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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & ...Read more


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What is the caused of herpes?

What is the caused of herpes?

Virus: Herpes is caused by virus. There are two most common ones - HSV (herpes simplex virus) type 1 and type 2. There is also herpes zoster that is a known cause of chicken pox and also shingles. ...Read more

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Is herpes the cause of genital burning?

Is herpes the cause of genital burning?

It may be: There are multiple other causes. If you are having this and are uncertain of the cause, please see your doctor. Not only because there may be other causes, but also if you have genital herpes you should be tested for other stds. ...Read more

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What is the cause of coldsoares?

What is the cause of coldsoares?

Virus: Cold sores arte a result of herpes simplex which you carry forever if you had chicken pox. The virus is activated by extreme weather such as hot sun or deep cold and stressful situations. There are antivirals which are especially helpful if applied at the prodromal stage. ...Read more

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What is the cause of shingles?

What is the cause of shingles?

Zoster reactivation: Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by reactivation of varicella zoster, the chickenpox virus, which lives in your nerve cells. It's painful, but if you have a healthy immune system it will get better on its own, and faster if you take anti-herpes drugs quickly. The main complication is post-herpetic neuralgia, chronic pain in the area of the lesions, which is more likely to occur in older people. ...Read more

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What is the cause of cold sores?

What is the cause of cold sores?

Direct Contact: Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). They are typically transmitted through broken skin. Sometimes through kissing, sharing eating utensils or drinking cups, or other forms of touching another person's saliva. ...Read more

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What is the difference of cold sores and genital herpes appearance?

What is the difference of cold sores and genital herpes appearance?

Genital lesions...: ...Tend to be somewhat larger; other than that, the "dew drops on a rose petal" appearance is the same. ...Read more

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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

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What is the best treatment of herpes zoster infection?

What is the best treatment of herpes zoster infection?

Anti-viral: Herpes zoster is a reactivation of the virus that causes chicken pox. The virus sits in the nerves and comes out later in life. This causes a painful rash that doesn't cross the middle of the body. Anti-viral medications are used to control the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of varicella zoster (shingles)?

Only varicella virus: Shingles is a condition where the zoster virus emerges from hibernation in one of your nerve roots. It travels down the nerve and exits in the distribution of that nerve where it causes pain, blisters and skin sensitivity. The only way you get shingles is to have had chickenpox in the past or have received the vaccine (although less often). ...Read more

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Please help! what is the classification of herpes simplex?

It is a virus: Which can be sexually transmitted. Herpes simplex virus 1 is most often seen with cold sores (oral) ; herpes simplex 2 is most often seen w genitalia. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of ringworms infection?

What is the cause of ringworms infection?

Dermatophytes: Dermatophytes are molds that can invade the superficial layers of the skin and cause infection. There are 3 genera of pathologic dermatophyte fungi: trichophyton, microsporum and epidermophyton. Transfer of infecting organisms from soil, animals of humans is accomplished by arthrospores or vegetative cells with thick cell walls that can survive for more than a year outside their hosts. ...Read more

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What is the difference between herpes zoster and herpes simplex?

HZ vs HSV: HZ (Herpes Zoster) is a common form of cutaneous neuropathic pain is associated with herpes zoster infection. HVS (Herpes simplex virus) is an oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. ...Read more

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What are the different causes of genital herpes?

What are the different causes of genital herpes?

Herpes simplex virus: Herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (hsv). Hsv 1 is the main cause of genital herpes, while hsv 2 causes cold sores. Herpes zoster causes shingles. All are contagious as long as sores (lesions) are present even of they are healing. Avoid contact, or sharing body fluids, or using glasses and utensils used by someone with active herpes. ...Read more

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What are the sypmtoms of herpes?

What are the sypmtoms of herpes?

RASH/BLISTERS : I suppose your question is abot herpes simplex, and there are 1&2 herpes in genitalia produces a rash with vesicles, look loke blisters on the male or female genitalia but it hsv virus which causes cold sores in and around mouth and sometimes herpes simplex can cause blister like rash in other parts of body.It can be confrmed by taking a test by breaking the blister, and/or blood test for antibodi. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hepes zoster and herpes simplex?

Different Viruses: Herpes zoster is same virus which causes Chicken Pox and also called Varicella Virus Herpes Simplex type 2 causes genital Herpes and Type1 mostly causes cold sores and sometime causs genital Herpes ...Read more

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What is the probability of spreading herpes?

Excellent!: Kissing and oral & anal sex can easily spread both herpes 1 and 2. Be safe, take remiting drugs if you have herpes and your partner does not. ...Read more

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What is the difference in appearance between herpes simplex and shingles on your genitals?

What is the difference in appearance between herpes simplex and shingles on your genitals?

Shingles is dermatom: Shingles is caused by herpes simplex virus type 3. Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 and less commonly type 1. Type 1 and 2 cause a painful blister type rash with a red base that evolves into an ulceration. Type 3 (shingles) causes a blister type rash but usually only on one side and usually extends along the thigh , leg or abdomen (a "dermatomal" distribution). ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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My grandson contracted roseola. His grandmother was told it was caused by HHV-6. I can't convince her HHV-6 is nothing compared to herpes simplex?

My grandson contracted roseola. His grandmother was told it was caused by HHV-6. I can't convince her HHV-6 is nothing compared to herpes simplex?

Education: If she's capable of learning you can direct her to some information of viruses.They are often members of a large family,like the Smith or Jones families.The herpes virus family is quire extensive,with "herpes" a common lay term for a nasty genital disease but it also includes family members that cause chickenpox, warts & roseola. If she's stuck on the genital disease, just let her be.Can't fix it. ...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 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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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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Is impetigo caused by herpes simplex 2? Or can it be a cause? Or is impetigo simply from bacteria?

Is impetigo caused by herpes simplex 2? Or can it be a cause? Or is impetigo simply from bacteria?

Bacteria: Impetigo is usually either strep or staph skin germs. Hs1 is a dna virus that often triggers cycles of skin disruption in specific places like the "cold sore". A swab of a hs1 site can often be contaminated with skin bacteria, but they are not the trigger, they are just feasting on any serum left around the site. There can be some similarities in how the two look. ...Read more

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What type of herpes simplex virus causes cold sores?

Type 1 more common: Cold sores on or near the lips are due to recurrence of herpes type 1 or 2. Herpes viruses, after the initial infection, live in a person's nerves and travel down the nerves to the surface to form blisters that break open, spreading more virus. Type 1 is more common on the lips, and type 2 more common on the genitals. With people engaging in oral sex, either type can be in one or both locations. ...Read more

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Could herpes simplex 1 cause outbreaks in your genital area?

Could herpes simplex 1 cause outbreaks in your genital area?

Herpes: Outbreaks from herpes happen at the site that one was infected. They do not travel or migrate elsewhere on the body. The reason we no longer define herpes by the words 'oral' and 'genital' is that you can get these viruses on any part of your body exposed to them. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to the eye and cause damage?

Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to the eye and cause damage?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) can cause infections and inflammation of the skin around the eye, the cornea, the conjunctiva and in rare cases the retina. If you suspect any of these conditions see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Could you die from herpes labialis which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.?

Could you die from herpes labialis which is caused by the herpes simplex virus.?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant mortality (deaths) or morbidity (health related hardships). ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type two oral cause chronic fatigue syndrome or daily fatigue?

Can herpes simplex type two oral cause chronic fatigue syndrome or daily fatigue?

No Herpes Simplex: is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex, but not cause chronic fatigue syndrome. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. See your PCP for physical. ...Read more

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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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more