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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does a herpes outbreak cause face acne?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably: Herpes and acne both cause and can be triggered by stress , so the could be related. There is no sense guessing without a lot more information . Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you.
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