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A 46-year-old member asked:

another herpes outbreak within 2 weeks, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Triggers: Triggers for herpes outbreaks can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, uv rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period.

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A 41-year-old female asked:

How long does herpes outbreak last?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
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 42-year-old member asked:

How long does the first herpes outbreak last for?

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Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dentistry 36 years experience
Oral herpes: Oral herpes will last 10-14 days there are some medications you can get from your doctor that you can apply at first sign the prod tonal sign applying five times fail and it may prevent the breakout or shorten the time to 3-5 days.
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A 25-year-old female asked:

How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 41 years experience
Prodrome: Some patients experience a tingling sensation prior to the blister eruption. This is due to the stimulation of the neurons by the emerging virus.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to assume that if you don't have a herpes outbreak then you are clean?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
Dermatology 19 years experience
No: The term "herpes" may represent two different conditions: herpes simplex, caused by herpes simplex virus, and herpes zoster, caused by varicella zoster virus. Both of these infections are caused by a direct contact with the virus with skin or mucosal membranes. Cleanness of the skin does not affect whether infection or an outbreak will occur, as both can occur if the skin is clean.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can heal a herpes outbreak?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Time: And if used early in the outbreak, oral antivirals can help.

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