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Genital Herpes Stages Outbreaks
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
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
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
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
Yes: Can be dormant for long periods of time. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
Hi I have been diagnosed with genital herpes however I'm a little bit unsure of the details on how long after an outbreak am I no longer a risk?
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
Several ways: There is only so much that can do. For an acute event Valtrex (valacyclovir) 3 times a day. If your getting the infectiions very frequently. Then going on Valtrex or Acyclovir every day will be the best bet. Unfortunaly the only way to ensure no outbreaks is not to get it in the first place. ...Read more
1 to 2 weeks: 1 to 2 weeks for healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more
Meds: Take meds.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibke: You are likely to contract herpes only by having intimate contact with the site that is shedding virus. If kissing means oral sex, then yes you are at risk - if you mean only kissing in the traditional sense, with no genital contact, then you should not be at risk. If your partner has oral herpes, then again you would be at risk with traditional kissing. ...Read more
Can a woman with genital herpes deliver a baby vaginally without medication when there is no outbreak?
If I was exposed to genital herpes, would stressing and worrying about it cause me to have an outbreak?
No: Stress is usually related to repeat outbreaks, not new infections. New infections from exposure usually has more to do with current health status and immune status. After first outbreak, stress, illness and sunburn seem to incite outbreaks. Men usually have apparent outbreaks that are visible. It is possible for a woman to have a non visible internal cervical herpes outbreak. ...Read more
I had only one outbreak (genital herpes) o6/13. 01/14, I'm feeling a weird sensation, like pressure. Is it an outbreak beginning?
Herpes: Patients with a recurring outbreak often feel it before they see it. I teach my patients, who I make sure always have a refill on the medication in their cabinets, to start the anti-herpes medication when they get this feeling. ...Read more
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
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
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