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What is the definition of herpes simplex 1?

A: herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) is one of the eight human herpesviruses, from the viral subfamily alphaherpesvirinae. It is the virus that causes most cases of cold sores, and it is a very common infection.EffectsOral infection with HSV-1 leads to cold sores, also known as oral herpes or herpes labialis. Genital infection with this virus can lead to genital herpes....


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herpes simplex eye virus

A: One of the symptoms can be photophobia mazzy, so yes sunlight can aggravate the problem. Webpage for your information here: http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27000760/ Thank you very much for the link Lazygun-very helpful and as I suspected, sunlight may well be a trigger factor! best wishes, Maz Methinks there is a little confusion here as mazzywoo asks''can herpes simplex virus be triggered by strong sunlight?'' In other words can strong sunlight CAUSE the eye form of herpes simplex, and I think that the answer to that is that there is no evidence that it does. Photophobia, the intolerance to strong light ,certainly is a side effect of established

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  I was diagnosed with herpes simplex 2 last week through a blood test. My doctorbelieves that I am experiencing aprimary outbreak. I have had 2 lesions on mylabia within 2 weeks. This morning I noticed a small spot on my upper lip. Ihad the same pre-c

A: Hi One should consider oneself Infectious from the first sign of an outbreak to the healing of the last ulcer. HSV can also be spread by asymptomatic carriers, while on the other hand many people can have herpes withouttransmitting the virus. Babies can also acquire HSV from being kissed by someone with cold sores, blisters orrash. Once a person is infected, however, the virus hides within nerve cells and remains in the body. Thevirus can remain "asleep" (dormant) for a long period of time (latency).The infection can flare-upor reactivate at any time. People who have many outbreaks may take anti-viral medications daily over a periodof time. This can help prevent outbreaks or...


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does herpes simplex 1 cause outbreaks in your genital area?

A: herpes labialis is an infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. It leads to the development of small and usually painful blisters on the skin of the lips, mouth, gums, or lip area. These blisters are commonly called cold sores or fever blisters. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted viral infection that is characterized by repeated eruptions of small, painful blisters on the genitals, around the rectum, or covering adjacent areas of skin. HSV-1 is responsible for only 5-10% of genital herpes cases, while HSV-2 causes the majority of genital herpes cases. HSV-2 can be transmitted through oral or genital...
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I was just diagnosed with herpes simplex II. I informed two former lovers.?

A: nope never happened to me...of course i dont sleep with multiple people If you might have given them herpes, can you blame them for being pissed off? I don''t pity you at all. I agree with both of those men. I would''ve said the same thing to you. Well, they are probably upset cuz you diseased them. They probably think warning all the other guys will protect them. Paris Hilton has it and she still gets busy with a lot of guys. Here are some stats and facts that might make you feel better: Over 50% of Americans have HSV 2. Most don''t know it, because they have gone throughout life without an outbreak (and may never have one). HSV 2 (yes, genital herpes) can now be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact. Even someone who has never had genital...


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  Can a couple be in a relationship for over 10 yrs and the female contractsherpes simplex virus II and the male does nothave it. The female partner saysshe has not been intimate with no other except me. Can she have had herpessimplexvirus II before and

A: Hi, yes it is possible that a couple has been in a relationship for over 10 yrs and the female contracts theherpes simplex virus II and the male does not have it. Actually, this viral infection is often asymptomaticand cycles between periods of active disease and a remission period. After initial infection, the virus movesto sensory nerves (sacral ganglia), where it becomes latent and reside life-long, though the viral sheddingmay still occur. This infection is usually transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of aninfected individual and thus may spread through skin-to-skin contact or through sexual contact. So, it ispossible that the female partner had an asymptomatic...


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What is Type 1 herpes simplex?

A: Type 1, herpes labialis, which generally involves the lip (producing what are commonly known as cold sores) or the mouth area (producing canker sores), but can involve the genital area or, in the case of herpes gladiatorum, parts of the body that have been exposed to the virus through skin-to-skin contact in sports; ......


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How can I tell the difference between impetigo and the herpes simlex virus 1?

A: This is a common question because both impetigo and cold sores can look like blisters, crust over as they heal, and are located around the mouth, making it hard to tell the difference between the two. Impetigo, a skin infection caused by bacteria, begins as small fluid-filled blisters on the skin, which then break open, showing redness of the skin and leaking clear fluid. Soon after, a honey-colored crust develops over the area before it finally heals, which takes at least one to two weeks. Although impetigo can be found anywhere on the body, it is most common around the lips and nose. It can be itchy, but usually is not painful. Since it is contagious (spread from one person to another), keep the area clean and dry. It would help if your child does not scratch or touch the area, and...


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herpes simplex -- Suppression - I just started taking valtrex 3 days ago, I''m getting mild and kinda

A: 11 Nov 2011 I realize this answer is very late but may be helpful in future. Valtrex can cause dizziness and headaches. You may just need to take a rest when you experience symptoms like this. http://www.drugs.com/sfx/valtrex-side-effects.html Votes:+0CommentVote upReport cookie7646 11 Nov 2011Thank you! It has got better... do you use valtrex also? Marvell 13 Nov 2011No, I haven''t used Valtrex myself. Gookrn 8 days agoAgain another late answer. I take Valtrex 500mg daily. I had the same experience including a upset stomach and actually lost my balance several times. After 30 days the symptoms disappeared. View all 3 commentsAdd your CommentSearch for questionsStill looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question. Search:Similar...


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herpes simplex - I have herpes type 1 and 2 is there a chance my children and other members in my?

A: 23 Nov 2011 Yes, there are things you can do to prevent infecting your family. herpes is usually passed on by direct skin contact. Avoid skin-to-skin or mucous membrane contact eg. kissing Good hygeine is essential -avoid sharing items that may have come in contact with a cold sore - eg. facecloths, towels, glasses, cutlery etc. For more information see: http://www.drugs.com/enc/herpes-simplex.html Votes:+0CommentVote upReportSearch for questionsStill looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question. Search:Similar questionsherpes simplex Iridocyclitis - how long does it to lose your eye sight when infected with...


 
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