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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not typically: When you have a herpes outbreak, the symptoms and eventual outbreak itself usually play out over the course of a couple of weeks. If this has been go ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
YES: This is common.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Herpes: Sure.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Usual incubation is 7 days but can be 2. Prodrome is more associated with RECURRENT herpes than with primary.
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Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes: Yes, it is very common to get pain or discomfort prior to the onset of the rash. It would be worth seeing a physician as an antiviral ,if started earl ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: If a patient sees no lesions, it is hard to guess whether or not any symptoms are from herpes. Her doctor can help, perhaps by doing blood tests for h ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: There is no treatment that can cure herpes. Antiviral medications can, however, prevent or shorten outbreaks during the period of time the person take ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be something else.
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not herpes: This doesn't sound at all like herpes. "Prodrome" usually means nerve symptoms (tingling etc) for a day or two before a herpes outbreak starts, but th ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Immunity: The varying degrees of immune mechanisms which keep herpes simplex virus in check are not fully understood. We know that some people are prone to fre ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience Infectious Disease
Several ideas: I'll assume you've actually had herpes then? So was it pain? Tingling? And you didn't mention discharge so we'll rule that out. You can have a urin ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes.: Herpes vesicle can itch during various phases.

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