Herpes 1

Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) mainly causes cold sores and blisters around the mouth and on the face. It spreads from sharing utensils, kissing, and sharing lip products.

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How common is oral HSV-2 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I was recently diagnosed with HSV 2. I am having both genial and oral lesions. What is the best dosage of Valtrex to kill virus? Also, is HIV 2 oral infection uncommon one? I had shingles before 10 years and at that my doctor believed it as HSV 2. My IgG blood test showed HSV 1 0.06 and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, oral HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus) is uncommon, but it can be the cause. Same way HSV 1 is mostly oral, but it can cause genital disease too. The dosage of Valtrex (Valaciclovir) differs according to the course of the disease such as initial disease episode and recurr...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for genital herpes.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recently contracted genital herpes. I am having an outbreak, which scared me. I have blisters (vesicles) on the penis. I had a blood test done last week and this confirmed it. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly reviewed your health query and can well establish the sensitivity of issues you have. Thanks for uploading the labs here for reference (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 are positive. You also mentioned the lesio...  Read Full »

Can antibodies to HSV-1 and 2 be detected in blood with no symptoms?

Query: Hello. 7 yrs ago I had chicken pox. Last year, I did a herpes test and they said I had antibodies to HSV1 n 2. With a range of 0.6 and 2.2. I did another test after 2 months with a range of 0.6 and 2.3. I have never had any of the symptoms I read about I am concerned. So what do you think?  Read Full »


Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, I hope you are doing well. I understood your concern regarding the presence of HSV antibodies. Infections with herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) are among the commonest human viral infections throughout the world. Classically, HSV-1 is acquired during childhood and is ...  Read Full »

What could be a painful red bump above the mustache causing enlarged lymph nodes?

Query: Hi doctor, After shaving my face six days ago, I saw a big red bump on the right side of my nose above the mustache. At first, I thought it might be a pimple. Last week, I felt something wrong on my throat and visited a doctor. Doctor said lymph node inflammation and prescribed me Penicillin. Doct...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two broad differential diagnoses are folliculitis or HSV 1 (herpes simplex virus) infection (most likely). I would want you to know that we all are exposed to HSV-1 and it could spread without sexual contact. It stays in the ganglion (nerve endings) and pops up w...  Read Full »

What does it mean to be HSV 1 positive?

Query: Hello doctor, Please help me to understand my STD results. HSV 1 IgG, Type spec 31.10. HSV 2 IgG, Type spec.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The available test report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) indicates positive for herpes simplex virus test positive. However, I must clarify that the unit is not provided and if the unit is provided th...  Read Full »

Can someone who already had oral herpes develop genital herpes themselves?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. I am sure I got it from a person with type 1 (had regularly cold sores in the past and probably transferred it to me through oral sex). I was wondering, is there still a chance I might infect that person genetically? Or how high is the cha...  Read Full »


Dr. Jigisha H. Rakholiya

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Genital herpes can be transmitted to your partner sexually because it is an STD (sexually transmitted disease), whereas herpes simplex (HSV-1) can be transferred from one person to another via infected oral secretions while in close contact. But at times, there is a ...  Read Full »

I have antibodies for herpes type 1 but not infected with the virus, exposed. Does this mean I am infected?

Query: Hello doctor, I made an STD test, and the doctor said that I have antibodies for herpes type 1 but not infected with the virus, exposed. Does this mean I am infected, and will these antibodies transferred to my partner or will disappear with time? I have attached the report. For mycoplasma, it is a...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The report says you have already infected with herpes. Did you have any unprotected sex with anyone? There are chances you can have an outbreak - symptoms of herpes. During the outbreak, if you have sexual contact, you can infect your partner. Once herpes is positive, ...  Read Full »

What could yellow clustered blisters on vagina be?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister is 23 years old. She had unhygienic sex a couple of weeks ago. She started feeling itchy on her vagina. I am worried it might be herpes but I need confirmation from a specialist before we visit the doctor. It looks clustered and yellow. No hard lump under and it just looks infla...  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The closely grouped fluid filled blisters and yellow crusted lesions seem to be most likely herpes infection. You do not have to apply Acyclovir cream as it will not be much effe...  Read Full »

I have a sudden sore at the tip of my lips.What could it be?

Query: Hi doctor, I have this sudden sore at the tip of my lips. I am wondering what could it be. I used to have frequent fat sacks, but this seems very different. I am attaching a close-up photo of it. Please advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your complaint and have seen the attached photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are having herpes infection which is a viral infection. You should try taking a course of antiviral like tablet Acyclovir 400 mg thrice in a ...  Read Full »

Is it risky to have sexual intercourse with type 1 herpes patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I just recently started dating a man that informed me he has type 1 herpes. I want to know the risk factors and protective measures I can take if I choose to start a sexual relationship with him.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Type 1 herpes is a sexually transmitted virus. It spreads with contact with an infected person. It can lead to oro-genital infective lesions. To prevent it, avoid any kind of sexual contact with the infected person especially when the person is having active lesions....  Read Full »

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