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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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If a man has herpes can he no longer have babies?

If a man has herpes can he no longer have babies?

Yes you can: Herpes doesn't prevent you from having babies. It's an infection you will probably be dealing with periodically for the rest of your life but it doesn't affect fertility. ...Read more

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Is herpes related to deformities in babies?

Is herpes related to deformities in babies?

Herpes and babies: Herpes viruses can cause issues in utero. There are many herpes viruses including: hsv, cmv, vzv, ebv, and hhv6. CMV causes the best described issues with brain abnormalities and hearing issues and could result in cerebral palsy. Hsv tends to be more of a problem after birth but can cause severe brain damage. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can look similar to herpes on babies skin?

Is there anything that can look similar to herpes on babies skin?

Mollusculum: Molluscullum contagiosum, a virus, can cause small blister conglomerates. Usually picked from daycare. Best will be to let a pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

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How often do babies infected with herpes died of encephalitis?

How often do babies infected with herpes died of encephalitis?

85% if untreated: According to recent cdc citations, 85% of neonatal herpes cases die if untreated. Survival with treatment is possible but the incidence of permanent long term disability is high. Encephalitis is one of the many problems involved with nnh. ...Read more

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Saw something on tv today about herpes infection killing babies. Is this complete lies? I thought herpes was just a rash and NOT DEADLY at all?

Saw something on tv today about herpes infection killing babies. Is this complete lies? I thought herpes was just a rash and NOT DEADLY at all?

Reality bites: A baby born to a mother during her first herpes outbreak has a significant risk of developing herpes encephalitis and dying or ending up with severe brain damage. That risk drops significantly for recurrent outbreaks but some have c-section deliveries to avoid any risk. I've cared for these babies born to mothers who were not aware of the problem. A brain damaged baby is not what they wanted. ...Read more

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I am having cold sores (herpes simplex 1) from a blood transfusion as an infant in 1980?

I am having cold sores (herpes simplex 1) from a blood transfusion as an infant in 1980?

Other sources: 80-90% of all adults are positive for the antibodies against herpes simplex 1, meaning they have had an active infection sometime in the past. Given these really high numbers for the general population, one does not need to invoke that a blood transfusion that happened as an infant was the cause. ...Read more

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Can heat rash look like herpes on baby?

Can heat rash look like herpes on baby?

No: Herpes is a group of blisters. The blisters are usually in a small area, but rarely could be spread over a large area. Heat rash looks like red prickly bumps covering the area that got too warm. ...Read more

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My baby has fluid blisters on his arm and then also on his face appearing just today. Could it look like herpes and be something else?

My baby has fluid blisters on his arm and then also on his face appearing just today. Could it look like herpes and be something else?

Rash: Rashes are so difficult to diagnose, without looking at them. Also, I don't know your baby's age. If baby is a newborn, he/she would more than likely be deathly sick with herpes. With older children, there are many rashes, like this. If itchy, it could be poison ivy. Chicken pox, also itchy, if baby has not been immunized against it. Herpes is very painful, and usually is not widespread, like thi. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on a male?

What does herpes look like on a male?

Various shapes: It can take many forms ranging from small blisters to superficial ulcers to linear cuts. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on my 5 month old?

What does herpes look like on my 5 month old?

Blisters: Just like chickenpox. You need to take your baby to see the pediatrician. It has serious complications if disseminated and left untreated. Best to get checked. Err on the safe side. Of course history is very important along with physical examination. Do not delay if it is herpes. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on your lips?

What does herpes look like on your lips?

Herpes simplex: This is what are often called "cold sores". They begin with small blisters, break open and form shallow ulcers which are tender and painful. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on eyeball?

What does herpes look like on eyeball?

Like a tree branch: A herpetic eye infection causes an ulcer on the cornea. Classically it looks like a tree branch in shape and is called a dendritic ulcer. There is a new topical medication called zirgan which works quite well. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like?

What does herpes look like?

See image: Cluster of small blisters with surrounding redness; blisters break and form scabs. ...Read more

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What do herpes look like on a male?

What do herpes look like on a male?

Herpes: Before a cold sore appears the area will sometimes tingle, feel slightly raised and may appear red and inflamed. This pain or tingling sensation is called the prodrome (or warning symptom) and typically occurs 1 to 2 days before the cold sore appears.
A cold sore generally appears as a small, fluid-filled blister which goes through a cycle of phases. The lesions will last for 8-10 days. ...Read more

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Does herpes look like pimples?

Does herpes look like pimples?

Blisters: More like small bumps pr blisters with clear fluid, on top of red skin. There's usually no pus. ...Read more

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Please explain what does herpes look like in the genital areas?

Please explain what does herpes look like in the genital areas?

Blisters: They usually look like a cluster of painful blisters that rupture and a small ulcer forms that looks similiar to a cancker sore. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like under tongue or is it possible for it to be under the tongue?

What does herpes look like under tongue or is it possible for it to be under the tongue?

Probably not herpes: This is an unusual location for herpes. If you don't have painful sores, herpes is unlikely. See a doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Would does herpes look like are they cluster of blisters or is is one cut. I had a concie. Reacur.? Cut on clot went to doc but she couldn't take swab

Would does herpes look like are they cluster of blisters or is is one cut. I had a concie. Reacur.? Cut on clot went to doc but she couldn't take swab

I'll take a shot: I'm not certain of all your words due to typos, but herpes does typically look like a small cluster of blisters on the skin, but on the genital/vulvar tissues it is more like open sores that are ulcerated/have an irregular surface. They are painful and itchy and testing is usually possible. Persist with efforts to get diagnosis if symptoms persist; current & future therapy is specific & effective. ...Read more

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Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

For sure not herpes: No doctor is likely to mix up herpes with the kind of rash caused by jock itch (or its equivalent in women). And herpes outbreaks never last 2 months -- each outbreak always clears up entirely within a couple weeks. There is no chance this is herpes. ...Read more

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What duz herpes look like?

What duz herpes look like?

Varies: Herpes of the genital area can just be a reddened area but classically is a small group of clear blisters. This area is paiful, tingles and can get crusty. It is like a fever blister (only it is not a fever blister). Usually clinically diagosed but can absolutely be diagnosed if cultured and positive. Practice safe sex or you will continue to get the gift that keeps on giving! ...Read more

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Can this look like herpes please help?

Can this look like herpes please help?

Sorry, but your: Question is incomplete. It is likely that your physician can identify your lesion. ...Read more

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What do herpes bumps look like?

What do herpes bumps look like?

Herpes simplex: Tiny skin elevations like goose flesh followed by formation of blisters, then breaking down to produce shallow painful and tender ulcers. ...Read more

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What does herpes on face look like?

What does herpes on face look like?

Herpes simplex: These lesions begin with a tiny red dot, turn into a blister and then break open and form a small ulcer about 3-8mm in diameter, or if several occur and merge together they may look larger. ...Read more

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What would herpes on the tounge look like?

What would herpes on the tounge look like?

Ulceration: Usually an oral herpes will form a painless or a slightly painful blister in the mouth before it ruptured and became a painful ulceration. And usually it takes a week or so to heal up. If you have unhealed ulceration on your tongue for more than 3 weeks, please consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How common is intraoral herpes, and what does it look like?

Intraoral herpes: Is very common viral (HSV1) infection. They are a cluster of blisters that first appear clear then become cloudy and appears inside the mouth or more often outside the mouth on the lips. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on ur chest and if so what does it look like?

Can you get herpes on ur chest and if so what does it look like?

Yes: Herpes on the body is called herpes gladiatorum. It looks like one or more small blisters close to each other, each 1 mm in size. The area might be red. Later the blisters burst and the area becomes wet and shiny. ...Read more