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Does A Herpes Outbreak Itch
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
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.
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
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
I had a month long herpes outbreak that I was talking acyclovir for, towards the end I wasn't sure if I was still just healing from that or if something else was going on. Burning and itching and discharge ensued. I thought yeast infection eventually?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Not sure what: You mean? But you could have viral shedding (be contagious) without visible sores. ...Read more