A 43-year-old member asked:
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can you have a herpes outbreak around a tattoo?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: If you have herpes then anytime you irritate you dermis you can get an outbreak. This occurs with lasers as well. If you believe you have an outbreak go to your doctor and begin antiviral medications
Answered on Oct 26, 2015

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
HERPES BREAKOUT: HERPES BREAKOUTS CAN OFTEN BE PAINFUL. DO SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK.

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