Oral Herpes Symptoms

Oral herpes are also commonly referred to as cold sores or fever blisters. In contrast to genital herpes, oral herpes (HSV-1) affects the mouth. Oral herpes is caused by a virus known as herpes simplex virus. The infection triggers tiny, fluid-filled blisters around the lips as well as the inner parts of the mouth. For […]

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Herpes on Hands

Herpes on hands is caused by the herpes simplex virus. It may also be called herpetic whitlow or simply whitlow. It is characterized by painful lesions that may be found on the hands, thumbs and the fingers and may also occasionally affect the foot, toes and on the cuticle of the toe nails. This kind […]

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Herpes on Legs

Herpes on legs is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Herpes on legs is less common compared to herpetic whitlow or whitlow which are lesions caused by the herpes simplex virus that occurs on the toes, fingers or on the cuticles of the nail. Herpes whitlow may be due to HSV-1 or HSV-2 and is […]

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Mouth Herpes

Mouth herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus class HSV -1. It is also called oral herpes or type 1 herpes simplex virus. This is a virus that causes not just mouth herpes but may also cause painful sores on the gums, tongue and the roof of the mouth. Lesions may also be seen […]

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Nasal Herpes

Nasal herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It may also be called cold sores, fever blisters or herpes simplex virus type 1. There are two types of nasal herpes – primary infections and recurring infections. In a primary infection, the characteristic cold sores appear 2 to 20 days after the person is […]

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Eye Herpes

Herpes of the Eye Herpes of the eyes is caused by the herpes simplex virus in the cornea. It may also be called keratitis or herpes simplex keratitis. It is estimated that almost all persons older than 60 years of age have herpes simplex virus dormant in their trigeminal ganglia. Keratitis is a recurrent infection […]

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