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I have flu like symptoms fever mild throat, do I have herpes from oral?

Unlikely. I think you are asking about oral sex. When herpes is transmitted in this fashion it usually produces a classic rash with blister-like lesions which break down and form small very painful shallow ulcers. This may be accompanied by fever, malaise, etc., but it sounds like you may have a cold. Depending on the type of oral sex HIV can reach the tonsils if ejaculate hits the throat. Read more...

What is the timeline of herpes? Does the outbreak begin as you get the flu like symptoms, a few days after symptoms, or appear after symptoms are gone. Does it happen all at once? Or more day by day?

Herpesvirus. There are several strains of herpesvirus affecting different body parts, presenting different ways, and different in the recurrent phase. It really needs to be checked out if you have been exposed but scrapings from the blisters or open ulcers is most reliable. Read more...
Herpes. There is a lot of new information that makes discussing herpes confusing. First you must know that 90% of those who get infected with the std or 'genital' herepes virus never have an outbreak. They can still shed virus and remain contagious as unpredictable times. Having or not having a herpes lesion does not predict viral shedding or contagiousness. There is no 'timeline'. Please clarify. Read more...

What is the timeline for herpes? Does the outbreak begin as you get the flu like symptoms, a few days after symptoms, or appear after symptoms are gone. Does it happen all at once? Or more day by day?

Herpesvirus. There are several strains of herpesvirus affecting different body parts, presenting different ways, and different in the recurrent phase. It really needs to be checked out if you have been exposed but scrapings from the blisters or open ulcers is most reliable. Read more...
Herpes. Herpes usually lies dormant until your body is subjected to some form of stress. It can be stress due to flu or cold, or it can also be emotional stress. Herpes itself does not usually cause flulike symptoms, it causes little vesicles to appear in certain areas, and can be painful. While it is impossible to predict exactly when the next outbreak will strike, there are medications that decrease it. Read more...

Being threated for genital warts in anus with aldara (imiquimod). I have body aches, and flu like symptoms but no fever. And my back hurts. Dangerous? Deadly?

Not the warts. Flu like symptoms and back pain might indicate something else going on related to your bowels or kidneys. You should contact your doctor for further evaluation. This does not sound like a drug reaction nor does it sound like it is related to the warts. Read more...

Being threated for genital warts (anus) with aldara (imiquimod). I have muscle pains, and flu like symptoms, but no fever. Can this creme (aldara (imiquimod)) harm me?

Unlikely ( NO ) Imiquimod ( Aldara (imiquimod) ) is a immune response modifier , could be used for genital warts, ( other uses for actinic keratosis , superficial basal cell cancers ) may be you are reacting to the medication , speak to your doctor. Read more...
Not usually. Even when used properly Aldara (imiquimod) can cause mild problems like inflammation in the treated site. Like any medication, Imiquimod when not used correctly or in sensitive individuals can cause more significant side effects like tenderness, scabbing or as in your case, flu like symptoms. Contact the prescribing physician to determine if it is safe to continue your treatment. Read more...