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What Do Vaginal Herpes Look Like
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
Ibuprofen: Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) may help some with the pain, and Acyclovir can reduce the severity of the outbreak, and decrease the duration, if started early enough. This requires a prescription, but is well tolerated with few side effects. It can also be taken to reduce the frequency of recurrences. ...Read more
So not ok. Mad. Got vaginal herpes diagnosed. So question, I need help girls--what do I tell hiim!?
Disclosing Herpes: Here are a few tips. 1. Got herpes? Get a blood test to prove which herpes virus it is. 2. Know that facts. 74% of americans have herpes type one and 26% of american's have type two. 3. Up to 90% of people with herpes do not have outbreaks. Everyone must get tested. 4. Contagiousness can be found even if you do not have an outbreak..And that goes for "him" as well. Don't get mad. Get educated. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, which is why if you have ever had a herpes outbreak, to tell your doctor if you get pregnant. You will need to be on suppressive medication starting at 36 weeks to avoid transmission to the baby. Also, if you are having a herpes outbreak at the time of labor, c-section is recommended. ...Read more
I'm pretty sure I have vaginal herpes and may have had in the past but they've never been an issue. The last 3 days have been agony. Is there any over?
Genital herpes?: Something doesn't compute. Only initial herpes, i.e. the first infection, is likely to cause "agony". Maybe not herpes before, but now a new infection? But several other possibilities as well. The only way to get answers is to see a doctor in person, preferably one with lots of experience in herpes and other STDs. Do it ASAP, sooner the better for accurate herpes diagnosis and effective treatment. ...Read more
Yes: Genital herpes is a disease caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv), of which there are two types. Type 1 (hsv-1) usually causes oral herpes, an infection of the lips and mouth. In the past, hsv-1 was not known to cause genital herpes, but that is changing, especially among people who begin having sex at a young age. Still, in most cases, genital herpes is caused by hsv-2 herpes virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How painful is vaginal herpes I have one big pimple like sore can it affect your whole vagina like stinging and smelly fishy odor ?
Maybe not...: Vaginal herpes can be quite painful--especially the first episode. However, a single big pimple is unlikely to be herpes. It is more likely to be an ingrown hair or hydradenitis. The fishy odor is not common to herpes. It usually is a sign of bacterial vaginosis. To know for sure, you need to have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more
Is a high swab vaginal herpes DNA test result reliable? (Without leison) Do I need another blood test to reconfirm?
Not reliable: Any single swab test for HSV only shows the virus was not present at that moment. Even in people with proved genital HSV2 infection, virus typically is detectable less than 20% of the time; for HSV1 it's under 1% of the time. So this test doesn't show whether or not you have genital herpes. A blood test can help: if positive for HSV2, you have genital herpes, regardless of swab test results. ...Read more
What meds to take to get rid of vaginal herpes I was diagnose with genital herpes and fishy odor will it ever go away?
If you touch a contagious vaginal herpes sore on your face or example eyes what will happen and what to do?
Herpes simplex: If you have not had herpetic infection previously you can become acutely infected and if this is in your eye you will have to see an ophthalmologist immediately to prevent its causing blindness. Many people have already been previously infected with this virus whether or not they had recognizable symptoms, and this situation may not convey any consequences. ...Read more
A female with vaginal herpes infection....Can the vaginal discharge be white and look like cottage cheese like a yeast infection?
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