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What are the symptoms and how long does the symptoms of genital herpes start to reveal from the first day of infection?

Genital Herpes. Any of the following symptoms of a genital HSV infection can occur in a man or a woman: Cracked, raw, or red areas around your genitals without pain, itching, or tingling, Itching or tingling around your genitals or your anal region, Small blisters that break open and cause painful sores. These may be on or around your genitals (penis or vagina) or on your buttocks, thighs, or rectal area. Pain. Read more...

I was just diagnosed with genital herpes, after the out break is gone am I contagious. I am a 52 year old male?

Not once rash gone. Herpes infectious in all its forms (cold sores, genital and shingles/zoster) is contagious as long as the rash is present, and the sores are healing. Once gone, the virus "goes to sleep" in the body, usually along a nerve and can reawaken due to various things like stress. While rare, some people can transmit the virus through bodily fluids without lesions, so nothing is quite 100%.Use condom! Read more...

How long it takes the primary infection for genital herpes to heal?

Some 2 weeks... Its natural course may take 2-3 weeks to heal, but valacyclovir may shorten its course. Topically, keep the affected area as clean and dry as possible. See doctor timely. Read more...

How long it takes the primary infection for the genital herpes to heal in woman? Dose it crust in peel?

Herpes simplex. Primary infections are generally more severe than recurrences and may last up to 10-14 days, although have seen cases more prolonged than that. Yes, it will crust and scab over as it heals. Do not scrape off the crusting. It will heal in time. Read more...

What are the differences between genital herpes and penile yeast infection?

Herpes vs yeast. Herpes is a viral infection and usually presents with painful vesicles, or fluid filled lesions. It can be treated but not cured. A yeast infection is what it says caused by yeast. It is a white creamy or cheesy discharge that is itchy. It can be treated and cured. If you are unsure which you have, see your doctor. You may require cultures and medication. All the best. Read more...

HSV2 igg 1.5 IGM neg no s/s of infection. Never lesions, Thoughts. False (+) or (+) genital herpes infection. Virus dormant like HSV1? any worries

Maybe false positive. The HSV IgM antibody test is notoriously unreliable. Real herpes and STD experts never order that test and always ignore the result and so should you. If you have also had an IgG antibody test that is negative, you can safely assume your IgM result is false and that you don't have HSV2. Read more...
Past infection (?) HSV1 and HSV2 are part of the Herpesvirus Family; both can lie dormant in cells and can shed/cause sores later. Yes, the test can be a false positive- or it may mean you were infected in the past. Some get HSV infections it but don't even realize it- Ig M goes up in early infection, then drops when Ig G levels start to go up. If worried, talk to your doc who did the test. Read more...

New genital herpes infection, what can I expect for a cure?

No cure. There is no cure for herpes. You can treat acute episodes with anti-herpes drugs. If you have frequent outbreaks, you can take the drugs daily for prevention. Read more...