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Precautions while having Herpes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   What is Herpes Simplex Viral Infection
Doctor :   this is viral infection
Doctor :   usually transmitted by sexual contact
Doctor :   its an std
Doctor :   Sexually transmitted disease
Doctor :   r u there
User :   s
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so what would u like to know about now
User :   Can it be identified by an VDRL Test
Doctor :   there are two type of herpes
Doctor :   which one ur looking at
Doctor :   VDRl is for syphilis
User :   Can this be treated
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   there is no cure
Doctor :   u can give symptomatic treatment
User :   Actually I dont know when I got this disease, but some of the symptoms are from my paediatric stage
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u cant cure, but can
Doctor :   reduce the frequency of relapses
Doctor :   and make the sores to ehal
Doctor :   heal
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   What are the symptoms of this infection
Doctor :   intial tingling
Doctor :   burning or numb sensation
Doctor :   small painful fluid filled blisters
Doctor :   on skin
Doctor :   also chills
Doctor :   fever
Doctor :   headache
Doctor :   nausea
Doctor :   fatigue
Doctor :   diarrhea
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
Doctor :   herpes infection is best confirmed by isolation of virus in tissue culture
User :   small bisters used to appear in me when I was at the age of 12-13 years and conitined upto 18 years and disappeared by the age of 19 near my penis and this used to be with me for 2 days and disappear. today I do not have any symptoms of HSV infections,
Doctor :   ok
User :   and till date I have not received any specific treatment for the same
Doctor :   there is no cure
Doctor :   u can get anti viral
Doctor :   treatment and treatment for fever when u have attack
Doctor :   it can be got through saliva as well
User :   Have I been infected to Neuro Infections, as I have headache all the time, lack of concentration, and probably something like chronic fatigue syndrome
Doctor :   usually this how it spreads in younger patitents
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last attack u had
User :   Probably I last saw the symptoms in the age of 18-19 years and Now I am 38
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   to try avoid stress
Doctor :   that triggers attack
User :   I have already consulted lot of physicians, psychiatrists, neurologists nobody were able to diagnoise my problem and the cure
Doctor :   there is no permanent cure for it
Doctor :   as i mentioned earlier
Doctor :   u can lessen
Doctor :   the attack frequency
Doctor :   anything else u would like to know about
User :   what is the attack
Doctor :   herpes attack
Doctor :   or relapse
User :   as I have told you I am not seeing any Herpes attacks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   Wash your hands frequently, do not share food or drink, and do not touch a blister, then touch others or other areas of your body
Doctor :   Use sunscreen when outdoors to avoid sun-related outbreaks.
Doctor :   get plenty of rest, follow a healthy diet, and reduce stress levels
Doctor :   you should avoid contact with those who could contract chickenpox, especially newborns, the elderly, people with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women.
Doctor :   ok
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