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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

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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I am reading that shaving can cause a genital herpes outbreak...I was wondering if it would be better to use an electronic razor?

I am reading that shaving can cause a genital herpes outbreak...I was wondering if it would be better to use an electronic razor?

Do not shave: The current craze about shaving parts notwithstanding, it is a bad practice and more likely to cause infection in the area. Leave it alone and wash the area well when you shower.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can shaving my vaginal area cause am herpes outbreak? Would it be safer to get a WAx instead?

Can shaving my vaginal area cause am herpes outbreak? Would it be safer to get a WAx instead?

Yes as any kind of: Trauma can lead to an outbreak. But it is not a guarantee. Waxing is more traumatic than shaving. Even just stress can cause an outbreak. I recommend having prescription valacyclovir available if any burning itching or pain starts, and you can take a pill to prevent the outbreak or at least shorten the course. ...Read more

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Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Possible: Genital herpes can cause outbreaks in the peri-anal area resulting in lesions, and possible itching, . And especially if anal intercourse is performed. ...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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Will herpes outbreak cause flushinh and can it cause your skin to peel?

Will herpes outbreak cause flushinh and can it cause your skin to peel?

Starts with blisters: It can cause some redness but typically starts out as very tender and burning, tiny little water bubbles/blisters or technically vesicles. They get tender and then can take 7-14 days to heal if left untreated. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

No.: Pregnancy cannot, per se, cause herpes; but if the man who impregnated you has genital herpes, he could have infected you at the same time he got you pregnant. The first step is to get tested, and make sure you actually have herpes before trying to figure out what (or who) caused it. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak?

Herpes pregnancy: Pts with a history of genital herpes should undergo a careful perineal examination at the time of delivery. Vaginal delivery is indicated if no signs or symptoms of hsv are present. Active genital hsv in patients in labor or with ruptured membranes is an indication for c/s.Reactivation occurs in 50% of patients within 6 months of the initial outbreak. Whether pregnancy alters the rate is disputed. ...Read more

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What causes a herpes outbreak at 39 weeks pregnant?

What causes a herpes outbreak at 39 weeks pregnant?

Herpes pregnancy: Pts with a history of genital herpes should undergo a careful perineal examination at the time of delivery. Vaginal delivery is indicated if no signs or symptoms of hsv are present. Active genital hsv in patients in labor or with ruptured membranes is an indication for c/s.Reactivation occurs in 50% of patients within 6 months of the initial outbreak. Whether pregnancy alters the rate is disputed. ...Read more

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Does a herpes outbreak cause face acne?

Does a herpes outbreak cause face acne?

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. ...Read more

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I have mdd and generalized anxiety disorder. What chemically causes these problems and can it cause a genital herpes outbreak?

I have mdd and generalized anxiety disorder. What chemically causes these problems and can it cause a genital herpes outbreak?

Uncertain: Although monoamines (seritonin, norepinephrine and dopamine) have been theoretically implicated there is no proof of their direct role. Genetic predispositions, life experiences and other factors all seem to be important, but no unifying cause has yet been determined. The role of anxiety in outbreaks of herpes simplex eruptions (oral, genital, etc.) is also unclear although may be one factor. ...Read more

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My doctor said that I had a herpes outbreak in my mouth caused by stress he says everyone carries the virus, and I shouldn't worry about it?

My doctor said that I had a herpes outbreak in my mouth caused by stress he says everyone carries the virus, and I shouldn't worry about it?

Herpes HZV1: Stress may be physical too. Dehydration is classic. Lack of enough rest is another. Poor eating habits contribute too. Excessive sun & wind exposure. YES most of us carry this virus. But avoid the things that can cause it to blossom out. Go to www. Health911.com
for further reading. My Best BD ...Read more

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Can shaving trigger a herpes outbreak?

Can shaving trigger a herpes outbreak?

Possible, not likely: Stress, mental or physical is associated with herpetic outbreaks. While shaving could potentially trigger herpes, it is not terribly likely. ...Read more

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What can heal a herpes outbreak?

What can heal a herpes outbreak?

Time: And if used early in the outbreak, oral antivirals can help. ...Read more

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How long does herpes outbreak last?

How long does herpes outbreak last?

Depends.: First outbreak averages 19 days. Subsequent average 10. Tend to get less lengthy and symptomatic with time. ...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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Odds of never having a herpes outbreak?

Odds of never having a herpes outbreak?

Not good: Most humans are infected with herpes simplex virus at some time in early life, and once infected the virus never leaves you. There are many people who have no or mild outbreaks, but the odds of never ever having these is low. ...Read more

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Could a herpes outbreak go away in a day?

Could a herpes outbreak go away in a day?

Herpes Lesions: Nope. That is very unlikely. Herpes starts off as a cluster of blisters. Then the skin breaks open to a raw open ulcer and then they heal. That does not usually happen in 24 hours. ...Read more

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I have a question regarding herpes outbreak.?

I have a question regarding herpes outbreak.?

OK. What?: Ask away! What would you like to know? Ask again and tell us. In the meantime, here is resource for you:
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Herpes_simplex_virus

And here's another Canadian source for genital herpes:
https://www. Canada. Ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/genital-herpes. Html

Here's a US source for genital herpes
https://www. Cdc. Gov/std/herpes/: ...Read more

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Is it okay to put a bandage over herpes outbreak?

Sure: There is nothing wrong with covering it if it feels more comfortable. Topical numbing jelly can be used too. Medications can. Be prescribed to decrease the duration of the outbreak ...Read more

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Without medicine will a herpes outbreak clear up?

Without medicine will a herpes outbreak clear up?

Herpes simplex: The duration of symptoms with an outbreak is 7-10 days with a range of 2 to 21 days, but those outside values are unusual. Yes they will clear without medication, and unless the medication is begun orally at the time of onset of symptoms the meds will not likely change the duration of symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does the first herpes outbreak last for?

How long does the first herpes outbreak last for?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes will last 10-14 days there are some medications you can get from your doctor that you can apply at first sign the prod tonal sign applying five times fail and it may prevent the breakout or shorten the time to 3-5 days. ...Read more

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Another herpes outbreak within 2 weeks, what to do?

Another herpes outbreak within 2 weeks, what to do?

Triggers: Triggers for herpes outbreaks can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, uv rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period. ...Read more

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Could I still have a herpes outbreak without sores?

Not sure what: You mean? But you could have viral shedding (be contagious) without visible sores. ...Read more