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Is it true that herpes can be caused by stress/mental not associated w sex have been prescribed ciproflaxin in the past but never diagnosed w herpes per say prescribed cipro by a urologist with the thought that i had a UTI chills[body]numbness in roof

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Dr. Scott Dudak
Urology
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In brief: Cipro, (ciprofloxacin)

Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) an antibacterial, is not a correct treatment for herpes infection, which is a virus.
There are 2 major forms of the herpes virus, 1 and 2. Type 2 infection results in genital infection which is sexually transmitted, not caused by stress, although recurring outbreaks can be promoted by physical or mental stress. Type 1 infection typically presents as a "fever blister" on the lip and is not felt to be sexually transmitted.

In brief: Cipro, (ciprofloxacin)

Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) an antibacterial, is not a correct treatment for herpes infection, which is a virus.
There are 2 major forms of the herpes virus, 1 and 2. Type 2 infection results in genital infection which is sexually transmitted, not caused by stress, although recurring outbreaks can be promoted by physical or mental stress. Type 1 infection typically presents as a "fever blister" on the lip and is not felt to be sexually transmitted.
Dr. Scott Dudak
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Dr. John Hakim
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Your

Your symptoms do sound like herpes.
It may be type one or type 2 herpes simplex virus. Definitive diagnosis can be made with antibody testing using igg or igm for hsv one and two. The treatment for herpes is acyclovir, valcylovir, or famcylovir. Acylovir is cheapest and on the four dollar list for walmart. Valcyclovir will be about 250$ month without insurance but is much more bioavalable. Herpes is very contagious and once you have it, you can have viral sheadding even without open sores. If the sores are open, you can have alot of viral sheadding. It can cause headaches and menigitis also. Stress can cause it to act up, a can masterbation or oral sex.

In brief: Your

Your symptoms do sound like herpes.
It may be type one or type 2 herpes simplex virus. Definitive diagnosis can be made with antibody testing using igg or igm for hsv one and two. The treatment for herpes is acyclovir, valcylovir, or famcylovir. Acylovir is cheapest and on the four dollar list for walmart. Valcyclovir will be about 250$ month without insurance but is much more bioavalable. Herpes is very contagious and once you have it, you can have viral sheadding even without open sores. If the sores are open, you can have alot of viral sheadding. It can cause headaches and menigitis also. Stress can cause it to act up, a can masterbation or oral sex.
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