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Transmission of Type 1 herpes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had my daughter 2 months ago.I have never had any sexual transmitted diseases ever. My doctor put me on the nuva ring and a week after i was on it my vagina became inflammed and there were sore on the outside. my pap came back clear. the doctor did a culture on the sores and said it was type 1 herpes. My partner has never had anything and or a cold sore and i haven't had any cold sores or anything on my face since before i conceived. I am 100% sure its an irritation from the nuva ring and the results from the culture are wrong. I am very sensitive to certain chemicals but i don't know what ones.
What should i do, Please help me,                                        
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   let me read
User :   hi thanks
Doctor :   type 1 herpes is not a sexually transmited disease
User :   i forgot to type when i got it looked at she never checked inside of my vagina just the outside. it just sounds fishy to me. i asked a different nurse and she said that my doctor sounded fishy and my friend told me to ask online that ur mor reliable
User :   ok thanks. can you please explain wat it is
Doctor :   it is type 2 herpes which is sexually transmitted
Doctor :   so the type 1 herpes you have got is non sexual transmission
User :   ok she told me that its type one and i got it by contacting with a cold sore
User :   so is it something to worry about
User :   she said its contagious
Doctor :   yes if some body coughs and if you are nearby and inhale the aresol
Doctor :   the virus can enter the lungs and can sit in you body for long time
Doctor :   and can cause blisters any where in the body
Doctor :   yes it is contageous
Doctor :   but it does not cause much harm and heals quickly
User :   ok she gave me some medication that start with a V but i cant think of the name
Doctor :   continue with the medications it will make the sores heal quicker
User :   and that i could never ever have another outbreak and certain things trigger it but she didn't exsplain what could trigger it. Can you please exsplain
User :   even if the sore doesnt seem to be there. Can it cause and odor? Sorry about all the questions?
Doctor :   the virus sits in your body and it is not possible for the virus to completely eliminate from the body
Doctor :   there is no such medicine
Doctor :   once infected the virus will be there for the entire life
User :   but the medicine helps from speading it
Doctor :   but it will not cause disease all the time
Doctor :   no medicine will help to heal quickly and to reduce the suffering
User :   ok im sorry but what exsactly do you mean but it can't cause disease all the time
User :   it doesn't hurt though
Doctor :   the virus will be there in the body in dormant stage meaning you will not have any symptom
User :   can my daughter caught it
Doctor :   when there is a triggering factor then the virus get activated and will cause clinical disease like blister, fever, pain and all
Doctor :   cant say whether your daughter has caught the virus or not and no tests are available
Doctor :   if she get an clinically apparent disease than only an diagnosis of the disease can be made
Doctor :   not to worry much
Doctor :   it is not deadly disease to worry about
User :   ok thanks for your time i feel much better about this issue you were great
Doctor :   thank you for consulting health care magic
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   ur welcome thank you.
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