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Initial outbreak of genital herpes

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Speak with your MD: If you are having regular outbreaks you may need to be on a daily pill to control it better. There is oral medication and prescription cream for the ... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Treatment & preventn: Herpes is often a recurrent disease and during acute outbreak, early use of antiviral such as valtrex/famvir can shorten the course and reduces severi... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 to 12 days, but--: If someone hasn't been exposed to herpes before, it may take about 2 to 12 days to have an outbreak once exposure occurs. However, a person can bec... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
It recurs !: Genital Herpes recurs! Sometimes with Asymptomatic Shedding! No signs or Symptoms but cultures out of Vaginal or penile urethral secretions!
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Typically : Typically the first outbreak of herpes is the worst, and subsequent outbreaks are lesser intensity or painless shedding of virus. A person might, as ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Two weeks.: First episodes usually last a few weeks. Recurrent episodes are generally shorter. Meds don't shorten these periods by much and must be started early... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
No it will not: No an outbreak of herpes will not have any affect on you mpv number.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
You don't know: First, this may have been the first sympomatic outbreak of a previously dormant infection. Second it is very difficult sometimes to pinpoint where th... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Usually: Usually 2 to 3 days.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Maybe not herpes: Herpes outbreaks almost always start to improve within 3-4 days of starting acyclovir. Non-response by 5 days suggests that it might be something othe... Read More

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