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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 I have sex with my husband after having a herpes outbreak and it still itches sometimes.. there are no blisters.. The outbreak has been gone.

Can I have sex with my husband after having a herpes outbreak and it still itches sometimes.. there are no blisters.. The outbreak has been gone.

Misinformed?: Herpes contagiousness has no correlation to having sores. This is new information. Herpes is caught through viral shedding. Viral shedding happens at unpredictable rates and times. Sores do not in any way predict virus. ...Read more

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Is skin peeling on the labia minora a sign of a herpes outbreak? No pain, no itching, no discomfort, just raw skin where it is peeled.

Is skin peeling on the labia minora a sign of a herpes outbreak? No pain, no itching, no discomfort, just raw skin where it is peeled.

Impossible to help: Unfortunately, there are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, Unfortunately. It's not possible to make a diagnosis of a blistering disease since you did not mention anything about small blisters, pain,change or any other symp ...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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Painful sexual intercourse, painful urge to urinate, bleeding, swelling, itching? Possible genital herpes outbreak?

Possibly herpes: These symptoms are quite typical for newly acquired genital herpes; too severe for an outbreak of recurrent herpes. New herpes is especially likely if at risk, e.g. new partner or partner known to have genital herpes. Severe urinary tract infection or other STD also are possible. Get care ASAP, the sooner the better both for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment if it's herpes. Good luck! ...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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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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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. 
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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?

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

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more