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Herpes

Herpes: Introduction

Herpes: Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV -1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Most individuals have no or only ... more about Herpes.

Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Herpes is available below.

Symptoms of Herpes

Treatments for Herpes

  • Treatment of herpes is dependant upon the site and severity of the infection, as well as other factors related to the patient such as whether the patient is immunocompromised (HIV, chemotherapy, other medications) Treatments include:
    • Topical therapy - for oral/facial herpes and genital herpes
      • Idoxiuridine 0.5% preparations
      • Povidine-iodine 10% preparations
      • Topical acyclovir cream
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Herpes?

Herpes: Related Patient Stories

Alternative Treatments for Herpes

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Herpes may include:

Types of Herpes

Curable Types of Herpes

Possibly curable types of Herpes include:

  • Post- transplant related herpes
  • HIV related herpes
  • Occupational exposure related herpes
  • more types...»

Rare Types of Herpes:

Rare types of Herpes include:

  • Post- transplant related herpes
  • HIV related herpes
  • Occupational exposure related herpes
  • more types...»

Diagnostic Tests for Herpes

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Herpes: Complications

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Causes of Herpes

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Disease Topics Related To Herpes

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Herpes: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Herpes

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Herpes: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Herpes

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Latest Treatments for Herpes

Herpes: Animations

Research about Herpes

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Clinical Trials for Herpes

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Herpes include:

Herpes: Broader Related Topics

Herpes Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Article Excerpts about Herpes

Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the herpes simplex viruses type 1 (HSV -1) and type 2 (HSV-2). Most individuals have no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to four weeks to heal the first time they occur. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or months after the first, but it almost always is less severe and shorter than the first episode. Although the infection can stay in the body indefinitely, the number of outbreaks tends to go down over a period of years. (Source: excerpt from Genital Herpes: DSTD)

Definitions of Herpes:

Infection caused by the herpes simplex virus; affects the skin and nervous system; produces small temporary (but sometimes painful) blisters on the skin and mucous membranes. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

 

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