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Is this herpes?
Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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12/5/2017
Dermatologist: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Hello. My name is***** and I just read through your quesiton.

This is not herpes. The cause of what you have is viral and is ultimately harmless. It will resolve on it's own. But it is not herpes.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It's been like that for two weeks .
Dermatologist: Eric Goldstein, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Yes.

Typically the virus last inside the body for approximately 7-10 days. The rashes or lesions they leave behind can last for several weeks before resolving.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
They seem like they are filled. They don't hurt though.
Dermatologist: vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 4 months ago
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Hello,I am Dr. Aren and I will help with your query.These small ,vesicular lesions on the lips are usually seen in viral fevers or viraemias.They do not appear to be due to HSV1 or HSV2/herpes.They do not need any therapy and will heal completely on their own.Do not use any medication/cream on them.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
A doctor told me this wad angular cheilites
Dermatologist: vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 4 months ago

In angular Cheilitis the angle of the mouth is always involved which is not the case here.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Few questions.
How long is the time period of herpes? From when it starts to when it ends?How am I standing with a negative test a month after sex?
Dermatologist: vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 4 months ago

Herpes is usually acquired through sex,women are at greater risk than men,it usually takes 1-2 weeks for the lesions to appear.Within another 2-3 weeks more lesions will be seen,HSV1 or oral herpes is not considered as dangerous as HSV2 or genital herpes.

If your blood test report is negative for HSV1 and 2,you are not suffering from or carrying herpes simplex.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I see. I was wondering if you could tell me the percentage of the testing of herpes? After one month, 2nd month, and 3rd month.
Dermatologist: vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 4 months ago

I think we should open a new thread for this.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It still relates to my previous question
Dermatologist: vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 4 months ago

Sorry,I confused the question with another one I am answering on herpes related symptoms.

Antibody screening test or Immune Assays for HIV will need at least 12 weeks as antibodies are produced between 3rd to 12 th week(this time period for antibody production is called the window period).The latest tests used by labs as of now are the 2rd generation antibody screeening tests which are effective within 23 days of exposure.

Antigen tests which look for particles of the virus willneed about 14-20 days,

Lastly two rapid tests or home tests will need 20-48 days to detect the virus but will need confirmatory testing later on.

So depending on the type of test we are doing for HIV,the time frame tends to shift.

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Dermatologist: vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 4 months ago

For Herpes 1and 2 a window of 4-6 weeks is adequate to get the comfirmed reports.

For HIV the time frame will be 4-12 weeks.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Sorry but I was not asking about Hiv. I was asking about herpes. People say it takes 3 months for it be accurate answer. I was tested a month and half a week. My result came back negative.... should I test again. I felt like it was too early.
Dermatologist: vakularen, Doctor (other than dermatologist) replied 4 months ago

You can test again but 4-6 weeks is adequate time frame for a confirmatory report for Herpes.

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