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A 20-year-old member asked:

I think i have herpes, i went to the dr, he didnt really say if i had them or not, but i dont know if i have the symptoms or if its imaginary ?

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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Recurrent blisters: Happen with herpes in most cases, if no active lesions it is more difficult to say. Blood tests can show new or previous exposure. HSV Type 1 lesions are usually less severe, (cold sores), very common. HSV Type 2 lesions are more severe and numerous, particularly with first outbreak. Anti viral medication can help decrease recurrences.
Last updated Feb 26, 2019


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