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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the main physical difference between herpes simplex and shingles on your genitals?
The virus involved..: Herpes virus related breakout on genitals is referred to herpes type ii (hsv-2), not simplex ( type i, hsv-1, which is usually face/lips). Shingles is a recurrence of pox virus (varicella zoster virus which typically causes acute, short-lived chickenpox in children) ; breakout can be anywhere, nearly always only one sided ; not commonly involving the genitals. ...Read more
I take zovirax (acyclovir) for herpes simplex (genital). I take 40 mg everyday to suppress the herpes simplex eruptions. Will this drug suppress shingles too?
There is no evidence: No there is no evidens that it will suppress shingles,The only way to prevent shingles is by taking Zostavax the Shingle Vaccine.All adults over the age of 60 are recommemded to have shingle vaccine one dose to prevent shingles Even though Zovirax (acyclovir) is used to treaas it will shorten the course if used within 48 hours of start of the rash.And the dose used is 800 MGM every 4 hours for 5 days ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varicella Zoster Dx: 31 year old gentleman with a question about varicella zoster diagnosis. Physicians diagnose shingles because it follows a dermatomal distribution. While it is possible for herpes to infect the body (even the entire face and head can be affected by a condition called herpes gladiatorum) those cases are usually caused by patients taking topical steroid formulations. Please get a full exam with MD. ...Read more
Shingles and herpes: Both are from the herpes group of viruses. Herpes simplex type 1 and 2 usually occurs at or near the place of innoculation like the lips or the genetalia. It can recur often. Shingles usually occurs only once and the rash appears in a dermatome(course of a nerve) like along an arm, a side of a face, etc. All forms can cause blisters, itching and pain. ...Read more
Can someone be immune to the herpes simplex virus ? And still have the shingles? If so is there a test you can take to see?
Painful 1-side rash: Shingles is caused by varicella zoster virus, a member of the herpes virus family. Herpes simplex viruses are also members of the same family but different viruses from herpes simplex. You can have one & not the other. Having antibodies to herpes simplex doesn't prevent you from having shingles. Shingles is a reactivation of chickenpox that a person had previously. There are blood tests for all 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After full exam doctor diagnosed mild case of shingles on lower back. I'm still paranoid it was misdiagnosed and is herpes simplex - should I be?
Shingles: Shingles is part of herpes family of viruses so you don't need to be paranoid. You actually do have herpes. Herpes Zoster, specifically. The term Symplex really prefers to type one which is found in the mouth and type two which is found in the genitalia. However, these viruses are all essentially related and affect different parts of the body. ...Read more
Yes: You can be infected with both viruses. ...Read more
Herpes: Herpes can infect any part of the body it comes in contact with. So, the simple answer is yes. But, one cannot get the infection a second time. One can only be infected once by the herpes type one or the herpes type two virus. If you are one to he people in america not already infected with herpes simplex or type one then you are at risk of getting infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes Type 1: about a third of genital herpesos type 1. Besides using a condom to prevent spread, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread and can shorten an outbreak. See your physician for a prescription ...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
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