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(Popular Science)   Did your teen grow up pumped full of antibiotics and slathered in Purell? Hope they enjoy their herpes   (popsci.com) divider line 49
    More: Scary, Purell, antibiotics, herpes simplex virus, teens, The Journal of Infectious Diseases  
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2013-10-22 12:19:22 PM  
www.examiner.com

I guess there's a cake for every occasion.
 
2013-10-22 01:37:05 PM  
A cold sore just popped up this week, so i'm getting a kick out of that cake.
 
2013-10-22 01:40:04 PM  
What does this have to do with antibiotics and Purrel?
 
2013-10-22 01:46:51 PM  

CWeinerWV: What does this have to do with antibiotics and Purrel?


Nothing.

Subby apparently thinks that overuse of anti-biotics (bacteria) and hand sanitizer (bacteria too) make one more susceptible to herpes (a virus).  In reality, contracting the oral version of herpes imparts some protection against also contracting the genital version.  Unfortunately since parents are now wrapping their snowflakes in bubble wrap, kids aren't exposed to the common pathogen which makes them more likely to contract the crotch bug.
 
2013-10-22 01:49:10 PM  
Growing up today they can also expect a scorching case of Derpes.
 
2013-10-22 01:50:55 PM  
Hand sanitizer kills many more good bugs than bad ones. Let your kids play in the dirt and be as gross as kids should be.
 
2013-10-22 01:51:13 PM  
Herpes trifecta? You know how these mods get around...
 
2013-10-22 02:04:29 PM  
Not that it matters, per a fark link earlier this year they expect a cure for genital herpes in the next 2-3 years.
 
2013-10-22 02:09:28 PM  

happydude45: Hand sanitizer kills many more good bugs than bad ones. Let your kids play in the dirt and be as gross as kids should be.


As long as they don't sit on an unsanitized tractor seat they should be fine.
 
2013-10-22 02:15:09 PM  
I first became aware of this overprotective streak insinuating its way into our culture when my sister made her kids go swimming with hats on.

Swimming with a hat on.  Hat.  Not bathing cap.  Hat.  Like boonie hat, or baseball cap.  Hat. Swimming. Wearing a hat.
 
2013-10-22 02:25:04 PM  
ftfa: "...increasing popularity of oral sex..."

uhh, when was this alleged time when it was not popular ? who thinks or writes this shiat ?
 
2013-10-22 02:25:20 PM  
Generation herp a derp.
 
2013-10-22 02:25:29 PM  
After skimming the article, I am sending a misunderstanding of the difference between correlation and causation. The only data I could find in the report says that one type of herpes is now less common than before, and the other type hasn't changed.
Also, don't both types of herpes last a lifetime? And don't they have more-or-less the same effects? And is the location if the effects dependent on the type of herpes, or does it depend on the location where it was contracted?
It seems to be that the article title is outright wrong. Less herpes of either type seems to actually imply that people are less likely to contract it in any location, when extrapolating the study's data.
Who approved that article headline? And can this link be un-greenlit?
 
2013-10-22 02:25:45 PM  
Or, y'know, don't get exposed in the first place and carry that caution through adulthood.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-22 02:25:50 PM  
OMG GERMS!

GERMS!! GERMS!!!

GERMS BAD!!
 
2013-10-22 02:27:53 PM  

The Southern Dandy: I first became aware of this overprotective streak insinuating its way into our culture when my sister made her kids go swimming with hats on.

Swimming with a hat on.  Hat.  Not bathing cap.  Hat.  Like boonie hat, or baseball cap.  Hat. Swimming. Wearing a hat.


I'm not sure what you are trying to get at here.  Can you be more specific?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-10-22 02:29:51 PM  

genepool lifeboat: The Southern Dandy: I first became aware of this overprotective streak insinuating its way into our culture when my sister made her kids go swimming with hats on.

Swimming with a hat on.  Hat.  Not bathing cap.  Hat.  Like boonie hat, or baseball cap.  Hat. Swimming. Wearing a hat.

I'm not sure what you are trying to get at here.  Can you be more specific?


No more:

anime-fanservice.org
 
2013-10-22 02:37:04 PM  

The Southern Dandy: I first became aware of this overprotective streak insinuating its way into our culture when my sister made her kids go swimming with hats on.

Swimming with a hat on.  Hat.  Not bathing cap.  Hat.  Like boonie hat, or baseball cap.  Hat. Swimming. Wearing a hat.


i.imgur.com

At least she let them off the leash.
 
2013-10-22 02:40:05 PM  
Scientists are up to Herpes type IX now......sure miss sex in the 70's.
 
2013-10-22 02:40:45 PM  

miss diminutive: I guess there's a cake for every occasion.


I think that's a giant cookie.
 
2013-10-22 02:54:08 PM  
The article is based on the premise that getting cold sores makes immune to getting them again.  I had no idea this was the case.
 
2013-10-22 03:06:22 PM  
My friend had a neighbor babysit her daughter when she was a toddler.  She didn't realize the woman had mouth herpes until she found out that the woman was kissing her daughter while she had an outbreak.  Her toddler got herpes, then ended up giving it to all her cousins and siblings not long after.  It's pretty messed up when you look at family photos of the kids and they all have cold sores around their mouths.
 
2013-10-22 03:06:53 PM  

Xythero: The article is based on the premise that getting cold sores makes immune to getting them again.  I had no idea this was the case.


Article says having type 1 slightly reduces your susceptibility to getting type 2.

That's different than granting immunity.
 
2013-10-22 03:08:22 PM  

genepool lifeboat: The Southern Dandy: I first became aware of this overprotective streak insinuating its way into our culture when my sister made her kids go swimming with hats on.

Swimming with a hat on.  Hat.  Not bathing cap.  Hat.  Like boonie hat, or baseball cap.  Hat. Swimming. Wearing a hat.

I'm not sure what you are trying to get at here.  Can you be more specific?


The intent could have been to reduce risk of sunburn.

Of course, sunscreen also works for that.
 
2013-10-22 03:09:35 PM  
...and that's how I got herpes from a tractor.
 
2013-10-22 03:11:05 PM  

Mimic_Octopus: ftfa: "...increasing popularity of oral sex..."

uhh, when was this alleged time when it was not popular ? who thinks or writes this shiat ?


It's definitely more common these days.

Also more common: pussy shaving, which also dramatically increases the risk of contracting stds, thru nicks in the skin.

The pernicious impact of the mainstreaming of porn...
 
2013-10-22 03:13:44 PM  

PillsHere: My friend had a neighbor babysit her daughter when she was a toddler.  She didn't realize the woman had mouth herpes until she found out that the woman was kissing her daughter while she had an outbreak.  Her toddler got herpes, then ended up giving it to all her cousins and siblings not long after.  It's pretty messed up when you look at family photos of the kids and they all have cold sores around their mouths.


What kind of babysitter kisses their charges on the lips?

Also, never kiss a baby if you have a cold sore. It can be fatal for the baby's immune system.
 
2013-10-22 03:21:47 PM  
Whenever I'm stressed, I start getting cold sores.  I have a script for Valrex, but it doesn't do a whole lot anymore.  I have probably had four outbreaks a year for the past five years.  It sucks and they hurt like a biatch.  It is a virus that literal forms on the nerve endings.
 
2013-10-22 03:23:28 PM  

the_immoral_minority: Scientists are up to Herpes type IX now......sure miss sex in the 70's.



Coming up next...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-22 03:24:43 PM  

Xythero: The article is based on the premise that getting cold sores makes immune to getting them again.  I had no idea this was the case.


hmmm... it's more a question that once you have it, you have it for life, it's a virus that goes dormant until it's triggered to reawaken... usually when you catch something like a flu where the immune system gets too busy with something else to hold the HSV-1 in check.

And as others stated, the article appears to say that if you have cold sores (HSV-1), your system, which gets used to fighting this virus on a regular basis due to it being anchored in your system (usually the soft tissue around the lips where it was contracted), responds faster to the HSV-2 virus and may prevent it from taking root in your system.
 
2013-10-22 03:26:56 PM  
What do antibiotics have to do with viruses, subby?
 
2013-10-22 03:43:09 PM  

o'really: genepool lifeboat: The Southern Dandy: I first became aware of this overprotective streak insinuating its way into our culture when my sister made her kids go swimming with hats on.

Swimming with a hat on.  Hat.  Not bathing cap.  Hat.  Like boonie hat, or baseball cap.  Hat. Swimming. Wearing a hat.

I'm not sure what you are trying to get at here.  Can you be more specific?

The intent could have been to reduce risk of sunburn.

Of course, sunscreen also works for that.


cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-10-22 03:43:19 PM  

Tarkus: What do antibiotics have to do with viruses, subby?


Well there is a virus that is a antibiotic so there's that, which is nice.

Discovery of virus that 'eats' bacteria that causes C.diff could spell the end for hospital superbug

British scientists have identified a virus which "eats" the bacteria that causes the hospital superbug Clostridium difficile (C.diff), in a breakthrough that could have major implications for the fight against antibiotic resistance.
 
2013-10-22 03:44:00 PM  
Not subby, never submit!
 
2013-10-22 03:44:29 PM  

Buttknuckle: Whenever I'm stressed, I start getting cold sores.  I have a script for Valrex, but it doesn't do a whole lot anymore.  I have probably had four outbreaks a year for the past five years.  It sucks and they hurt like a biatch.  It is a virus that literal forms on the nerve endings.


When you feel a cold sore coming on, that tingly sensation, cut a sliver of a fresh clove of garlic and put it on the sore. You should only leave it on for a few minutes at the most, garlic burns skin, and it also effectively burns the sore off.
 
2013-10-22 03:45:40 PM  

kitkate88: Buttknuckle: Whenever I'm stressed, I start getting cold sores.  I have a script for Valrex, but it doesn't do a whole lot anymore.  I have probably had four outbreaks a year for the past five years.  It sucks and they hurt like a biatch.  It is a virus that literal forms on the nerve endings.

When you feel a cold sore coming on, that tingly sensation, cut a sliver of a fresh clove of garlic and put it on the sore. You should only leave it on for a few minutes at the most, garlic burns skin, and it also effectively burns the sore off.


Awesome!  Thanks.
 
2013-10-22 04:00:14 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Herpes trifecta? You know how these mods get around...


On a hoveround in the basement?
 
2013-10-22 04:05:46 PM  

AngryDragon: CWeinerWV: What does this have to do with antibiotics and Purrel?

Nothing.

Subby apparently thinks that overuse of anti-biotics (bacteria) and hand sanitizer (bacteria too) make one more susceptible to herpes (a virus).  In reality, contracting the oral version of herpes imparts some protection against also contracting the genital version.  Unfortunately since parents are now wrapping their snowflakes in bubble wrap, kids aren't exposed to the common pathogen which makes them more likely to contract the crotch bug.


Alcohol based hand sanitizers do a decent job against most viruses too. And personally, I'd prefer my kids to avoid either version of herpes. The oral strain is common enough that they might get it anyway, but I definitely wouldn't encourage them to be exposed just to decrease susceptibility to the other.
 
2013-10-22 04:15:03 PM  
Is this next?

basementrejects.com
 
2013-10-22 04:15:27 PM  

Yes please: Alcohol based hand sanitizers do a decent job against most viruses too. And personally, I'd prefer my kids to avoid either version of herpes. The oral strain is common enough that they might get it anyway, but I definitely wouldn't encourage them to be exposed just to decrease susceptibility to the other.


Agreed on the exposure aide.  Sanitizers do not kill viruses though.  They may flush them away, but they are neither hot enough, acidic enough, or basic enough to denature the proteins that make up a virus.
 
2013-10-22 04:43:38 PM  

AngryDragon: Yes please: Alcohol based hand sanitizers do a decent job against most viruses too. And personally, I'd prefer my kids to avoid either version of herpes. The oral strain is common enough that they might get it anyway, but I definitely wouldn't encourage them to be exposed just to decrease susceptibility to the other.

Agreed on the exposure aide.  Sanitizers do not kill viruses though.  They may flush them away, but they are neither hot enough, acidic enough, or basic enough to denature the proteins that make up a virus.


Over 60% alcohol content hand sanitizers are effective against most viruses that cause human disease. Purell is 62-70% alcohol ddepending on who you ask. That being said, it doesn't kill all of them and may give a false sense of security.
 
2013-10-22 05:05:26 PM  
Well Yeah! How are ya gonna develop any resistance to anything if you're not exposed to it? The old saying goes, "You have to get a little dirt under your fingernails from time to time.". Even stuff like Peanut Butter. When I was young, all of us kids in the neighborhood practically lived off the stuff. I never heard of anyone allergic to it till much later in life. I don't even know what Gluten is. You ate whatever Mom put on the table. If you didn't like it, Dad would say eat it or you don't eat anything! No one got sick from anything and that's saying something with my Mom's cooking.
 
2013-10-22 05:38:30 PM  

Lapdance: Well Yeah! How are ya gonna develop any resistance to anything if you're not exposed to it?


I'm doing the same thing with HIV right now, just going out there trying to get a little exposure. After that I'll be working on a little exposure to Ebola. Also I've been sniffing rat droppings every chance I get...you know in the spare time, how am I going to avoid getting Hanta virus without a little exposure.

wish me luck.

/that's how dumb you sound right now.
//sometimes you go to bed hungry, and wake up without an illness that follows you around forever.
 
2013-10-22 05:54:37 PM  
It's entirely possible to contract HSV1 and HSV2 and they're essentially the same thing. I believe that HSV2 outbreaks are slightly more frequent. HSV1 and HSV2 can both be contracted orally or in the genital area. It's also possible to contract herpes in other parts of the body, including fingers (Herpes Whitlow). Just because you're infected doesn't mean you will show an outbreak. Some folks never show, some folks only show once after the initial infection, others get frequent outbreaks. It should also be noted that just because one is not experiencing an outbreak doesn't mean they aren't contagious. It's believed that the HSV virus is shed at the infected site to a lesser extent even when no outbreak is present. Bottom line is if you carry HSV1 or HSV2 you have herpes and you're absolutely contagious so keep that in mind before you kiss/screw anyone. That being said, a very large portion of the populace is infected and by the age of 40/50 odds are you've been infected as well. Always inform someone that you could be contagious before contact, it's not fair to expose someone to a life long virus without their knowledge.
 
2013-10-22 05:56:30 PM  
[Mimic_Octopus:] ftfa: "...increasing popularity of oral sex..."

uhh, when was this alleged time when it was not popular ? who thinks or writes this shiat ?


From a middle-class American point of view, I think the period of [notably] "increasing popularity" was roughly postwar-40s-into-the-free-love-60s. In James Jones's 1960s novels about WWII (either "The Thin Red Line" or "Whistle") a central soldier welcomes said oral attention from a woman, but is taken aback by her desire that he reciprocate (a new experience for him, and he seems to need a little persuading). I always thought that was JJ's way of saying "not so mainstream then, but no big deal now."

Ah, but every generation thinks it invented sex, coolness, whatever. Trust me, plenty of it all going on 40-50 years ago. Actually, it was kind of a golden age: The Pill was readily available, but herpes, AIDS and such not yet a worry.

/Sorry if TMI, younger farkers--be sure to enjoy the heck out of your youthful years!
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-10-22 08:50:14 PM  

Hawnkee: Is this next?

[basementrejects.com image 600x345]


Came for the Ice Pirates reference. My fellow farkers did not disappoint.
 
2013-10-22 08:53:38 PM  

bopis: Mr. Shabooboo: Herpes trifecta? You know how these mods get around...

On a hoveround in the basement?



well, it does take them where they want to go...
 
2013-10-22 10:14:12 PM  

Lapdance: Well Yeah! How are ya gonna develop any resistance to anything if you're not exposed to it? The old saying goes, "You have to get a little dirt under your fingernails from time to time.". Even stuff like Peanut Butter. When I was young, all of us kids in the neighborhood practically lived off the stuff. I never heard of anyone allergic to it till much later in life. I don't even know what Gluten is. You ate whatever Mom put on the table. If you didn't like it, Dad would say eat it or you don't eat anything! No one got sick from anything and that's saying something with my Mom's cooking.


Says "Lapdance"...
 
2013-10-23 01:40:36 PM  
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