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Can A Person Have Herpes Outbreak On Their Arm
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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