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What Do Vaginal Herpes Look Like
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
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
No: These 2 conditions look very different to a trained gynecologist. Herpes are shallow painful ulcers. There can be redness and slight swelling of the tissue but it's more general swelling. A bartholins will not have painful ulcers but will be like a swollen ball under the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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: 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
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