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What To Do About Herpes On Face

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Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

What Is Shingles? Shingles is a very painful disease caused by the same herpes virus that causes chicken pox (varicella zoster virus). Like other herpes viruses, the varicella-zoster virus has an initial infectious stage, (chicken pox) followed by a dormant stage. Then, with no warning, the virus becomes active again. About 20% of people who have had chicken pox will eventually develop shingles. This reactivation of the virus is most likely to...
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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 »

Tingling on face

Hell Dr's,I have been getting tingling on my face (mainly my right side). I am currently on Viread, Epzicom, Kaletra. However, this situation started before starting this new cocktail about 3 months. Sometimes is so botherism it keeps me from...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There would be concern about an old Bell's palsy, residual effect from herpes zoster, or some other cranial nerve related condition so a careful examination (sometimes with a neurologist) is recommended. Often a brain scan (CT or MRI) would be... 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 »
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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 »

Herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
he tenido una relacion de riesgo hace 5 dias y hoy en la maana he aparecido un herpes en el labio un poco grande que atribuyo que tal vez a una picadura de araa pero creo que no lo es y tengo miedo a haberme contagiado. :( Read more »

herpes or something else?

Posted by maverick2323, 3 Replies
from last two days I had minor swelling on upper left portion on my lip. it has no pain no itching sensation till now. I had safe sex with 3 girls in last one month and from last one week facing fever weakness appetite loss and blood in mucus.taking... Read more »