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Herpes simplex 2 outbreaks

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Endodontics 45 years experience
Multi factorial: Avoid sun exposure, get plenty of rest, keep up a healthy immune system, good nutrition, avoid physical and mental stressors, and others who have tran... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Can vary: First outbreak of hsv-2 can vary from happening within 2-12 days post exposure, to longer than that for some.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: A herpes 2 outbreak doesn't impact ivf treatment. No worries.
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 48 years experience
Most likely: Still suggest that you first take care of the hsv before subjecting yourself to the "trauma" of the shingles vaccine
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Unlikely: Genital herpes is unlikely to get infected with protected sex, contagious with blisters good luck once get infected virus stays for ever in the body.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Possibly.: Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like bli... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No: But the herpes simplex 1 virus could spread to locations where herpes simplex 2 is usually found.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Ever been at risk?: You don't say why you're wondering but you should know that anyone who has had sexual contact with an infected person can contract herpes. Hsv2 usual... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
It isn't: These viruses are very similar except that type i usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
No: Assuming your partner had genital herpes, then you can get it through sexual intercourse, but not through kissing.
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