Yes. Herpes can be a recurrent infection.
Herpes. Treatment with antiviral drugs can help people who are bothered by genital herpes outbreaks stay symptom-free longer. These drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. Drug therapy is not a cure, but it can make living with the condition easier. There is no cure only control.
No. The virus will always be in your system, but some people with herpes have no idea they have it because they never had a "flareup" or outbreak. If the initial outbreak is treated with antiviral medications, then it decreases the severity and frequency of subsequent outbreaks, and some people never have an outbreak again. But the virus is still there.
If you have genital. Herpes it usually recurs.
My Outer labia and around it is itching. I did have genital herpes. Can I put Mupirocon on it to stop the herpes from coming back up?
It. Will not stop the Herpes from coming back nor does it work for Herpes. Recurrence of Herpes can be decreased by using Acyclovir orally and higher dose for exacerbations. Topical Acyclovir or Abreva can be used locally to speed up healing.
During the summer I was diagnosed with non genital herpes in my throat. I feel like it's coming back. What should I do?
Type 1 Herpes. Pharyngeal infection is fairly common in your age group and like Herpes infections elsewhere it can recur. Contact your physician to determine if antivirals would be appropriate. Thanks for trusting Health Tap!
I got tested for genital herpes and the test came back negative, the gyno says that she doesn't believe the test was correct. What should I assume?
Repeat test. Viral culture? Blood test? Blood test for acute (igm) or chronic/old infection (igg). If culture, was it taken from the correct location, i.e. Lesion? If blood test, can take some time to develop antibody response to acute infection (igm) test. If still in doubt, repeat the test. Igg becomes positive weeks to months after acute infection, stays positive as "footprint" of prior infection.
Herpes. There is a very specific blood test outthere that looks for specific dna of type 1 or type 2 herpes virus. It is a PCR dna for herpes type 1 or 2, this should be able to say very accurately if you have herpes infection or not.
Yes. The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way.
Virus spread. Herpes virus can spread to any open area such as a cut or sore on any part of the body by direct contact.
Yes. An especially common place to get it is in the "butt crack, " between the cheeks, just north of the anus.