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Doctor insights on: Genital Herpes Stages Outbreaks

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Docs, what's a genital herpes outbreak like?

Docs, what's a genital herpes outbreak like?

Blisters: Genital herpes is associated with a cluster of blisters that show in the genital area that eventually burst, releasing the virus and causing some pain, tenderness and redness at the site of the outbreak. The out break will occur at the same site each time for the rest of the persons life. It is not curable because it is a virus. Medicines are available to help with the symptoms. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Can I have genital herpes but haven't seen an outbreak?

Yes u can: Esp if a recurrent infection, some women cam carry tehheirus on thier cervix it will show up with a herpes culture, and on the vulva you can have herpes without having lesions, it can be mistaken for a vulvar yeast infection somnetimes, but if u do a culture it will show herpes or sometimes I have seen herpes and yeast at the same time. ...Read more

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Can you spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak?

GENITAL HERPES: Yes. You can spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak. The viruses can still be aroud even if you do not see them. ...Read more

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Is there any thug I can use to sooth an outbreak of genital herpes?

Is there any thug I can use to sooth an outbreak of genital herpes?

Treatment & preventn: Herpes is often a recurrent disease and during acute outbreak, early use of antiviral such as valtrex/famvir can shorten the course and reduces severity. Topical Lidocaine can ease the pain, rapidly. Unfortunately, the current medications can treat, but cannot cure herpes. If frequent recurrence, I advise getting suppressive treatment. Protect yourself and others! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am getting an outbreak, is there a possibility I could get genital herpes?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex 2 is the most frequent cause of genital herpes. It appears as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. To know if your genital lesions are from hsv please see your. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an outbreak of genital herpes. To occur after exposure?

How long does it take for an outbreak of genital herpes. To occur after exposure?

2 to 12 days, but--: If someone hasn't been exposed to herpes before, it may take about 2 to 12 days to have an outbreak once exposure occurs. However, a person can become infected without showing any symptoms, becoming a carrier. In this case an outbreak may never occur, or perhaps it will happen many years later. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve the discomfort of initial outbreak of genital herpes?

Speak with your MD: If you are having regular outbreaks you may need to be on a daily pill to control it better. There is oral medication and prescription cream for the rash when you feel the breakout is going to come on. Speak with your doctor concerning this. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can spread genital herpes even when you're not having an outbreak?

YES!: Genital herpes can be spread at anytime, since not all individuals know when an outbreak will happen. Antiviral therapy and barrier contraceptive methods may help decrease the spread of the herpes virus. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting genital herpes from someone who said he has not had any outbreak in years?

What are the chances of getting genital herpes from someone who said he has not had any outbreak in years?

Not infrequent: Once you have been infected with either herpes simplex type 1 or 2, they are like squatters and refuse eviction. They remain in your body for life and may be shed in secretions without symptoms. Males are less likely to transmit in this fashion than women, but do you want to play with odds? ...Read more

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How likely am I to get genital herpes from my partner if we have protected sex and he's not having an outbreak?

Still possible: It is possible to transmit herpes even when you aren't having an outbreak. Condoms help but don't completely protect you. The use of prophylactic antivirals such as valacyclovir has been shown to do a better job of both preventing outbreaks and transmission. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Slept w/ someone who is on medication for genital herpes with no outbreak. What is the risk if there was no protection used?

No predictability: First, viral shedding in a herpes patient happens irregularly and unpredictable and untestable fashion. Herpes medication to suppress viral shedding is thought to lower the risk of infection by 30 to 50 percent. ...Read more

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Can you give a person genital herpes if you never have an outbreak? What's the chances of a female having children if she has genital herpes?

Can you give a person genital herpes if you never have an outbreak? What's the chances of a female having children if she has genital herpes?

If you carry the: Herpes simplex virus then it can shed virus even when you don't have an outbreak. Having herpes simplex infection does not mean a woman can't have a baby - but the issue of potentially infecting the baby at birth needs to be addressed. ...Read more

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If my first outbreak of genital herpes was very mild, that means that the recurrence are going to be mild or I will not have recurrence at all?

Typically: Typically the first outbreak of herpes is the worst, and subsequent outbreaks are lesser intensity or painless shedding of virus. A person might, as you say, never have an outbreak again. I see women who don't even know they have herpes because they've never had an outbreak. Safe sex practices are the best to make sure that you don't spread herpes. If you do have an outbreak, take acyclovir. ...Read more

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How long does an outbreak of genital herpes to clear up with out medication? I was told that mine was too advanced into the outbreak for medication..

How long does an outbreak of genital herpes to clear up with out medication? I was told that mine was too advanced into the outbreak for medication..

Two weeks.: First episodes usually last a few weeks. Recurrent episodes are generally shorter. Meds don't shorten these periods by much and must be started early in the course to be effective at all. ...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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more