreaks and often do not know they are infected and contagious. If you have a recurrent outbreak soon after the treated outbreak heals you may need to be on medication daily. You and your partners need the blood test! ...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
Should I put emocort on sores on vulva or mometasone furoate? Sores may be herpes or not, they're located around uretra. I was prescribed both creams.
Steroid creams: Should not be used unless prescribed for a specific purpose. If you have lesions around your urethra you should see your physician for a diagnosis before using any cream you have on hand. Steroids are used to reduce inflammation but they can slow the healing time of certain infections. ...Read more
I picked at my cold sore and then touched my vagina. I put rubbing alcohol all over my vagina, what do I do now? I've had cold sores all my life, and rarely washed my hands before wiping, touching, etc. But haven't come up with genital herpes.
Stop Picking!: If you have recurrent cold sores, you may benefit from being on long term prophylactic (preventative) anti-viral agent (such as valcyclovir).. Don't pick your cold sores (it will only spread the virus) and don't ever use alcohol around the vagina. You're at increased risk of spreading the virus to other parts of your body and your partner's body, so please consult your md for further evaluation. ...Read more
LEVEL OF IMMUNITY: Breakouts are related to your immunity level. Most commonly occurs when your immunity is down, such as when you are stressed out or have an infection that decreases your immune level. Unhealthy diet may also weaken your immune system and cause more breakouts. Bottom line: eat healthy, exercise, and live as much as possible a stress free life. ...Read more
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The PCR blood: Test does not require you to have active lesions to diagnose. ...Read more
Herpes blood test: Should be accurate regardless. Externally, you can be shedding with or without visible lesions. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Don't know how you were tested, but most often this is a clinical diagnosis based upon the mode of presentation of the lesions. Treatment, unless begun immediately after onset is seldom effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. You don't say where the infection occurred, but am assuming genitally, in which case you might want to be tested for other stds. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more
Is it normal for herpes sores to become less painful with time or does it usually stay until they go away?
I am female. 5 yr ago to now kinda reoccuring alot itchyness then scratched alot blurning no pain noticed or sores noticed. Herpes?
I contracted herpes 6 years ago, I felt it come and leave, now it seems the process is entirely internal, I never get sores, is that normal?
Canker vs. Cold Sore: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) and oral herpes (cold sores) are two distinct types of lesions. Unfortunately many patients and even some dentists commonly refer to them interchangeably and do not fully understand the differences and causes. Here is a good resource for clarification: http://publications. Usa. Gov/epublications/fever-blister/fever-canker. Html. ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Not always!: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area. Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. Culture of lesion diagnostic. ...Read more
It may: It may dry them up faster. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Are herpes sores always painful? Are they sometimes mild? If so how. Need to know straight answer
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