A 22-year-old female asked:
If you have herpes what can cause a breakout?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
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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A 44-year-old member asked:
What is the caused of herpes?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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Last updated Jul 23, 2014
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