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Symptoms Of Herpes On The Face

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Am I too afraid to face the truth??

Thank you all for your time. I'm a 21 year old male recently diagnosed with herpes and genital warts based on symptoms. Not currently on treatment because of my financial situation and because the symptoms/outbreaks aren't intense. Lately...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
It is really important you get an HIV and you see a doctor. Your symptoms can be from any number of causes, not just from HIV. It would be a shame to miss a treatable diagnosis due to your fear of testing for HIV.It sounds like you may have risk... Read more »

my face and body started itching 2 day after sucking vagina

Hi doc my face and body started itching after i made an oral sex with a stripper. I was sucking her vagina fluid during the intercoures. . Now im having a great anxiety. Im scared if i had herpes or hiv. I need explanation why im itching. And...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Luckily 2 days is not enough time to have symptoms of HIV infection, so that is not the cause of your symptoms. HIV takes about 2 weeks at least to cause symptoms. Even herpes takes about 4-5 days before symptoms develop.You may have picked up... Read more »

Numbness in the face

Hi Doc, I really need some advice here. I am 34 yo HIV positive male, I was diagnosed with HIV about 4 years ago. I developed a sharp pain down my spine and was taken to the ER and hospitalized for week. I had a high fever for couple of days and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would be concerned about some form of Bell's palsy involving facial nerve (often of unknown etiology though sometimes due to herpes or other infections). It can occur in general population as well as HIV+ persons with good CD4 counts. I... Read more »

Woo Hoo in Asia Face the Test and Yourself

Dear Dr. Frascino,Feel free to edit this message as you think necessary for conciseness, but I do hope it is posted in some form, since I believe it may benefit a number of people like myself.First, let me say that I think this is a great site with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Ex-pat WOO HOO in Asia!Thanks for taking the time and energy to share the details of your story with others. I hope others will heed your advice, because there are an amazing number of WOO-HOO's out there just waiting to be connected up... Read more »
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genital herpes or herpes simplex

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Could herpes cause changes in your mouth like dry mouth, white hairy tongue? Thanks for your response.

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alopecia areata and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello,
A couple of years ago, I started noticing patches of hair on my face disappearing. Later I realized it is called Alopecia Areata. Also, I found out that I have herpes. 2 years have past since then and I feel fine, although I have been getting... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »

are they symptoms of herps, syphillis or hiv

Posted by kumar, 1 Reply
Hi doc.
Im 27 and i am freaking out, plz help me on this.
I had protected sex with sexworker about 4 weeks ago (to be precise 1 june 2014). Although i had unprotected oral sex, i was given blowjob. Night before sex, i had whisky & vodka and was... Read more »