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How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?

How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?

Prodrome: Some patients experience a tingling sensation prior to the blister eruption. This is due to the stimulation of the neurons by the emerging virus. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

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


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Can a person have herpes outbreak on their arm?

Can a person have herpes outbreak on their arm?

Yes: Herpes can infect virtually anywhere on the surface of the body. ...Read more

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How do you lessen a herpes outbreak?

How do you lessen a herpes outbreak?

See your doctor: While some people swear by decreasing stressors and eving supplementing with over the counter nutritionals, prescription meds may be required if your outbreaks are frequent or just to reduce the risk of passing the virus to a partner. Make an appointment to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have a herpes outbreak on the ovaries?

Can you have a herpes outbreak on the ovaries?

Maybe, but very rare: Interesting question. The standard answer would be no; genital herpes outbreaks are always external. But 30 years ago I had a patient with initial genital herpes (multiple painful vaginal and vulvar sores) and also abdominal pain suggesting pelvic inflammatory disease. At laparocopy, she had herpetic vesicles on her uterus and in the pelvic cavity. So apparently possible, but undoubtedly very rare ...Read more

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Is constipation common with herpes outbreak?

Is constipation common with herpes outbreak?

No: But if the herpes ulcers are in the anogenital area, the pain they cause, or the pain medications perhaps taken, can cause deferral of bowel movements, thus constipation results. A gentle stool softener can help when the outbreaks occur. ...Read more

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Can I use hemorroid cream on my herpes outbreak?

Can I use hemorroid cream on my herpes outbreak?

Herpes treatment: Herpes outbreaks respond best to aciclovir and similar medicines, but these are usually only prescribed for severe or frequent flares. Although haemorrhoid cream is unlikely to cause harm , it's not very likely to help. A simple emollient may relieve discomfort and help healing ...Read more

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Can reoccuring herpes outbreak cause cold symptoms?

Can reoccuring herpes outbreak cause cold symptoms?

Yes: Yes. However its is very often the other way around. You get a cold, it lowers your immune system and then you get a cold sore. ...Read more

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What happens if I have herpes outbreak right before my due date?

What happens if I have herpes outbreak right before my due date?

Depends: If it is on your vulva or vagina you will have a cesarean. If it is on your leg or mouth you can deliver vaginally. You should treat the outbreak with antivirals prescribed by your doc. ...Read more