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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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Could i fight herpes early on?

Could i fight herpes early on?

Yes: Although Herpes will not be 'cured' the symptoms can be markedly V'ed with an antiviral. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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Could someone die from herpes?

Herpes Encephalitis: Herpes encephalitis is a rare complication of the herpes virus affecting the brain- it can lead to death. ...Read more

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What can be mistaken for herpes?

What can be mistaken for herpes?

Other single rashes: Herpes blisters don't look like any other rash when they are at a single location. The reddish spot that comes before the blisters may look like an early pimple trying to form. The scab that comes after the blisters may look like an old pimple trying to heal. If unsure of the diagnosis, one can just do a blood test to look for herpes antibodies. ...Read more

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Could herpes cause other problems?

Could herpes cause other problems?

Yes: Herpes is very complicated. Simply put, there are essentially two types: cold sores (type i) and genital herpes (type ii). In patients with weak immune systems, herpes can cause ulcers in the esophagus, encephalitis (brain inflammation) and neurological disorders to name a few. In relatively healthy adults, an annoying cold sore or painful genital outbreaks can occur occassionally. ...Read more

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Could herpes be passed through a cut?

Could herpes be passed through a cut?

Herpes: Genital herpes is a chronic sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Historically, hsv-2 accounted for a majority of genital infections; however, hsv-1, which usually infects the orolabial area, now accounts for up to 50% of first-episode cases.Primary infection may result in systemic as well as local manifestations.Incubation period is 3 to 7 days. ...Read more

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Was wondering if this could be herpes.

Was wondering if this could be herpes.

Herpes: Hard to say without examination.Herpes can be confirmed by having swabs down by doctor or sexual health clinics. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Things that can be mistaken for herpes.

Things that can be mistaken for herpes.

Pimples, boils,: allergic contact dermatitis, staph infection, other kinds of infection, bites....to name a few ...Read more

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How do I know if I could I have herpes?

How do I know if I could I have herpes?

Be seen: Both blood tests and lesional tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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