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Herpes simplex Singapore: Herpes simplex has 2 varieties. Type 1 and type 2

Herpes lesion on upper lip Herpes simplex is caused by the Herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 & 2 (HSV-1 & HSV-2), diagnosed with the herpes type-specific blood test





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Cold sore: Avoid eating too much of this food to keep painful blisters at bay
Sun, 26 Aug 2018 15:00:00 +0800 | Daily Express - Health
COLD sores are small fluid-filled blisters that can appear anywhere on the face and sometimes they burst and crust over into a scab. They can be unpredictable but there are a number of things you can do to help keep them at bay.   (Source: Daily Express - Health)

Cold sores virus, cardiovascular damage linked in study
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:18:23 +0800 | Health News -
A herpes virus similar to the one that causes cold sores has been linked to immune cells that can damage cardiovascular tissue, according to a study. (Source: Health News -

Medical News Today: Telling the difference between genital pimples and herpes
Fri, 03 Aug 2018 23:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Many people develop pimples on their genitals. Sometimes, these pimples resemble lesions caused by the herpes simplex virus. Although genital pimples and genital herpes have some similar characteristics, they are very different conditions. Learn more about how to tell the difference between genital herpes and pimples. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Medical News Today: What to know about babies and cold sores
Tue, 31 Jul 2018 03:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
Cold sores are not common in newborns or babies. However, if a baby does catch the cold sore virus, called herpes simplex, it can be very dangerous. People with cold sores should avoid kissing babies or sharing towels or bedding. Learn about the causes, complications, and treatment of cold sores in babies here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants Herpes or Bacterial Infection? Testing and Treating Young Infants
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 20:47:00 +0800 | Medscape Today Headlines
Which symptomatic infants should be empirically treated for possible herpes simplex infection? New data help to narrow it down.Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

T-VEC Immunotherapy Shows Promising Early Activity in Melanoma
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:09:17 +0800 | CancerNetwork
Bryant FurlowJun 7, 2018The genetically engineered oncolytic herpes simplex virus produced promising clinical responses in stage IIIB –IVM1a melanoma. (Source: CancerNetwork)

Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns
Thu, 24 May 2018 02:10:26 +0800 | TIME: Health
(WASHINGTON) — Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers. The Food and Drug Administration said that various gels and creams containing the drug benzocaine can cause rare but deadly side effects in children, especially those 2 years and younger. The agency has been warning about the products for a decade but said reports of illnesses and deaths have continued. Now, it wants teething products off the market, noting there is little evidence they actually work. “We urge parents, caregivers and retailers who sell them to heed our warnings and not use over-the-counter products containing benzocaine for teeth...

Mayo Clinic Minute: Stop sharing your lip balm
Fri, 04 May 2018 07:00:00 +0800 | News from Mayo Clinic
Besides the ick factor, Dr. Dawn Davis, a?dermatologist at?Mayo Clinic, says sharing your lip balm or lip moisturizer with another person is a bad idea. Sharing these products increases your risk for contracting?cold sores, which are caused by herpes?simplex virus (HSV-1). Dr. Davis says people can carry the herpes virus in their mouth without developing [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)

Medical News Today: What does eye herpes look like?
Tue, 01 May 2018 05:00:00 +0800 | Health News from Medical News Today
The herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores can also affect the eyes. Herpetic eye disease can lead to sores forming on the eyelid, light sensitivity, and may affect vision. In this article, we examine the ways that herpes affects the eyes and what treatments are available to bring relief. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)

UCLA study produces clearest images to date of HSV-1, the virus that causes cold sores
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 22:02:52 +0800 | UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences
UCLA researchers have produced the clearest 3-D images to date of the virus that causes cold sores, herpes simplex virus type 1, or HSV-1. The images enabled them to map the virus ’ structure and offered new insights into how HSV-1 works.A report on the research was published online by the journal Science.The scientists used cryo electron microscopy, or cryoEM, to obtain the first atomic model of the virus particle, which is made up of more than 3,000 protein molecules comprising tens of millions of atoms.“We’ve known that HSV-1 can hide inside the nucleus of the nerve cell and establish life-long latent infection inside most of us,” said Xinghong Dai, a UCLA researcher and the study’s first author. “But it was unclear how the virus travels from the nucleus of a nerve cell, alo...

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