Top
40
Doctor insights on: Herpes Outbreak

Share
1

1
Could herpes simplex one become genital herpes?

Could herpes simplex one become genital herpes?

Two Herpes: I think you may be confusing the terms and the infections. Herpes type one, infecting 75% of americans, is usually found near or on the mouth. But, it can infect any skin that it comes in contact with, including the genitals if one is not previously infected. Herpes type two, predominantly found on or near the genitals, and infecting 25% of americans can infect any skin it comes in contact with. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
Cold sore = herpes simplex virus 1?

Cold sore = herpes simplex virus 1?

Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you could spred it to other parts of your face or eyes. Steep a tea bag then cool it- apply to cold sore to releive pain. Lysine, 3, 000 milligrams daily until the sore goes away. Or eat yogurt which is rich in lysine. You can buy lip clear which has lysine. ...Read more

4

4
Is herpes encephalitis contagious?

Is herpes encephalitis contagious?

Typically not: Herpes encephalitis is a rare condition- I do not know it to be contagious- it is very serious and needs to be treated aggressively. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is herpes zoster contagious airborne?

Is herpes zoster contagious airborne?

Zoster no, c'pox yes: People with their first infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) (mostly kids w/ chickenpox) are infectious by respiratory secretions -- e.g. coughing on someone who previously never had chickenpox and were not vaccinated against VZV. However, herpes zoster (shingles) dosn't have virus in the respiratory tract -- rarely transmissible except by direct contact with the skin rash. ...Read more

7

7
Could herpes (hsv-1) cause genital herpes (hsv-2)?

Could herpes (hsv-1) cause genital herpes (hsv-2)?

Herpes Simplex Virus: 1 (hsv -1) can cause genital lesions. (however it doesn't morph into hsv-2). ...Read more

8

8
Genital herpes hsv1 and oral herpes hsv1, what to do?

Genital herpes hsv1 and oral herpes hsv1, what to do?

See a dermatologist: You may have hsv1 + hsv2. There are prescription and otc remedies promoted but they are all a waste of money. Prescription pills are very effective. You need advise on what this means to you as well as your contacts. It is not likely that you will get what you need unless you see a dermatologist or perhaps an infectious disease specialist. Although there is extensive knowledge about this, most phy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Oral herpes simplex virus: does carmex work?

Oral herpes simplex virus: does carmex work?

Not really: You really need an antiviral cream or oral medication to be most effective. Over the counter abreva is better than carmex. ...Read more

11

11
Could a coldsore (herpes simplex virus) lead to genital warts?

Could a coldsore (herpes simplex virus) lead to genital warts?

Viruses: Nope. Not in any way. Warts are caused by either the human papilloma virus or the molluscum virus. Herpes is not in any way related to these viruses. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Could innactive herpes cause genital herpes?

Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding. ...Read more

14

14
Are genital herpes sores like canker sores on the genital area?

Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus that causes cold sores or fever blisters in your mouth: hsv1. Canker sores are small ulcers on your tongue or the lining of your cheeks that are probably autoimmune in origin. We don't think cankers are of viral origin because they're not contagious. ...Read more

15

15
Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) only for genital herpes?

Is Valtrex (valacyclovir) only for genital herpes?

No: It's also used for shingles, oral herpes (cold sores), and herpes that occurs in other areas, such as the anus or skin. ...Read more

17

17
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

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
1 doctor agreed:
18

18
Can someone with skin herpes transmit genital herpes?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
1 doctor agreed:
Can someone with skin herpes transmit genital herpes?

Yes: If you have a herpetiform lesion on your skin, it is teeming with virus; if it touches mucosa, you can spread it (oral or genital!). ...Read more

19

19
Is herpes meningitis contagious?

Is herpes meningitis contagious?

Yes: Patients with herpes meningitis should be under contact precautions, as it can be spread like the flu. ...Read more

21

21
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

See 1 more doctor answer
22

22
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

See 1 more doctor answer
23

23
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

24

24
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

25

25
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

26

26
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

27

27
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

28

28
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

See 1 more doctor answer
29

29
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

30

30
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

31

31
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

33

33
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

34

34
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

37

37
So what are the symptoms of getting a herpes outbreak?

So what are the symptoms of getting a herpes outbreak?

Pain, sores: There is usually tingling, burning or itching with soreness followed by blister like lesions that become very painful open sores. Sometimes you may only have vaginal discharge without lesions on the outside. In severe outbreaks there can be difficulty urinating, fever, joint pain and general body aches. If you think you are having symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

38

38
First herpes outbreak only lasting one day. Why is this?

Check your premises: This is not usual, but perhaps you are fortunate. Most likely you do not have herpes, but possibly something else. See a doctor. ...Read more

39

39
On average, how long will a primary herpes outbreak last ?

Approximately: 7-10 days , u need to call your gyn to get on Valtrex (valacyclovir) asap it will lessen the duration. ...Read more