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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 you have conracted herpes what are there any other symptoms that you may show if you don't get a cold sore with open lession and scab?

If you have conracted herpes what are there any other symptoms that you may show if you don't get a cold sore with open lession and scab?

Variety: Symptoms may include fever, enlarged neck nodes and pain with eating or drinking. You may also experience other symptoms such as pain, itching, and tingling possibly in the area where the cold sore may appear. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from touching a towel that someone that has herpes but no current lesion used to dry off with?

Can you get herpes from touching a towel that someone that has herpes but no current lesion used to dry off with?

Nope: Herpes is rarely if ever transmitted by indirect contact like this -- only by direct contact with an infected person's infected body part, like kissing and sexual contact. ...Read more

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Please describe herpes lesion on 8 week old. Where? How?

Please describe herpes lesion on 8 week old. Where? How?

Small blister: The classic look of herpes in a baby is a small blister with clear fluid inside. There can be many blisters or just one. Babies can get them anywhere on their skin or in the mouth. It can be passed to the baby from someone who has a cold sore. It can also be passed to a baby from a mother at birth. Herpes in an infant is very serious, so please get your baby checked if your baby might have it. ...Read more

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If I put a hot towel on a herpes lesion would the bumps shrink?

If I put a hot towel on a herpes lesion would the bumps shrink?

It may: It may dry them up faster. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How accurate would a biopsy be in diagnosing herpes? Does it matter how long the spot/lesion has been there for?

How accurate would a biopsy be in diagnosing herpes? Does it matter how long the spot/lesion has been there for?

Herpes biopsy: Herpes infection has a very distinct appearance under the microscope during an active outbreak. If the biopsy is done once healing starts diagnostic cells may no longer be visible. ...Read more

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Could molluscum contagious make it easier to transmit herpes? My bf transmit mc but I don't have lesion down there? I am hsv2+ he is not!

Could molluscum contagious make it easier to transmit herpes? My bf transmit mc but I don't have lesion down there? I am hsv2+ he is not!

Shedding of Virus: Asymptomatic shedding is very real and one of the biggest reasons why it's possible for people with herpes to pass herpes virus on to a sexual partner without having any signs or symptoms. That's pretty much what asymptomatic means: you can't see or feel that the virus is present and active on the surface of the skin. Molluscum has nothing to do with viral shedding. ...Read more

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I get these lesion looking things that look like herpes on my penis but I don't think it is. I get them and they go away and comeback. Looks like scabes? Help! I'm scared

I get these lesion looking things that look like herpes on my penis but I don't think it is. I get them and they go away and comeback. Looks like scabes? Help! I'm scared

Lesions: There are several different conditions that could cause repeated lesions on the penis. Not only herpes. The best thing would be for you to get checked by a doctor when you have the spots so that you can get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with genital herpes 2 days ago. Since then, my lesion has gotten much bigger and more painful. What should I do?

I was diagnosed with genital herpes 2 days ago. Since then, my lesion has gotten much bigger and more painful. What should I do?

Here are some. ..: Go to get urgent attention so to receive symptomatic Rx and counseling for topical care. Besides, anti-herpes drug may be used so to shorten the duration of suffering if clinically deemed necessary. So, go to seek timely attention. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from drops of saliva "flying" around when you're talking with someone who has an active lesion?

Can you get herpes from drops of saliva "flying" around when you're talking with someone who has an active lesion?

Herpes simplex: Although I never say never this is highly unlikely. This virus is almost wholly transmitted by direct contact. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a single white painful odd shaped herpes lesion under tongue and have herpes vesicles in anal canal simultaneouly?

Is it possible to have a single white painful odd shaped herpes lesion under tongue and have herpes vesicles in anal canal simultaneouly?

Very unlikely.: The oral lesion is probably an unrelated aphthous ulcer.

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/867080-overview. ...Read more

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My 59yr dad has this white lesion on the side of tongue. At first it was red then he took medication prescription by dr. For herpes but still there. What can it be?

My 59yr dad has this white lesion on the side of tongue. At first it was red then he took medication prescription by dr. For herpes but still there. What can it be?

Oral surgeon: How long has it been there? Is it painful? How big is it? Is it getting bigger? Does he smoke? Does he drink? These are just a few questions that may be asked when your father sees an oral surgeon. If the lesion looks suspicious the surgeon may perform a biopsy. Best of luck to your father. ...Read more

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Can bacitracin ointment heal a genital herpes lesion?

Can bacitracin ointment heal a genital herpes lesion?

No: Bacitracin is active against bacteria, herpes is a viral infection. There are other medications that help in controlling genital herpes. ...Read more

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How long is a herpes lesion on the hard palate of the mouth contagious?

How long is a herpes lesion on the hard palate of the mouth contagious?

2wk: As long as the lesion is present it may be actively sheding virus. It is usually self limiting but trauma can keep it going. Once the lesion has completely healed an no other lesions evident the host is relatively low risk for passing along the virus. ...Read more

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I have a single lesion on left testicle. Saw it this morning. Quick care dr suspects herpes. Awaiting blood test. Can I hold off on taking acyclovir?

I have a single lesion on left testicle. Saw it this morning. Quick care dr suspects herpes. Awaiting blood test. Can I hold off on taking acyclovir?

Pain?: Do you have pain? If no pain it is not herpes. IF there is no pain the lesion can be syphilis and not herpes. Urgent care doctors are not usually STD Experts. I would advise you to see your family physician for these type of problems. ...Read more

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