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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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When is a cold sore no longer contagious? I know herpes is always there but when is a lesion "safe"? Is it after the scab has fallen off?

When is a cold sore no longer contagious? I know herpes is always there but when is a lesion "safe"? Is it after the scab has fallen off?

Never for sure: There is no way to tell for sure. Some people shed the virus all the time, even when they do not have a cold sore, while cold sores are most contagious when they are oozing fluid, the virus can be transmitted to others even during times when you have no blisters. ...Read more

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I have a lesion on inside of my lip in area where I sometimes have allergic reactions. Could it be herpes? No pain, itching, oozing, or scab.

I have a lesion on inside of my lip in area where I sometimes have allergic reactions. Could it be herpes? No pain, itching, oozing, or scab.

LESION INSIDE LIP: SINCE I CANNOT SEE IT, IT WOULD A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE YOUR PCP TAKE A LOOK AT IT.
FROM YOU DESCRIPTION IT COULD BE ANYTHING FROM BITING YOUR LIP TO CANKER SORES, COLD SORES, FOODS, OTHER CAUSES.
IT DOES NOT SOUND SERIOUS.
WHEN YOU NEXT GET ONE, HAVE YOUR PCP TAKE A LOOK AT IT.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Hi I have these bumps on my lip but im pretty sure its not herpes can you help? I think it is a pimple lesion, how did I get it and how can I treat?

Hi I have these bumps on my lip but im pretty sure its not herpes can you help? I think it is a pimple lesion, how did I get it and how can I treat?

It may be herpes: If your blister pops and leave an open score it could be herpes. I would go to the doctor who can give you some medicine to help it and prevent future break outs. You can get it from many different ways. If it is just a score or pimple it will go away in a day or so. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes be transmitted through sharing drinks and/or lipsticks, even in the person doesn't have a cold sore or active lesion?

Can oral herpes be transmitted through sharing drinks and/or lipsticks, even in the person doesn't have a cold sore or active lesion?

HSV-1: Cold sores spread from person to person by close personal contact, such as kissing. Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus (hsv-1) closely related to the one that causes genital herpes (hsv-2). Both of these herpes simplex viruses can affect your mouth or your genitals, and can be spread via oral sex. The virus can be transmitted to others even during times when you have no blisters. ...Read more

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4 bumps on my buttox and bikini line. Doctor did a visual inspection and said I have folliculits and skin lesion. Google shows herpes looks similar?

4 bumps on my buttox and bikini line. Doctor did a visual inspection and said I have folliculits and skin lesion. Google shows herpes looks similar?

Go with doctor: Your doctor who examined you is in much position to address the issue than any one of us who have not seen you. Avoid shaving the area as that may encourage in-grown hair.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Swab a lesion that I thought is herpes but it was negative. What is it? Doctor says acne but it's burns and stings

Swab a lesion that I thought is herpes but it was negative. What is it? Doctor says acne but it's burns and stings

Herpes simplex: Without knowing what the doctor did with the swab specimen (microscopic exam vs viral culture) it is difficult to know what this is without seeing it. Is your doctor a dermatologist. If not you may want to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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The blood and urine tests confirmed that I don't have herpes but I still have a lesion on my vulva. The doc prescribed valtrex (valacyclovir). Y?

The blood and urine tests confirmed that I don't have herpes but I still have a lesion on my vulva. The doc prescribed valtrex (valacyclovir). Y?

Mind reader: Unfortunately, I can't tell you what your doctor is thinking. It is possible if you have a new onset herpes infection that the blood tests will not come back positive yet. Also tests are not perfect and can miss things, so maybe your doctor is treating just in case. However, there are other conditions that can cause lesions on your vulva. If it does not go away see a gyn or dermatologist ...Read more

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37.5 weeks pregnant with 1 small recurrent herpes lesion (almost disappeared). Now on valtrex (valacyclovir). How long until I can safely give birth vaginally?

37.5 weeks pregnant with 1 small recurrent herpes lesion (almost disappeared). Now on valtrex (valacyclovir). How long until I can safely give birth vaginally?

Unknown: Most obstetricians would recommend a cesarian section for anyone with genital herpes who has an outbreak in the third trimester, as a precaution against transmitting it to your child. ...Read more

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