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Burning With Urination From Herpes Outbreak
How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Not likely: Genital herpes isn't always symptomatic. Often times you'll never know that you have an infection. When you do, all you'll notice are blisters on a red base. Burning upon urination suggests either a bladder or kidney infection (different manifestations of urinary tract infections), or possibly a different sexually transmitted infection. Go see your family physician for proper diagnosis & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've known I have herpes for about 4 months now. I don't have any exterior outbreak now. Can herpes cause urgency, frequency, burning with urination?
Usually not: If there are active herpes lesions around the urethra (where urine comes out) then that might cause urinary urgency. But that's unusual. Herpes lesions in the vagina will sting if urine passes over them, but they will also hurt when wiping, etc. A more likely explanation of these symptoms is a bacterial bladder infection. ...Read more
What are some home remedies for a herpes outbreak to make the painful urinating & burning stop , the swelling go down ? I have no insurance or money for a prescription. I have been diagnosed with herpes 1 & 2 for 2 years now. I am experiencing an outbreak
The : The only thing that I am aware of that some people have found some relief with is l-lysine supplement. However i must say the most effective and reliable treatment is an antiviral like Acyclovir or valtrex (valacyclovir). Research low or no cost clinics in your area. Your local county hospital is a good place to start. Also try family planning clinics, there may be free programs that will cover a visit and medication for herpes. Lastly, you can research patient assistant programs for valtrex (valacyclovir). You may be able to get some help there. You may even consider calling your previous doctor for a prescription for acyclovir. Places like walmart and target offer these medications for very reasonable prices (i believe $4 for 30 pills). Best of luck. ...Read more
My first herpes outbreak really burns when I urinate; not from the sores. Urine sample was clear. Is this from herpes & how can I urinate pain free.?
You can't: If you are having a genital herpes outbreak, it will just hurt. Urine is an irritant and urine hitting the raw skin will burn. If your urine sample was clear and the pain is on the skin, then it is apparent that the pain is from the herpes. You could try applying a & d ointment over the sore area so the urine can't get onto the raw skin. Make sure you wash your hands well afterwards. ...Read more
Can drinking a lot of water make urine sample clear for uti? Having my primary herpes outbreak & starting to urinate is painful. Is this from herpes?
Maybe: If your urine is very dilute (watered down), the typical office test with the dipstick may not detect the white blood cells associated with infection. But a culture will still be accurate. But herpes hurts, so it would not be unusual for urination and wiping to hurt until the sores go away. ...Read more
Can a herpes outbreak last 10wks? Usually mine last 2wks. For the past 10wks i've had on & off burning, no sores? Is this herpes or something else?
Yeast inf. from amoxicillin lastest 2.5 weeks. Also caused burning with urination. Is this normal? Doc. also tested for herpes b/c red rash present.
Yeast inf. from amox: First, were you treated for yeast infection? If so vaginal cream or Diflucam ? Some women are resistant to normal treatments, and might require extended duration for these medications.Also could be a UTI that keeps irritating the skin. Another concern is underlying Diabetes ,with pts.taking much longer to rid of infections. Anemia or immunosuppresion from diseases can affect healing times. ...Read more
a figurative description of feeling from barely discernible to intensely unbearable discomfort inside the urethra while urine flows through it, which is almost always related with inflammation of lower urinary tract (bladder & urethra) usually by UTI or STI. More? Ask ...Read more