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Pictures of Herpes On Chin

Pictures of Herpes On Chin.

The virus that causes cold sores, Herpes Simplex Virus I, or HSV-1, belongs to the same family of viruses, (actually, plural for virus is viri) that causes chickenpox, genital herpes, and shingles. While both viruses can cause sores on the lips and genitals,
Herpes Simplex Virus-1 most often causes sores on the lips and mouth while it’s cousin, Herpes Simplex-2 (HSV-2) most often  causes sores on the  ano-genital area.

Classically, an HSV-1 infection is acquired in childhood while HSV-2 is a sexually transmitted disease.
Transmission occurs by direct contact, either by touching a sore, or though sexual activity.  Both viruses can be spread even though there is not an outbreak of sores.

Herpes tests are done to find the herpes simplex virus (HSV). An HSV infection can cause small, painful sores that look like blisters on the skin or the tissue lining (mucous membranes) of the throat, nose, mouth, urethra, rectum, and vagina. A herpes infection may cause only a single outbreak, but frequently the person will have more outbreaks often occurring in conjunction with stress.

Auto-inoculation (meaning, you can spread the virus from one part of your body to another) for one anatomical site to another is common, especially by scratching.

Diagnosing Herpes is done by a blood test  in cases where no visible symptoms are present. A blood test works by detecting the presence of antibodies to the herpes virus.

The blood test is not always 100% accurate. A positive test is not always indicative of a person having herpes, and a negative result does not rule out a herpes infection.

Diagnosis can sometimes be made by physical, visual examination alone. The doctor or health practitioner will obtain fluid from the sores and send it to a lab to see if the herpes virus is present. Tests take up to 2 weeks for results.

While it can be apparent to you that you may have a herpes infection by looking at pictures. A picture of herpes alone, should not be made to self diagnose. The picture of the chin with herpes blisters may look like what you have, but a diagnosis should be made by a qualified medical practitioner. Here you can learn more about what does herpers look like.

 


 

Sometimes a diagnosis of Herpes Virus infection, (HSV) is done by physical examination alone.
 
While examining pictures of Herpes on your chin, neck, genitals, in the mouth, or other body parts may be helpful and may give you an idea, a definitive diagnosis should be done only by a qualified medical practitioner. 

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