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Please help! what is the cause of herpes simplex 1?

Please help! what is the cause of herpes simplex 1?

Herpes Simplex Virus: (hsv) 1 causes most oral cases (i.e. Cold sores). However, hsv -2 can also infect the mouth/ oral area. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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What bacteria/viruses cause herpes simplex?

What bacteria/viruses cause herpes simplex?

Virus: There are two types of herpes viruses that are most common.Type one causes cold sores and the 2nd types causes genital herpes, although in this day pf different sexual mores the. Two can be interchangeable. ...Read more

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What bacteria/virus is the cause of herpes simplex?

What bacteria/virus is the cause of herpes simplex?

Herpes virus: Herpes simplex is caused by one of the 2 types of herpes virus. To give you more information have a look at this web site: http://www.Aad.Org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/herpes-simplex since herpes is a viral condition it cannot be treated with antibiotics. Antiviral medicines like Acyclovir are often used depending on each patient's circumstances. ...Read more

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Please help! what is this disease "herpes simplex" and what really causes it?

Please help! what is this disease "herpes simplex" and what really causes it?

A virus: Herpes simplex is a virus that infects both the face/mouth and the genital area. It is spread by direct contact. Medicine is available. See you gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can irritated taste buds be caused by herpes simplex?

Can irritated taste buds be caused by herpes simplex?

Possible : It's one of the signs , if there are no other reasons to cause the irritated taste buds like spicy foods or dental appliances with sharp edges etc.., get tested if that is the case.. ...Read more

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Can blistering on the lips be caused by something other than herpes simplex?

Can blistering on the lips be caused by something other than herpes simplex?

Lip blisters: It can be caused by excess heat such as food or the sun. If it persists i would have it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex cause rashes instead of blisters?

Can herpes simplex cause rashes instead of blisters?

Yes: Yes, classic lesions are blisters, but I have seen it cause anything from rashes to bullae (large fluid-filled blisters). However, it is important to evaluate other causes of rash and not just assuming it would be hsv, as it would be an atypical presentation. ...Read more

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What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

What type of herpes simplex virus causes genetically herpes?

Type 2: If you are speaking of 'genital' herpes, it is typically type 2, although the possibility of type 1 causing genital lesions is well documented. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes simplex is a virus that causes a blistering skin rash. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 usually causes cold sores in the mouth but can infect other organs such as the eye and the brain. HSV type 2 ...Read more