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Would you know if your having a herpes outbreak

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Sounds more: like ingrown hairs. But difficult to say without examination. You need to show it to your doctor or urology specialist to make sure.
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Up to your doctor: This is something to be decided only by the doctor who will be doing the colonoscopy. Maybe not if the outbreak is near your anal area, but maybe OK i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Call gi: Whenever there is an active infection the gastroenterologist may wish to defer performing the colonoscopy. call your doctor to discuss.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably not: If this is a recurrent herpes outbreak, it is extremely unlikely to spread elsewhere, including in the vagina because of a tampon. If this is your fir... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Check with your doc: Your symptoms and findings sound more like strep throat but why not be certain and get a quick test at your local doctor's office.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Time: And if used early in the outbreak, oral antivirals can help.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends.: First outbreak averages 19 days. Subsequent average 10. Tend to get less lengthy and symptomatic with time.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
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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