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Painful mouth sores, prescribed Acycylovir and Cephalexin. Herpes?

So about 4 mothes ago I ended up with painful sores in my mouth and on my head. some were on my tongue . also had jaw pain that extended to my inner ear . I went to the doc and he said it was herpes . he gave me ACYCLOVIR and CEPHALEXIN and it cleared up after a couple weeks. so the awkward part is that I haven t really had any contact with women (or men for that matter.) THanks to a lot of shitty people in my life I haven t had an easy time meeting girls so I just keep to myself. point is that is it possible that it could be something else? I haven t had another breakout since. it just doesn t make sense. lastly, the meds worked, so does that mean I have herpes or does that mean I had something else and we just got lucky and found the right meds? anyway thats all for now. really stressed out about all this.
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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dear ghazeem

there are two types of herpes virus, herpes simplex virus 1 and herpes simplex virus 2. of these only hsv 2 transmits through sexual contact. hsv 1 can get contracted just by physical contact, not necessarily sexual contact. generally hsv 1 is self limiting but only if symptoms are severe antiviral drugs are prescribed. there is no definitive treatment for hsv 2. the symptoms of herpes virus infection appear when your immunity is low or when you are either physically or mentally stressed.

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