What is Herpes?

Herpes is a viral disease from the herpesviridae family caused by both Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Infection with the herpes virus is categorized into one of several distinct disorders based on the site of infection. Oral herpes, the visible symptoms of which are colloquially called cold sores or fever blisters, is an infection of the face or mouth.

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hi, I am a 40 year old male, have a history of poly-drug use. Following a big new years I have an outbreak of oral herpes. Also had ear and jaw...

doctor1 MD

Thank you for your question.
As you have mentioned that you have an episode of oral herpes,the symptoms which you have mentioned are related to...

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Acne or Herpes?! Hi Dr.! I have Herpes from my ex-boyfriend. Since then, I started taking 1500 mg of Lysine & "Emergen-C" vitamin pack everyday just...

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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of acne outbreak which could be multifactorial. Need no to...

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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...

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Thanks for posting your query.

I UNDERSTAND your concern about your sexual partner.

There are many many husbands with Genital Herpes living...

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