Could someone explain the difference between HSV1 and HSV2. I've been diagnosed with HSV2 but it only appears in the genital area. Is there a chance i may develop colds roes later? How do doctors know which one it is?
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replied July 19th, 2014
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The infection depends on which strain of virus infection. The type of infection can be made out after serology tests. The outbreaks depend on your immunity levels and viral load. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further examination evaluation clarification and assistance. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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replied July 22nd, 2014
Thanks I will follow up with my doctor for more help.
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