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Should hydrogen peroxide or isopropyl alcohol destroy herpes simplex 1?

No. Once you have the virus, it lives in your nerves. Some people rarely or never have outbreaks of sores but nothing at present can destroy it. There are prescription meds your dentist or md can give to reduce frequency of outbreaks & reduce the time the outbreaks last, however. Read more...

Please help docs! Where do I go to get tested for herpes simplex 1?

Testing. A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. Read more...
Herpes. Blood testing can be do e at the family clinic or at your local std clinic or at the health department. Read more...

Please help! What happens if you are tested positive for herpes simplex 1. Will you ever get outbreaks in your genitals?

Possibly. It's possible to get an outbreak of hsv-1 on your genital region if you contracted hsv-1 at the genital region. For instance, if someone with an oral hsv-1 lesion (cold sore) performed oral sex on your genitalia, they could potentially pass the hsv-1 to your genitals, making you susceptible for outbreaks of hsv-1 in your genital region. Read more...