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I was just drinking my coffee this morning and got a frantic call from a friend. He just met someone who is fabulous and he’s very attracted to her, there’s just one complication. She told him she has herpes and he’s petrified. Now what? He doesn’t want to risk getting the infection.
Help! My new boyfriend or girlfriend has Herpes
This is a scenario that gets repeated thousands of times every day. So if you’re in this situation, you’re not alone and here’s what you need to know. (more…)
Did you know that for a significant percentage of people with Bells Palsy that the symptoms are caused by the Herpes Virus? That’s right, Herpes Simplex Virus type 1, HSV-1, is associated with up to 80% of cases of Bells Palsy. The virus attacks the facial nerve and causes inflammation and paralysis. The person is unable to move many of the muscles in the cheek, lip, eyelid and forehead which results in a drooping of that side of the face.
Unfortunately, Cold Sores are Herpes. Most of the time, it’s Type 1 herpes.
How Common Is It?
If you get cold sores, you’re in good company. Between 60-80% of people worldwide have been the antibody to Type 1 herpes.