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can you catch herpes if there is no outbreak

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not necessarily: Asymptomatic persons can "shed" (=potentially transmit) hsv2, and close skin contact can be all that is required. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-man ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Time: And if used early in the outbreak, oral antivirals can help.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Antiviral agents: Like Valtrex (valacyclovir) or zovirax. They can prevent the attack from occurring if you take them immediately when symptoms begin. They may also be ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: First outbreak averages 19 days. Subsequent average 10. Tend to get less lengthy and symptomatic with time.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: While some people swear by decreasing stressors and eving supplementing with over the counter nutritionals, prescription meds may be required if your ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible, not likely: Stress, mental or physical is associated with herpetic outbreaks. While shaving could potentially trigger herpes, it is not terribly likely.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Not good: Most humans are infected with herpes simplex virus at some time in early life, and once infected the virus never leaves you. There are many people wh ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes Lesions: Nope. That is very unlikely. Herpes starts off as a cluster of blisters. Then the skin breaks open to a raw open ulcer and then they heal. That does ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
What is your ?: What is your question about herpes outbreaks?
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sure : there is nothing wrong with covering it if it feels more comfortable. Topical numbing jelly can be used too. Medications can. Be prescribed to decreas ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
36 years experience Dentistry
Oral herpes: Oral herpes will last 10-14 days there are some medications you can get from your doctor that you can apply at first sign the prod tonal sign applying ... Read More
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