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Treating Herpes Scabs

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...Shingles outbreaks are almost always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched, someone with shingles might develop a skin infection. This could require treatment with antibiotics and might cause scars. In most cases, the rash goes away within a few...
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Herpes and infection

Dr. Bob,I wrote to you in January and have donated to your site and will donate this month as well. I want to thank you for you reply to my previous post about Seb. Derm. and all of the other post that have educated me and so many others. I wanted...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...way to estimate that type of statistical risk because herpes can vary in severity from very mild to active vesicles to healing scabs, etc. The best we can offer is to say that HIV-transmission risk is increased when there is another STD present,... Read more »

Genital Herpes or something else?

The past few days i noticed these skin colored bumps on the shaft of my penis. I noticed a slight itch. It now looks like very tiny circular scabs. They are not in a cluster and also do not look like any of the pictures of herpes i have seen....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Sure, there are many different possibilities for "skin colored bumps on the shaft" of a Mr. Happy. Unfortunately I can't diagnose your problem over the Internet. I suggest you see a dermatologist.Dr. Bob Read more »

herpes duration and AIDS

I am a little concerned as a recent partner (hiv status unknown) had oral herpes that took longer than 10 days to disappear. While the scabs went away after about 2 weeks, a small pink patch remained for a week or two more. I have read that long...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...For oral (or genital) herpes to be considered AIDS-associated, it must have persisted for more than 6 weeks. Usually these lesions get to be quite sizable Read more »

just diagnoised with herpes

I have been in a monogomous relationship for the last 20 years. I've had what I thought were abrasions on my genitals once or twice a year. I don't remember when this first occured. A few months ago it dawned on me that I could have herpes. By...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...experience, and one that might require more attention than the answers I can provide to you here. Consider calling the National Herpes Hotline at (919)361-8488 for more support and to find resources in your area for you and your partner to... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

... What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

... Overview Cause Transmission Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Complications Overview Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the... Read more »
The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Cat's Claw (Uña de Gato)

...isnot the same thing as approval by the Food and DrugAdministration. Keplinger has used cat's claw to treat somepeople with herpes or HIV. Other research showed that cat's claw also contains differentkinds of alkaloids that affect the central... Read more »
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Still worried, helpful clues as to my problems?

Posted by detino04, 5 Replies
...doctor, figures my penis was clean as a wistle that day, but she gave me a perscription for accolyre I think it was, 200mg for herpies. Took it about 5 times a day, I missed a dose here and there, did my best though. While I took the medicine, it... Read more »

Herpes question.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can having herpes cause you seroconvert later and test positive later than someone who doesn't have herpes? Read more »

Herpies? I'm worried

Posted by cpoggo, 3 Replies
...recently read in the past few days.. I haven't masterbated in a week thinking this was causing it... Now there are small scabs where the small zits were on the top left area, only 2 though.. Anyways, I hope this makes some sort of sense, any... Read more »

STD? cold sores, herpes???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i've seen how cold sores are active in hiv poz individuals. but i thought cold sores were common in people with a herpes strain? and the cold sores would be were you came into contact with the herpes virus. ie you won't get herpes on your lip... Read more »