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What is the rate of incidence for herpes simplex?

A: Because it is so contagious, herpes simplex has a fairly high rate of incidence. A Center for Disease Control survey showed that the herpes simplex infection that results in genital herpes has infected approximately 16.2 percent of the population of those aged between 15 and 50 years old. Of those included in the survey, approximately 88 percent did not know they had been infected. Education is key to keeping the spread of herpes simplex under control....


What are the treatment options for herpes simplex?

A: The main treatment option for herpes simplex is prescription antiviral drugs. These drugs work best when given as soon as possible after symptoms appear. Other treatments include cleaning the outbreak area by washing it with gentle soap and keeping it dry. Ointments that have an anesthetic effect may be used to give pain relief. Ice can be applied to help reduce swelling. Eye drops can ease discomfort when herpes simplex infects the eyes....


Tested Positive for herpes simplex 1, What To Do?

A: chop ure dick off Taken directly from: http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_body/skin_stuff/cold_sores.html Maybe you''ve heard of a fever blister a cold sore is the same thing. They''re pretty common and lots of people get them. So what exactly are cold sores and what causes them? What''s a Cold Sore? Cold sores, which are small and somewhat painful blisters that usually show up on or around a person''s lips, are caused by the herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1). But they don''t just show up on the lips. They can sometimes be inside the mouth, on the face, or even inside or on the nose. These places are the most common, but sores can appear anywhere on the body, including the genital area. Genital herpes isn''t typically...


What's the difference between herpes simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex Virus 2 (HSV-2)?

A: idk dont want either one and both prob suck Name and location. no real difference -both are a virus and can be controlled with antiviral meds. they can be transmitted sexually and by direct contact. they are found in any warm, moist spot on the body. I am pretty sure one is genital herpes and one is oral herpes, Like cold sores are a type of herpes. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called "fever blisters."


What Are the Different Treatments for herpes simplex Keratitis?

A: herpes simplex keratitis occurs when the herpes simplex virus infects the keratin of the eye. While this condition can be disruptive, its treatments are relatively simple. Some of the most common forms of treatment for herpes simplex keratits include using prescription medications, debridements, and steroid drops. In severe cases, surgery may be required to completely eradicate the condition. One of the most common forms of treatment for herpes simplex keratitis is through the use of medications. Examples of common medications that are used to treat this condition include acyclovir,...


Valtrex - can you give the herpes simplex 2 virus to someone who gives you oral sex?

A: 12 Dec 2011 Yes. http://www.drugs.com/enc/herpes-simplex.html Votes:+2CommentVote upReport bjoyful088119 Dec 2011 Yes, you can give HSV 2 to someone who gives your oral sex. Same thing if you have a cold sore- they could get infected with HSV 1.. but don''t worry- 98% of the population already has HSV 1. You can kiss someone else who has HSV 2- I wouldn''t after oral sex though. Votes:+1CommentVote upReportAdd your AnswerFind similar questionsSearch for questionsStill looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question. Search:Similar questionsherpes simplex - Do Valtrex and acyclovir have the same effectiveness when treating


My daughter has herpes simplex virus, can she also have mono at the same time?

A: Yes, it is possible to have multiple viral diseases. Blood tests at the doctor''s office can identify what is wrong with your daughter. Of course she can. which simplex? 1 or 2. simplex 1 is like a cold sore. simplex 2 is like the genital kind. Which one does she have and then maybe you could find out by looking that one up on the web. I think when you have cold like symptoms...that is not good. A doctor could answer this best. If her mouth is swolen up and she is drooling yelp she can. herpes is just a couple of sores. have her try campho phenic to dry them up. Sure both are opportunistic type diseases. Lower resistance for what ever reason can result in multiple


What is the herpes simplex Virus?

A: herpes simplex virus (HSV) encompasses two viruses that are related and both belong to the herpes virus group, which is much more extensive. Other herpes viruses include those that cause illnesses like chickenpox. Typically, herpes simplex virus conjures up images of either having genital herpes or repeated sores, and causes for these may be HSV II or I. Some people infected with herpes simplex virus may have both viruses, and others have just one. HSV II is most commonly associated with the recurrent development of blisters or sores on the genitals, while HSV I is...

What is the permanent cure for herpes caused by herpes simplex Virus?

A: The only permanent cure is death. Once you have the virus- you have it for life- there is no cure- you can only treat the symptoms- like the open sores. there is no parmenant cure. imedicine help to controll it . There is no cure...Once you have it, you always will. There is medication you can take daily to prevent breakouts, and there is medication you take when you have breakouts, but nothing to get rid of it completely.....Prevention is the best answer: Condoms... Currently, there is not a known cure for herpes, and Im not sure we will ever have a known cure. The reason being is that the antibodies for herpes will always be in the blood. There is a company called Aurx that is working on a vaccine for herpes, one...


Dose herpes simplex shorten your life or kill you?

A: nooooooooo not that i know of i think it does make a higher risk at you getting skin cancer No it doesn''t kill you. By the way, most everybody has herpes simplex. When you are exposed as a very young child, you are asymptomatic and develop antibodies, exposed in the teen years and you will present with cold sores or mono (EBV). No It doesnt shorten ur life but it does cause alot of illnesses http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/oral-herpes Why would you take something like that at face value from someone who is not a medical professional.......then why would you come to yahoo and ask instead of researching something like that for yourself....AGAIN taking someone else''s word for something who may or may not have any...

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