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Herpes Simplex Virus on lips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   I am xxxxx
User :   I hope this will remain confidential
Doctor :   sure
User :   thank you
User :   2 weeks back..I met a skin specialist who identified that I have affected with Herpes Simplex Virus on my lips
Doctor :   k
User :   he did not discuss as to what this was..until I checked it on the web myself
Doctor :   ok
User :   my fear is ..will this remain life long
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   I am 26 yrs old..working in HR as I am unmarried
Doctor :   Location
User :   Hyderabad
Doctor :   Look Herpes is a kind of virus that remains in the sensory ganglions in human body
Doctor :   for long
Doctor :   it flares up and causes the acute episodes
Doctor :   whenever ther is a stress or illness or decreased immunity
Doctor :   in any person
User :   ok..Is it any STD or does it lead to HIV or AIDS?
Doctor :   It is not
Doctor :   Sexually transmitted
Doctor :   nor leads to HIV or aids
Doctor :   Herpes simplex is a virus that spreads by contact
Doctor :   Sexaully transmitted Herpes is called Genital herpes
Doctor :   It is the sister virus that causes the chicken pox in most people
User :   ok..but if we touch by mistake..the infected area..will it spread to other areas?
Doctor :   It spreads on an individual
Doctor :   but to other individuals only by contact
User :   So does that mean..I cannot touch anybody when ever I have the symptoms again on the lips
Doctor :   Yes
User :   oh
Doctor :   It usaully does nt spread after they crusts and fall off
Doctor :   till then yu have to be careful
User :   ok
Doctor :   atleast to the person in old ages
Doctor :   P)lease confirm the details
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000
User :   yes
Doctor :   for now you can take any pain killier givn by the doc
User :   Will this spread to my face?
Doctor :   and lactocalamine lotion
Doctor :   for the application
User :   ok
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It spreads to the sensory nerve areas which innervates on the body
User :   ok..Will I have problems once I get married and plan for kids?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   It flares up whenever
Doctor :   you have the above mentioned
Doctor :   stress, immunity decreases
Doctor :   etc
User :   ok..
User :   thank you for clarifying all this...actually I was suffering from TB 2 years ago
Doctor :   have yu filled the feedback form
User :   yes..I filled it just now
Doctor :   ok
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