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What Will Help With The Itching Associated With Herpes

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The Well Project

Gynecological Problems

...Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms of herpes. The most common forms of herpes are herpes simplex virus-1 and herpes simplex virus-2. Although herpes-1 is most often associated with cold sores, both forms may be sexually transmitted and can cause genital herpes. Like other viruses, herpes remains in your body for life. It hibernates in nerve roots when it's not causing symptoms...
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Herpes, Betrayal, Cervix Mysterys, and HIV risk--Oh my!!!

Hey Bob, I'm actually writing to you, or at least I know of you, since I'm an Oberlin Alum myself (we even met briefly!). I'm writing to ask you a bit about my risks of HIV transmission, and to get some clarity about some of the stats out there. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I'm always pleased to help another Oberlin alum.HSV-1 is generally associated with cold sores around the mouth while HSV-2 is generally associated with genital lesions. However, either virus can, and sometimes Read more »

Anal Lesion or Herpes?

Over the past 6 months I have had a growing lesion on my Anus. At first, I thought it was haemorrhoids but think now it may be herpes or something else. It is about the size of a small grape with a roughish surface. It is not painful but sometimes...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...see your doctor soon. These can grow to be pretty big and can get quite uncomfortable. Also, the virus that causes warts is associated with anal and cervical cancer, so it's important to get checked out. Read more »

The Power Of Mind Over Body

Dr. Bob, This post is more of a statement as opposed to a question. It may be lengthy but i feel much of the material in it will assuage the frequently unfounded anguish the readers of this website have. For this reason it is particularly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Med. Stud.,Thanks for taking the time to write in and share your thoughts and your personal experience!The phenomenon of worrying that you may have a particular medical condition or disease as you learn about it in medical school is quite... Read more »

Symptoms,symptoms and more symptoms

Dear Dr. I want to first of all thank you for taking the time to answer our questions, you are definitely a big help...The reason I am writing to you is that about 4 years ago I had a risk encounter (I don't know if it is a high one or not) with my...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...whether you even came into contact with blood. Infection seems unlikely in your case. There is no connection between you getting herpes and your risk for infection by the hair stylist. It is possible that you have had herpes for some time and are... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...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... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...women, or in the urinary passage of women and men. Small red bumps appear first, develop into small blisters, and then become itchy, painful sores that might develop a crust and will heal without leaving a scar. Sometimes, there is a crack or... Read more »

An Overview of Fuzeon (Enfuvirtide, T-20) the mouth, constipation, cough, depression, diarrhea, eye infection, flu-like illness, fatigue, herpes simplex infection, itchy rash, loss of appetite, muscle pain and weakness, pain and tingling in the hands and feet, nausea, nervousness,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...people with HIV disease, and anyone over 50 years old. Herpes zoster lives in nerve tissue. Outbreaks of shingles start with itching, numbness, tingling or severe pain in a belt-like pattern on the chest, back, or around the nose and eyes. In... Read more »
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Posted by Twiz, 2 Replies
...Ok I been gettin what looks like bug bites they itch for like an hour then never itch again....but the next day there is a red top on it ...later maybe a few days later theres a Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I have had herpes of the mouth since i was a pre teen about once every two years. Not with hiv, my outbreaks are happening sooner, does anyboyd Read more »

Jackie and Others

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...july 02: repeated episodes of chills which goes away ,associated with appearance of little spots over penis ,testicles ,VERY ITCHY bumps over Right leg,also each associated withtingling in both armas:recurrent ,at one time from tip of fingers... Read more »

Herpes question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...herpes. Would anyone have some insight on what this could be? and if it ressembles herpes at all, I've also experienced alot of itching but that's it. Read more »