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A 22-year-old female asked:

If you have herpes what can cause a breakout?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
No such thing: We now know there is no rational or valid medical reason for outbreaks. There appears to be no rhyme or reason for this. Some people blame stress or having other concurrent illnesses. But we now know that 90% of people who have herpes never have an outbreak. Remember we also now know that having a sore is not in any way correlated to contagiousness.

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What is the caused of herpes?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Virus: Herpes is caused by virus. There are two most common ones - HSV (herpes simplex virus) type 1 and type 2. There is also herpes zoster that is a known cause of chicken pox and also shingles.

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