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Tom Nebletta Doctor who has devoted much of his life to the study of viruses and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Is herpes on my thigh genital herpes? I have genital herpes and instead of having the outbreaks on my genitals, I usually get them on my right upper thigh.
Is this considered herpes too? Also, when I do have an outbreak, I am extremely tired and feel very weak, is this normal?
Also, I seem to get depressed and anxious too. Thank you, Sue Dr. A herpes outbreak cannot be considered normal, but so far as your description goes, a herpetic infection might be expected to manifest itself in the ways you have described. All of the conditions you have listed may be expected from a herpes recurrence.
Both my wife and I have had genital herpes for the past 14 years. Until recently we have had unprotected sex with no problem except for an occasional tingle. For the past few months though, we have both had pretty severe breakouts with bumps, severe itching, etc.
Now we can't seem to get rid of it! When one lesion heals, another one pops up. Are we just re-infecting each other? According to your other answers I have read, unprotected sex between two married infected partners should not be a big concern. Can you elaborate on that and is there anything that can be done to alleviate the severe itching, which seems to be the most annoying factor?
Dear Couple Married for 14 years: From the brief description of your situation, some factor has entered the situation that has not been there for the relatively uneventful period of your marriage. Re-inoculation is possible, but more likely some other inciting variable is active now.
You should consult a dermatologist to seek relief from the intensive itching. If the lesions appear to be the same, your herpes is most likely making an annoying disturbance for a reason that I cannot answer. A clinical examination and conference with your health care provider hopefully should give you the direct guidance needed.
My girlfriend of two years recently told me she has herpes and has known about for some time in which we were sexully active. I have not had any outbreaks that I know of, and wonder what I should do?
Dear Anonymous with a Girlfriend: You did not indicate if your sexual activity had been protected; if so, you have prevented infection.
Keep up the vigilance. If not, I suggest you change to protected sex, because you have been lucky. The other possibility is that you have acquired an infection that remains asymptomatic because of a low virulence viral strain or because of an excellent immune response from your own system, perhaps both.
Is it possible for me to have herpes and not show any symptoms? Yes, one can have a herpetic infection and not know it. Such an occurrence is infrequent, but possible. I have Herpes Labialis, or, of the mouth.
It usually manifests about two to three times a year, during periods of high stress and low rest. I am taking mg of Acylclovir 4 times a day, and for the past five days, it doesn't seem to have done much on the sore I currently have.
Usually, it is effective much faster. Is it possible that the virus is building up an immunity, such that I would need another treatment?
Also, I got this from my girlfriend. She had the virus in the form of a small cold sore, and I got it from an open wound in my mouth, due to mouth-to-mouth contact. When I have a sore with a white covering, signifying that I am contagious, does she have to worry about contracting the virus, maybe a worse type or as a different type of virus, even though she's the one I got it from??
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Richard Lacey is Professor of Clinical Microbiology at Leeds University. Dear Dr. Tom: I was wondering if genital herpes is commonly a disqualifying factor, when found in a pre-employment doctors physical. (Police, Fire & Medical Fields) Does genital herpes "show up" in a blood test that is conducted in these physicals?