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What is herpes? How do you get it? How does it effect it?

What is herpes? How do you get it?  How does it effect it?

Virus: Herpes simplex (hsv) is a viral infection. The virus typically casuses fever blisters or cold sores (hsv-1) or genital herpes (hsv-2) although either type can infect either site. It typically causes a painful ulcer at the infected site, although subsequent infections can be less painful. Anti-viral medications like Acyclovir can help. ...Read more

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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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What is herpes simplex of the eye, ? How do you get it, how can you cure it ? Can it cause mucas in the throat and coughing?

What is herpes simplex of the eye, ? How do you get it, how can you cure it ? Can it cause mucas in the throat and coughing?

Very Serious!: Herpes simplex is the virus that causes oral "fever blisters". It is highly contagious and can be transmitted to the eye or other mucosal surfaces ( ie vagina) with contact. If you think, or have been told you have it in the eye , this is an ophthalmologic emergency and you should see an ophthalmologist immediately as it can cause permanent scarring and blindness. Go see the doctor today! ...Read more

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How do you get herpes from a toliet seat please help me?

How do you get herpes from a toliet seat please help me?

You don't: Herpes is not caught by contact with the virus on toilet seats or anywhere else in the environment. You only get genital herpes by having sex with an infected partner. Don't worry about toilet seats. ...Read more

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How do you get herpes and how would my partner knows she has it if she isn't seeing any signs?

How do you get herpes and how would my partner knows she has it if she isn't seeing any signs?

Fluid exchange: Herpes is most commonly transmitted via fluid exchange through kissing, oral-genital sex, sexual intercourse. Usually, upon exposure, there is a latency period after which blisters appear that are painful. They are often noted as cold sores when they appear around the lips. If you had herpes before, you may not see the classic signs of pain/skin blisters/vesicles etc. ...Read more

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How do you get herpes without sexual activity?

How do you get herpes without sexual activity?

Self transmission: Herpes on the lip is common and can be spread from the faeto genitals rarely. Genital herpes can lie dormant and recur at various times so contact could have possible been months ago. ...Read more

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How do you get herpes type 2 and what do I do now?

How do you get herpes type 2 and what do I do now?

It's an STD: Clarification to previous reply: "Active lesions" are not necessary to transmit. In people with HSV2, the virus is often present in the genital area without symptoms, and herpes often is caught from infected partners who don't know they are infected and/or who don't have an apparent outbreak at the time. Your partner also needs to be checked for infection, even if s/he hasn't noticed anything. ...Read more

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How do you get herpes of the eye?

How do you get herpes of the eye?

Nasal or saliva: Herpes simplex type 1 is acquired casually through the nasal secretions or saliva of a family member or friend who is shedding the virus. It resides in the ganglia of nerves and may activate and shedd when immunity wanes such as during illness & stress. A cold sore of the lip is one location. The eye can be infected if the nerve going to the cornea is involved. This infection is not an STD. ...Read more

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How do you get ocular herpes?

How do you get  ocular herpes?

Virus in nerves: Herpes virus is an almost universal infection in children. Many are defeated but some take up residence in nerve roots throughout the body. They can then be activated by stress, disease, etc. - traveling down the nerve to the skin or in the eye, to the cornea. Transmission in adults from other parts of your body does not occur unless you have immune system problems. ...Read more

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How do you get herpes up your nose?

How do you get herpes up your nose?

Transmission: Herpes is a viral infection and if the virus is present on the nasal lining from direct or indirect transmission, this can occur. Best to see your otolaryngologis tfor evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get genital herpes?

How do you get genital herpes?

...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of genital herpes?

How do you get rid of genital herpes?

Can't: All you can do is control outbreaks with anti-viral meds & staying healthy and your immune system strong. Sorry. ...Read more

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How do you get tested for herpes? I've had several pelvic exams, blood drawn, urine analysis. What else can be done? Idk if its warts i had hpv

How do you get tested for herpes?  I've had several pelvic exams,  blood drawn, urine analysis. What else can be done? Idk if its warts i had hpv

History and physical: Urinalysis is worthless as a diagnostic tool, the herpes 2 bloodwork is infamous unreliable, and examination between outbreaks is not helpful. You might have the opportunity to have the suspect lesions seen during a flare -- herpes comes and goes, warts are more likely to remain constant, and there are other lesions that can do either. Good luck and stay proactive. ...Read more

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How did I get herpes?

How did I get herpes?

From someone else: You get herpes from someone else who has it. Hsv-2 is usually transmitted sexually. Hsv-1, the cause of cold sores, is often acquired earlier in life through close personal contact that isn't sexual. ...Read more

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How can you get herpes?

From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Sometimes, infected persons can transmit herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores, so prevention is not always possible. Most adults have had oral herpes, as it is so common. ...Read more

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How does one get herpes?

How does one get herpes?

Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your butt?

Can you get herpes on your butt?

Herpes: Genital herpes usually infects skin somewhere between the belly button and thighs. 98% of those who have hsv type 2 will have their infection somewhere in this region. Herpes is usually transmitted skin to skin. So, yes, the butt, while rare is in the realm of possibilities. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from a towel?

Can you get herpes from a towel?

Herpes : Herpes is not easy to catch. It has to be skin to skin or fluid to skin carrying the virus. It is not transmitted by towels, toilet seats etc. Hope that helps you not be worried. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get of herpes?

Is it possible to get of herpes?

Control not eliminat: It is generally possible to control herpes but not to eliminate it. It tends to remain dormant in nerves. ...Read more