Herpes simplex

What is Herpes simplex?

It is a viral disease from the herpesviridae family caused by both Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1 primarily mouth, throat, face, eye, ) and type 2 (HSV-2 anogenital). Based on site of infection it is categorized in to distinct disorders like oral herpes, genital herpes, ocular herpes. Herpes simplex is most transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individua

Questions and answers on "Herpes simplex"

Can you have shingles on the tops of your hands? I had shingles about three weeks ago around my mouth, lip, in my nose and inside my mouth. They are pretty dried up now. Could I get them again this soon?

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Brief Answer:
Herpes simplex

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
It must be herpes simplex and not shingles.
Herpes simplex can spread to hand from lips.
If possible upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management....

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Is there a relationship or similarity between herpes simplex and shingles, their causation,symptoms or anything else ?

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Brief Answer:
types of herpes viruses

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Yes, there is a link. Shingles occurs in persons with a previous history of chicken pox.

Chicken pox is caused by the varicella zoster virus. The varicella virus is a TYPE of herpes virus.
There are 9...

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I have several white pus filled bumps clustered on my back. My friend says something about it's sacral herpes simplex. I need to know what it is?

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Brief Answer:
Possibility of Herpes zoster

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.

I am Dr. Kakkar (Dermatologist). I have gone through your query and I have viewed the image.

I can see a cluster of pus filled lesions in this image. I would keep a possibility of either Herpes...

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I am 39 years old. I have a boy child of 5 & 1/2 year. Recently I had miscarriage of 2months 3/4 days. Doctor suggested me TORCH test. Results are Toxo IgG= 0.33, Toxo IgM= 0.2, Rube IgG= 2.51, Rube IgM= 0.39, Cyto IgG= 3.18, Cyto IgM= 0.38, Herpes Simplex IgG= 0.41, Herpes Simplex IgM= 0.26, Herpes Simplex IgG= 0.37, Herpes Simplex IgM= 0.25
Kindly interpret my report

Kindly respond.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
You are not infected

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear and thanks for your query.

As per your reports you are not infected with Toxo, Rubella, CMG virus or Herpes simplex (IgM)
You only have been infected with Rubella and CMG virus .
And these infection were in the past, form the range of...

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hi i would like to know for how long a std like herpes can stay in your body with out the doctor diogstic i have gone with several doctor and they have test on me for std for several years and never have found nothing until last year when they said that i had climidia but not herpes now tow days ago i went to my doctor and he says i heve herpes i dont understand

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Hello! It is true that herpes can be recurrent and can occur everytime on contact with an infected person!once infected the virus has an acute phase where it stays for at least 21 days and slowly the ulcers heal.Many a time the male partner can harbour the virus beneath the foreskin and the...

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I have been really stressed out. I've been checked for herpes simplex II But, it always came back neg. Now I have these white bumps multible. And they itch. I have endometrosis, i've been stressed. I have herpes simplex 1 and my husband had cheated on me with a women yrs. ago but swears he wore a condom and she was medication for herpes. I'm petrifified that I have it. Its sore but not terrible. It's more mental then anything. I have had gential stds. Could this be stress related?

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Dear
Welcome to HCM
Stress is always related to body fatigue and physical illnesses and condition
Here getting stressed on the reason given above is quite normal
You never was the reason for the fate you are suffering now.
You doubt that your husband is the reason.
Fair. Even though he is the...

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Hi my lips are flaking and around it is burning and get little red and it is itching , and I believe it happened after kissing my boyfriend . I was reading some post about it and was indicating about herpes .. But my boyfriend never had herpes nor me . He still don't have any herpes . Can u please tell me what could be the condition of my problem??

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Hi

Thanks for your query.

Herpes develops as a group of painful fluid filled vesicular lesions. This is not so in your case.
You seem to have developed a simple allergic reaction which is called perioral dermatitis.
Treatment of the same includes avoidance of any creams or oils.
Avoid using...

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hi i had herpes joster a few years ago, the doctor prescibed me a cream and it was gone in a week or so.. I checked about it on the internet and got to know that it can happen only once in life, is it true? I had some infection on my back a few weeks back which was exactly like herpes, it also healed by itself with no medication whatsoever in 6/7 days could it be herpes?

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Hi and welcome to HCM.Thanks for the query.
of course it can reoccur. herpes is sometimes dormant for entire life and tehre are phgases of exacerbation especailly after some stress or infection. so this could be herpes zoster infection again. of course any other infections can be considered too...

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I am treating jock itch and had to sleep naked to not constrict my body. I went to sleep and woke up, nothing. Then i went back to sleep for about 1 hour and i woke up with two red bumps on the head of my penis not more than a tenth of an inch apart. they just seemed red, then after a day they are risen with a dot on each like a bug bite. I'm surrounded by bugs where i'm staying. I have herpes type 1. I am sexually active. I have pictures, can you tell me if this is herpes?

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for your query.Based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have Genital Herpes
Please consult qualified dermatologist for clinical examination and further treatment.
You may need to take long term treatment of antiviral drugs like Acyclovir. .Herpes infection is not...

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Hi, I keep getting herpes and it s really gettin me down I have tried everything rus tox, lysine h balm everything u name it. I also get herpes around my piles does piles make them worse? I am seriously thinkin about gettin surgery on my piles as no matter what I do they disappear then return please can u help me on either of my problems an tell me if they are linked?I am young and I shouldn t be gettin either so often :( Thanx

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Namasthe
Welcome to Healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

herpes and piles are two independent pathology.
Occurrence of herpes in a patient with piles may worsen the clinical profile of the patient.
Suggest you to get treated for herpes first before embarking on Surgery.

Take care

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