[MERGED] Herpes Simplex ( Genital Herpes , Oral Herpes )

bunny_katbunny_kat Registered User PExer
I had blisters on my lips and sabi herpes daw yon. But how can that be e di naman ako sexually active?
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  • bepanthenebepanthene big member PExer
    That's oral herpes (Herpes simplex virus 1), not genital herpes. Oral herpes is contagious so don't kiss anyone. ;) Remember to wash your hands and don't touch the blisters. Make an effort not to touch other parts of your body, like eyes, mouth, genitals and nose.
  • slitherslither PEx Premium Non-Member PExer
    Is it true that there's no cure for herpes?

    If you went down (cunnilingus) on someone you didn't know had herpes, would you have oral herpes then?

    Would you get herpes even when it's not extant?
  • Raf378Raf378 Sic Semper Tyranus PExer
    Herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)

    Though not always, HSV-Type 1 is what causes oral herpes. HSV-Type 2 is what causes genital herpes.

    Since Herpes is caused by a virus, there is no cure. You can only treat the symptoms.
  • JuneBabeJuneBabe Member PExer
    Oral herpes (herpes labialis) is most often caused by HSV-1 and usually affects the lips and -- in some primary attacks -- the mucous membranes in the mouth. A facial herpes infection on the cheeks or in the nose may occur, but this condition is very uncommon.

    The primary (or initial) HSV-1 infection does not usually produce symptoms. If it does, the symptoms can be very painful, particularly in small children. Blisters form on the lips but may also erupt on the tongue. The blisters eventually rupture as painful open sores, develop a yellowish membrane before healing, and disappear within three to 14 days. Increased salivation and foul breath may be present. In children, the infection usually occurs in the mouth, in adolescents, the primary infection is more apt to occur in the upper part of the throat -- causing soreness. Rarely, the infection may be accompanied by difficulty in swallowing, chills, muscle pain, or hearing loss.

    About 60% of HSV-1 infections recur within a year. Recurrences are usually much milder than primary infections and are known commonly as cold sores or fever blisters. They usually show up on the lower lip and rarely affect the gums or throat. Reactivation can be provoked within about three days of intense dental work, particularly root canal or tooth extraction.

    Treatment of Oral Herpes
    The first antiviral cream to be approved for cold sores, penciclovir (Denavir) heals HSV-1 sores an average of one day faster than without treatment, stops viral shedding, and reduces the duration of the pain. The patient should apply the cream within the first hour of symptoms, and for four consecutive days it should be reapplied every two hours during times awake. In one study, a cream using foscarnet (Foscavir) reduced the size and hastened healing of sunlight-triggered HSV-1. In another, a cream containing a new anti-HSV drug, n-docosanol (Lidakol), reduced the duration and severity of symptoms. Ascoxal, a solution that combines ascorbic acid (vitamin C) with substances that fight the symptoms of HSV-1, is showing promise in the fight against oral herpes. On the first day only, patients soaked a cotton pad in the drug and pressed it on the sores using three soaks applied for two minutes each every 30 minutes. Even this brief treatment resulted in less intense symptoms and a quicker resolution of the scab. Researchers strongly recommended testing a more intensive regimen. Interferon is also being tested for HSV-1. One study found that an ointment using a combination of caffeine and interferon improved healing time for HSV-1 sores compared to interferon alone. Acyclovir is often taken orally for a severe primary attack of HSV-1 and may even be beneficial for children. For recurring infection, the oral form has minimal benefit. Most studies have not found acyclovir ointment to be useful at all in HSV-1.

    ***I hope na iyang blister mo sa lips ay cause lamang ng allergy reaction. Kung sa tingin mo ay medyo nag-iiba ang anyo, please see a physician.
  • bunny_katbunny_kat Registered User PExer
    Thanks guys!

    Have you heard of ViraDerm? Effective ba yon and meron ba non dito sa Pinas?
  • TheiaTheia Just one beat away PExer
    hi. i have sores around the lips. i'm wondering what i should do to treat it? help naman o. thanks
  • c_ostreac_ostrea Member PExer
    hey have you had those sores around the lips for a long time, like they just appear for a week or so then heal spontaneously? ? then reappear again after sometime (like after a few months or as long as a year?) do they initially start as blisters, which then rupture into sores? then you might have oral herpes which is a sexually transmitted disease. the herpes virus causes sores everytime your immune system is suppressed, pwedeng due to sickness or stress. if it is herpes, then there is nothing you can do about it, its there for life. all you can do is shorten the healing time of the sores by a few days by taking antiviral drugs like acyclovir.
    hey dont go kissing anyone for the meantime until you got a medical checkup. and you might want to kick your boyfriends ***: he's probably a very "libidinous" guy.
  • IraIra Member PExer
    There are two kinds of herpes simplex viri from the herpesvirus family: Herpes Simplex Virus Type I, or oral herpes, and Herpes Simplex Virus Type II, the genital herpes/STD. These two are different organisms, although they're related. Usually, type I is caught during childhood years, and the primary infection is inapparent. The reason why it appears on the corners of your mouth is because the virus resides and stays latent on the 5th cranial nerve, which supplies the mouth area. The second type is caught via sexual contact. Unless you've had oral-genital sex with someone who has the 2nd type, I seriously doubt if you have a sexually transmitted disease. Anyway, see JuneBabe's reply in this thread:

    Is HERPES an STD?

    Treatments for recurrent attacks include topical and/or oral Acyclovir, an antiviral drug, which works best when taken as soon as you feel burning, or tingling in the area. However, Acyclovir only shortens the outbreaks - it does not prevent new outbreaks from occurring unless its oral form is taken continuously (50% success rate on those who took 4 pills/day for 4 months). It's as expensive as hell, and longterm side effects are unknown. Wash the area twice a day with mild soap like Dove
  • flukefluke Member PExer
    can anyone tell me if yung acne near in vagina is just acne....I'm worried kasi baka cyst na to!! nakaroon na yata ako ng 2 acne in the past year and pinutok ko at lumabas yung nana and blood at nawala yung bukol pero eto hindi kahapon lang kasi eto eh!!
  • dudelishdudelish squeak. PExer
    oops akala ko yung acne na nasa baba. the ones you get from shaving your face.

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    are you sure that's not an STD or something? if you are sexually active, you might want to look into that first. baka naman hindi sya acne, baka cold sore sya. like herpes.
  • flukefluke Member PExer
    what's herpes??
    define sexual active...like doing intercourse?? if that so!! no...I'm just fantasizing that's all
  • dudelishdudelish squeak. PExer
    good lord, what are you five? you're already 22 and you still don't know what herpes is?! you should sue someone, and put your parents on the top of that list.

    and sexually active is not just defined by coitus. you really should be careful if you're that naive. you can just as well get an STD without the intercourse. sometimes, contact is enough to transmit an STD.

    get yourself an edumacation before you endanger yourself and other people.
  • flukefluke Member PExer
    ano ba symptom ba ng STD?? and how do you know na 22 na ako?? malay ko ba!! parang tinuturo yan sa school noh!! nababasa ko lang sa libro pero di ko maintindihan
  • IraIra Member PExer
    Are you sexually active?
  • dudelishdudelish squeak. PExer
    Originally posted by fluke
    ano ba symptom ba ng STD?? and how do you know na 22 na ako?? malay ko ba!! parang tinuturo yan sa school noh!! nababasa ko lang sa libro pero di ko maintindihan

    first off, STD is not ONE disease. it's a collective term for a lot of Sexually Transmitted Disease. please tell me that in 2003, you at least know this.

    here's some info about herpes:

    The symptoms of genital herpes can vary greatly from person to person. Some people do not even have noticeable symptoms (asymptomatic). The symptoms generally begin anywhere from two to 20 days after the person has the initial contact with the herpes virus. The first episode of genital herpes is usually the worst outbreak, with subsequent outbreaks being shorter in duration, and less in severe. Though this is not true for everyone, it is true for the majority of herpes patients.

    Prodrome
    warning symptoms which indicate the virus is becoming active, and is on its way to the skin's surface. This may include itching, tingling, numbness, burning, general fatigue, and flu-like symptoms, fever, swelling of the lymph nodes in the area of outbreak, or headache. It can last for several days, but the outbreak of blisters usually occurs within 24 hours. Painful urination may also be present, and can last for the duration of the outbreak.


    Inflammation
    swelling, tenderness, and/or redness that may appear before the actual outbreak, and may include itching, and sensitivity. The inflammation may never progress to blisters.


    Blisters
    one or several small fluid filled lesions, tiny red bumps, or rash may form. These may also resemble small fissures, especially near the ****.


    Ulcers
    as the skin breaks on the blisters, small ulcers can be seen. These are round, wet looking, and may leak clear to milky colored fluid.

    Crust
    the sores begin to dry, scab, and crust over. This marks the beginning of the healing process. The virus may possibly still be present until the ulcer has completely healed, and the scab falls off. NOTE: the sores do not always crust before healing.

    Healing
    new skin if formed and may look slightly red, or silver. Viral replication is complete, the virus has left the skin's surface, and the skin is now safe to touch.

    On average, the pain, and discomfort is over in one week. After healing, the virus becomes inactive, and retreats along the nerve pathways. It will lay dormant in a sacral ganglion nerve root until it is reactivated.

    Some people report pain and discomfort in the genital area after the lesions have healed, and the symptoms of recurrence have ended. This pain is post-herpetic neuralgia. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are typically used to treat post-herpetic neuralgia. It has also been noted by some people that NSAIDs are effective for the discomfort, if any, of the prodrome, and for the duration of the outbreak.

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    get yourself educated. the internet provides a lot of resources for research. while you claim to be a "virgin", eventually you will have sexual contact. and when you do, BE VERY CAREFUL.
  • flukefluke Member PExer
    if you mean sexually active by doing sexual intercourse with someone no!! hanggang foreplay lang me
  • IraIra Member PExer
    You should see an ob-gyne for that. It may be a skin infection or a gland infection. In either case, the cyst may need to be drained and examined, and you will be given medications for it.
  • flukefluke Member PExer
    sabi daw ng doctor eh!! cyst daw...cancerous ba ito?? what are types of cyst? nakakamatay ba to??
  • IraIra Member PExer
    Cysts aren't cancerous and will not kill you.

    Since there are dozens of type of cysts, I will not even hazard a guess what type of cyst it is. You should ask your doctor since he or she was the one who examined you.
  • bjmanabatbjmanabat Member PExer
    most cyst especially on young individuals are benign(not cancerous). it maybe filled with sebaceous material, pus, fat cells, fibrous tissue etc. there are several kinds of cysts depending on whats inside it. this is the reason why after a cyst is surgically removed it is sent to the laboratory for biopsy. as a said most of them are benign so hindi nakamamatay. in your case if you're not sexually active this may just be a folliculitis ( bacterial infection at the root of your pubic hair) or furuncle (pigsa).

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