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Herpes Symptoms and Causes

Cold sores are caused by a contagious virus called Herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. Type 1 usually causes oral Herpes, or cold sores. Type 1 Herpes virus infects more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their 20s. Type 2 usually affects the genital area.

Some people have no symptoms from the infection. But others develop painful and unsightly cold sores. Cold sores usually occur outside the mouth, on or around the lips. When they are inside the mouth, they are usually on the gums or the roof of the mouth. They are not the same as canker sores, which are not contagious.

There is no cure for cold sores. They normally go away on their own in a few weeks. Antiviral medicines can help them heal faster. They can also help to prevent cold sores in people who often get them. Other medicines can help with the pain and discomfort of the sores. These include ointments that numb the blisters, soften the crusts of the sores, or dry them out. Protecting your lips from the sun with sunblock lip balm can also help.

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How do u get cutaneous herpes

Wait, do you mean that there is a 65% chance of a false pos, or a 65% of a true pos?? Because then later you say that there's a 92% false pos for anything above 3.5? Do you mean to say the percentage is when it's a true pos?

Am on Dolcet, 3x a day for three weeks already due to herpes zoster pain. For fear of overdosage i stopped taking this, i shifted to Lyrica 75 mg. But the pain continues. Is it okay if I take Lyrica in the morning and dolcet in the afternoon?

Been on Orencia for 11 months, now have a skin infection on chest, herpes outbreak on ear taking antibiotics using steroid cream etc. Itchy skin most ofthetime and feeling tired, have noticed increase in fluid retention in lower l

Can Concerta cause shingles (herpes zoster)? I just started taking Concerta (36 mg) and I immediately developed shingles. My doctor swears it's a coincidence, but I can't help but wonder. I had chicken pox as a child, but I've never had shingles befo

Can the combanation of Lialda and Entocort cause herpes simplex

Four weeks after starting efudex to the scalp and left temple for early shin cancers developed left sided c3/c4 herpes Zoster

Herpes zoster eruption folllowed by prolonged pain while using rinderon ear drops.

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How long can one take zelitrex for as a prophlactic to prevent an outbreal of herpes 2? and at what dose?

I am on it for second day too. Only side effects I have had was diarrhea, slight headache, and for some reason I have a herpes blister on my hand, which is where the virus lies dormant (until now). I am hoping the blister will go away right after I g

I am taking rampihil 5 mg a day. I have a cough. Blurred vision. Dizzy. And i have now had 3 outbreaks of genital herpes since taking it in mid may 2011. What is your opinion?

Herpes Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.