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How does a 53 year old man obtain or contract herpes simplex

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how does a 53 year old man obtain or contract herpes simplex 1 cold soar of the mouth and how long does it last
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  DR PRABIR KUMAR DAS replied 2 years ago.
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Herpes simplex viruses -- more commonly known as herpes -- are categorized into two types: herpes type 1 (HSV-1, or oral herpes) and herpes type 2 (HSV-2, or genital herpes). Most commonly, herpes type 1 causes sores around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores).herpes simplex can be diagnosed with lab tests, including DNA -- or PCR -- tests and virus cultures.
Herpes simplex type 1, which is transmitted through oral secretions or sores on the skin, can be spread through kissing or sharing objects such as toothbrushes or eating utensils
Although there is no cure for herpes, treatments can relieve the symptoms. Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including, Spherics, and are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes.
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