Genital herpes

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If your partner has genital herpes but no sign of flare ups or sores, and I use a condom like always, my question is what are the chances I might get infected if my testical area touches her genital area although she has no flare ups or sores at that time?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Most often genital ulceration in female not seen outside as in case of male counter part due to their anatomy and inner organs not seen outside. The girl herself might not be aware of these lesion. Only with a pelvic examination will reveal the lesions. Viral shedding in case...

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Hi I think I may have Trush, the symptoms add up, but I was told by my GP earlier in the year that I had genital herpes, although not tested, have since been told it might not have been, so would it be ok to use canesten to treat the Trush or could this make it worse?

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for writing to HCM
Canesten is one of the topical creams that is used for vaginal candidiasis, though there are other treatments.
YOur doctor was may sometime add additional therapy is needed.If you use the prolonged course and the response is inadequate then you should have a swab...

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I went to the hospital yesterday because I've noticed i had to bumps on my penis. The doctor told me she think it's genital herpes. I just now noticed the bottom of my feet is peeling. Is it possible that it can be something else besides genital herpes? It doesn't burn or itch.

doctor1 MD

Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Genital herpes is one of the more common reasons for genital rash. The other potential causes are: (1) allergic rash- if there is any allergy to soaps/creams/detergents
(2)fungal rash-

both of these would normally be associated with itching in most persons.

A...

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I have genital herpes my first out break was quite painful it has left me with a very red area of skin on my bottom much like a diaper rash it sometime itches my doctor told me to use cortizone cream on the area it just drys it out i would very much like to have something that would make it better. my doctor also had a biosopy done it came back ok

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Management of genital herpes to the best of current recommendations is not helped by corticosteroids. Treatment in an acute phase could include some specific anti viral drugs, depending on the case, like Fancycovir and Gancyclovir, added to anti viral creams. These are usually syndromes that...

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I'm a 38 year old male with Genital Herpes (2years). Last weekend I met a woman and had unprotected sex with her. For 2 years I've avoided relationships and now I am worried that this woman may have picked up something even though I have no symptoms currently. I am thinking about telling her next week so she can get checked out. I feel like the worst person in the world. I'm afraid that if we end up having a relationship she will eventually get it too. What is your experience of this Dr?

doctor1 MD

Dear,

Thanks for posting your query.

I UNDERSTAND your concern about your sexual partner.

There are many many husbands with Genital Herpes living with their spouse without infecting them.

As you have currently no symptoms there are very little chance for your partner to acquire the infection....

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Hello my name is XXXXXXX. I have suffered from regular outbreaks of genital herpes for 20 years. I have decided to try and be proactive with it.

Do you have any recommendations for preventative medicine / measure and also treatments to lessen the severity and term of the outbreaks.

Many thanks in advance

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thank you for the query,

Genital herpes is because of the HSV 2 infection and it does lead to recurrent attacks.The best way to suppress it is by taking the suppressive dose of acyclovir.It is recommended that if one has more than 6 attacks in a year then one can take a suppressive...

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I have had multiple symptoms for weeks and my Dr. has done tests although not blood. trying to figure out if I have infections...or possibly genital herpes as well. he has me on 3 different meds and although better...still uncomfortable almost 6 weeks later...

doctor1 MD

Hello,

I can understand regarding your concenr of mutiple symptoms. You have not elaborated exactly what tests have been doen.

Regarding herpes- The symptoms in Herpes manifest itself as small vesicles (fluid filled blisters) which remains for just a day or two and then forms ulcers which are...

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I have had genital herpes for 13 years. In the last year i have had more frequent herpes outbreaks and it seems to have spread. There was once only a small place I got it on my outer labia but now its in my inner labia, in my butt crack and around my anus . What can be the cause? the outbreaks also occur in succession of each other. It will pop up at the initial place then ill immediately get one on the next place, and then the next... This can sometimes last a couple weeks until all areas have flared up and healed one by one. I have been tested for hiv , and Im negative and i feel pretty good physically so i am not sure why this would be happening. I was under the understanding that it got weaker as years went by not worse.

doctor1 MD

hi there,
am dr.surendran
nice to meet you here in HCMagic
Genital herpes affects the skin or mucous membranes of the genitals. It caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). HSV is spread from one person to another during sexual contact.

HSV-2 most often causes genital herpes. HSV-2 can be spread...

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a friends daughter has bite looking marks on her buttocks that itch.. looks like mosquito bites, her vagina area is red like she has a yeast infection... she recently stayed overnite in the hospital with severe asthma after 2 days of throwing up and diahrea... she is 5...what is going on? my friend thinks it might be genital herpes as she has it....

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for the query.

I have noted the details submitted with diligence.
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The child is prone to vaginal candidiasis (fungus infection) in view of
1. Antibiotic use
2. Steroid use in asthma
3. Difficulty in maintaining local hygiene in a severely ill child.
All these parameters could have...

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Recent questions on  Genital herpes

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My husband has genital herpes and was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. He received 1 treatment of chemotherapy and has run a fever everyday for about 2 weeks. About five days after his treatment he noticed discomfort of the scrotum. It was red on both sides and had areas of what appeared to be pus filled lesions. Could this be a side effect of the chemo or is this an outbreak. He is taking valtrex and applying a cream. It seems to be improving slowly. Should he tell his oncologist about the herpes. Will it effect his treatments and does chemotherapy increase the severity of outbreaks.

doctor1 MD

Why would a person have symptoms of genital herpes over 31 years ago, and when tested at that time and having cultures done, over and over again coming back negative, and herpes testing done annually and coming out negative, get currently diagnosed with HSV-2 recently?

doctor1 MD

I have had a painless swollen lymph node for a few months under my right jaw. I have had blood test run showing no serious infections, normal white blood cells and normal lymph. I also had an ultrasound that showed beneign characteristics of the lymph node. Also I just noticed what I believe is a lymph node behind my left ear that appears to be a little swollen but not as much as the one under my right jaw. I feel normal otherwise. I should also note that I was diagnosed with genital herpes about 18 years ago, but have never had an outbreak since the initial one. The only medication I am on is progesterone. My doctor feels that it is nothing serious, but has ordered a biopsy to completely rule out cancer. I'm just curious for another medical expert opinion on if it sounds like it could be cancer or something else.

doctor1 MD

Yes, thank you. My daughter was tested ( blood) and was told she has Herpes Simplex 2. What is it, how did she get it, what do we do now?

doctor1 MD

Ok, I asked about this yesterday in the main forum. After thinking about it and being a little more clear headed, I decided to put it here in the "ask a specialist." Most of my question yesterday went unanswered. What was answered was very short...

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I have genital herpes and my stomach is so big and im so bloated. I have been to the doctor and they can't seem to find anything wrong. could the herpes cause all the pain im having? i have abdominal pain, it shoots down my leg, my back. My stomach has been bloated for the past two months. Please advise.

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2 Quetions 1 is I had been married for 22 years when Kaiser diagnosed a sore on my penis as Herpes 1. I haven t had sex with anyone else and I know she hasn t either. When I was a kid I used to get cold sores. Could that herpes virus stay with me...

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