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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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What's best to use speed up the heeling of a herpes outbreak?

What's best to use speed up the heeling of a herpes outbreak?

Antiviral Medication: Medical treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is centered around specific antiviral treatment (i.e. acyclovir). While the same medications are active against HSV-1 and HSV-2, the location of the lesions and the chronicity (primary or reactivation) of the infection dictate the dosage and frequency of medication, you need to see a physician to get a prescription ...Read more

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So what are the symptoms of getting a herpes outbreak?

So what are the symptoms of getting a herpes outbreak?

Pain, sores: There is usually tingling, burning or itching with soreness followed by blister like lesions that become very painful open sores. Sometimes you may only have vaginal discharge without lesions on the outside. In severe outbreaks there can be difficulty urinating, fever, joint pain and general body aches. If you think you are having symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a herpes outbreak last and what are the symptoms?

On average, how long will a herpes outbreak last and what are the symptoms?

2-3 weeks: The earliest symptoms of herpes zoster, which include headache, fever, and malaise, are nonspecific. These symptoms are commonly followed by sensations of burning pain, itching, hyperesthesia, or paresthesia .The pain may be mild too extreme in the affected area , with sensations that are often described as stinging, tingling, aching, numbing or throbbing pain. ...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