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Posted by: Tigger | 2007/03/09

Genital Herpes

Att- Cyberdoc,
Can a person get genital Herpes from using the same towls, underwear, toilet seat as somoene who has it. How do you test if you have genital herpes and does antibiotic creams and betadine douche's help. What are the symptoms of Genital Herpes. How do you know if you have Genital Herpes.
Regards.
Tigger

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Dear Tigger
Genital herpes is transmitted by sexual contact - but I would not use the same towel/underwear if I knew someone was infected!
Testing is done by blood tests and physical examination
Betadine douche and antibiotic creams will not help
Symptoms - start with itching and burning ends with blisters
It looks like feverblisters on the genitalia
See http://www.cdc.gov/std/Herpes/STDFact-Herpes.htm

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Posted by: Sandy | 2007/03/10

No, you can't get genital herpes from using the same towls, underware or toilet seat. Although it's is not healthy to share the some underwear when it's not washed. You have to go for a blood test. Unfortunately no creams or douche's will work, because there is no cure for genital herpes. You do get treatment, yes, but no cure. The symptoms is small blisters on your private parts and in between your bums. In the beginning it will be itching and then starting to get realy sore. You need to get medication from your doctor. The virus stays in you blood for the rest of your life. Take care of yourself with vitamins and eating healthy and take care of your sex life. Remember that if you or anyone else have genital herpes don't have sex when the sores are present. Genital herpes is not the end of the world. It's treatable. A person with genital herpes won't be able to donate blood as this virus is in your blood .

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