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HSV-1 or Sinus infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   how soon could the flu-like stymptoms of hsv 1/2 show up after unprotected oral sex?
User :   or could it be a sinus infection? i have fever, a slight cough but virtually no drainage at night although i do feel like i have a loogie at the back of my throat and it hurts when i rub just below my eyes
Doctor :   The symptoms can be noticed as early as 5 to 7 days.
User :   so not less than 24 hours?
Doctor :   The incubation period known is about this period, and hence, the symptoms often occur after this period following exposure.
User :   would being in a burning building full of smoke late last week for 30 minutres cause a sinus infection w fever?
Doctor :   Sinus infections are associated with severe headache following nasal congestion with or without fever.
User :   okay
User :   so no herpes symptoms less than 24 hrs?
Doctor :   Most unlikely.
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Your symptoms needs to be assessed to know what the other cause are.
Doctor :   Are you there?
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