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I had genital blisters diagnosed only by visual inspection.

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I had genital blisters diagnosed only by visual inspection. Take valtrex. I have had lupus symptoms since that time. Pretty much all the symptoms. Can lupus cause a false positive herpes test, I had a basic blood test done about three years after visual.
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Customer: Also became epileptic after a shingles outbreak three years later. Comp,ete fall in the floor and unconscious for thirty minutes kind of seizure
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 11 months ago.
HelloNoLupus does not cause herpes blistersAnd it will not cause a false positive herpes test.The blood test however, does not prove active herpes, only that you have been exposed.Swabbing any blisters is definitive. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
We deduced the epilepsy was caused by the severe facial shingles outbreak. Lupus symptoms related?
Expert:  DrThomasMd replied 11 months ago.
No OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.