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how long does herpes simplex virus last for?

A: The herpes virus is not curable and will remain in the host for life. The occurrence of outbreaks will generally become less frequent over time, but one can still spread the virus. An individual outbreak will generally last between one to three weeks....
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Blood Test herpes simplex virus IgG EIA

A: Hi John, This is NOTHING to freak out about. Think of herpes as a nuisance viral infection of the sensory nerves affecting the skin that only rarely causes severe complications or illness. The bad cold sore that you had was probably that herpes virus showing itself. The herpes virus can be spread a day or so ahead of actual symptoms showing up, through direct contact of the virus to a susceptible other person. There is frequently no way to know when such signs/symptoms may develop, therefore it could be spread by you unknowingly to others. Other virus infections...


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how to remove herpes scars

A: herpes can be described as a very common condition that affects both men and women. There are two different types of viruses that can cause herpes, though both are quite closely related. These are the herpes simplex virus type 1 and the herpes simplex virus type 2. Both these viruses can infect the body easily, remain within the body for as long as the person lives and have symptoms that would come and go. The two areas in the body that can be affected by herpes are the mouth (oral

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cold sores (herpes simplex)

A: I used to get a lot of cold sores; I still get one or two on my tongue from time to time, but they don''t cover my lips like they used to. The ones on my lips were brought on by being out in the sun and from stress. I don''t get cold sores per se; however I have had a major problem during the past few months with lips that are swollen and painful, and I get a white line that almost looks like a sunburn white blistered line along the bottom edge of my lower lip. Has anyone else had this or have any idea what it could be? I also get a tingling feeling in my lips, which people have described as a precursor to a cold sore, but I''ve never had a lesion. At first I thought it was just chapped lips, but even applying straight Vaseline...


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HSV 1 & 2 simplex Antibodies.

A: Hi Again, Mia, It"s important to note that whatever you are finally diagnosed with, that information is only between you and your health care provider. No one else need know. You can always tell someone something, but you can NEVER UNTELL THEM!!  Also, you are in good company, as as many as 60% of all adults have been exposed to, and infected with HSV. Think of herpes as a nuisance skin/nerve virus that only rarely causes signficant morbidity (disease and disability). The specific test you had was for detection of IgG for herpes simplex. The lab my clinic uses for blood tests for herpes are the following: herpes

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herpes infection.

A: Hi Again Rick, I"m sorry this seems so trivial, but information is still absent/unclear, as can be seen by this little grid: Date   HSV 1           HSV 2                           HSV type ?   IgG   IgM   IgG   IgM   nonspecific   IgM 10/05   -      -                 + 02/06   +            -    09/08   -      -...


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herpes infection.

A: Hi Again Rick, I"m sorry this seems so trivial, but information is still absent/unclear, as can be seen by this little grid: Date   HSV 1          HSV 2          HSV type ?   IgG   IgM   IgG   IgM   nonspecific   IgM 10/05   -      -          + 02/06   +          -    09/08   -      -          12/08   -      -          05/09...


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does anyone know what kind specialist you would see for Lupus or Fibromyalgia?

A: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myofascial_Release Rhuematologist. that sounds like something else to me, I''d see a neurologist. It sounds to me as if you don''t know yet what you have. See your primary care physician first and if you get referred to a specialist, you''ll be told by what specialty you''ll be seen. Honey, I don''t think that you are dealing with Lupus or fybromyalgia alone. Yes, you could be suffering from one or maybe even both of those diseases but there is more than that going on. You really need to see your family Dr. and have him run some blood test and maybe even a skin test, then have him refer you to a specialist. You are too young to have skin thin enough to break just when you scratch it. First of all, to help you sleep, get some cortisone anti-itch cream, and...


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herpes

A: There is such a thing as autoinoculation, which is the equivalent of placing the virus, oozing from an open lesion, onto/into a cut, scratch or abrasion on an uninfected body part which starts a new infection at that body part. So, yes, one can autoinoculate oneself or a partner. And, if you didn"t gather this from the reading, HSV 1 and 2 can be on the face or genitals, in either or both combinations. does this answer your question?  Gary...


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how to get rid of cold sores in your mouth?

A: The scenario is all too familiar: You feel a tingling on your lip and a small, hard spot that you can''t yet see. Sure enough, in a day or two, red blisters appear on your lip. It''s another cold sore, probably happening at a bad time, and there''s no way to hide it or make it go away quickly. Cold sores also called fever blisters are quite different from canker sores, a condition people sometimes associate them with. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus, and they''re contagious. Canker sores, which aren''t contagious, are ulcers that occur in the soft tissues inside your mouth, places where cold sores don''t occur. Cold sores are common. Though you can''t cure or prevent cold sores, you can take...


 
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