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A 24-year-old female asked:

Is there a way to never get herpes again ? if not then how man more times in my life will i get a cold sore i had two my whole life and they were about 6 years apart .. i dont want to get more ?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Herpes recurs: Unfortunately, at this time, there is no cure for Herpes. There are medications to lessen the symptoms; you should speak to your doctor about those, which are taken at the beginning of the first symptom (often a tingling feeling), often before you can see a sore. Avoidance of sun/use of sunscreen may help also. There is no way to know how often it will occur.

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