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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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What happens if u have sex with a condone during a herpes outbreak?

What happens if u have sex with a condone during a herpes outbreak?

Hopefully nothing: Leakage around the condom or rupture of the condom may well result in the person who is not infected becoming so. During acute outbreaks the lesions are often uncomfortable enough to preclude much sexual activity, but if not, condoms will generally minimize the risk. Nonetheless it would be preferable to wait until these lesions have healed over. ...Read more

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If you only have a herpes outbreak in your anus but never noticed a vaginal outbreak, can you still spread herpes through vaginal sex or just anal?

If you only have a herpes outbreak in your anus but never noticed a vaginal outbreak, can you still spread herpes through vaginal sex or just anal?

HSV-2: Herpes simplex virus-2 (hsv-2) is a virus that can be spread sexually, vaginal or anal sex, or even oral sex. Having the lesion with an outbreak, wold certainly increase the chances, but does not preclude a person contracting the disease if having sex other places than the outbreak. ...Read more

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Can you have anal sex if you have a herpes outbreak only in the vagina area?

Can you have anal sex if you have a herpes outbreak only in the vagina area?

Not designed for it: It's actually not safe, because one's anus is not designed for repeated in/out, in/out. Just like in any big city, some streets are one-way and some streets are two-way. A vagina is created or evolved to be a two-way street (penis in, baby out). However, the gastrointestinal tract is designed to be one-way, with an opening on each end. Food goes in the mouth, and the brown stuff goes out the butt. ...Read more

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Can I have sex during a herpes outbreak and if I do how can I protect my period?

Can I have sex during a herpes outbreak and if I do how can I protect my period?

Depends: If you have sex during a herpes outbreak you will be exposing your partner to the virus and then your partner might get the infection. However if your partner already has this infection then having sex won't hurt either of you. Use birth control as you usually do. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait to have safe sex after a genital herpes outbreak?

How long do you have to wait to have safe sex after a genital herpes outbreak?

Misinformed?: If using protection that covers the infected area you don't have to wait. But the more important thing here is that having sores does not in any way correlate to contagiousness. Everything about herpes changed five years ago when we learned that herpes viral shedding is not predictable and has no correlation to outbreaks. You are just as contagious without a sore as you may be with a sore. ...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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My friend had a herpes outbreak had sex but she use condom and put a towel on top of her vagina so her boyfriend don't touch her skiin can he still ge?

My friend had a herpes outbreak had sex but she use condom and put a towel on top of her vagina so her boyfriend don't touch her skiin can he still ge?

Yes.: It is unwise to have sex during a herpes outbreak. Your companion should be on medication to prevent this. Virus is being shed 33% of the time, no lesions are present. Highly contagious and for life! ...Read more

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First genital herpes outbreak. If I have been having sex with the same partner exclusively for over a year, how can I have contracted this only now?

First genital herpes outbreak. If I have been having sex with the same partner exclusively for over a year, how can I have contracted this only now?

No correlation: There is no correlation between infection and visible outbreaks. 90% of people infected with herpes type two, do not have sores or outbreaks. And the others can have no trigger to explain their outbreak.

The mystery here that is not included in your question is is the genital herpes actually a new infection with herpes type one and not type two? Did you know your herpes blood test status? ...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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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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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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Does the herpes outbreak lesson or increase the longer you have it?

Does the herpes outbreak lesson or increase the longer you have it?

Less with chronicity: The first episode of herpes simplex is usually the most severe, with recurrence, symptoms are usually less severe and last shorter ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a visible herpes outbreak and it not be really painful?

Is it possible to have a visible herpes outbreak and it not be really painful?

Sure: It's possible. Everyone has a different threshold for pain. See a dentist soon for evaluation. ...Read more

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If someone has herpes but is not having herpes outbreak. Is it unlikely to catch it off them at that time?

If someone has herpes but is not having herpes outbreak. Is it unlikely to catch it off them at that time?

Not necessarily: Asymptomatic persons can "shed" (=potentially transmit) hsv2, and close skin contact can be all that is required.
See: http://stdtesting. Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links. ...Read more

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I haven't had a herpes outbreak since l had my first outbreak. Don't get me wrong im extremely happu, but what's going on?

Herpes: This is good. However, many patients can have disease activity without visible sores. Patients do require prophylactic antiviral therapy so be sure to check with your physician. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a herpes outbreak?

How can I prevent a herpes outbreak?

Rx and OTC: You may have to take a prescription antiviral medication if you experience regular outbreaks. While we aren't exactly sure why outbreaks can be more frequent, we think that avoiding certain triggers like excessive alcohol, fatigue, sun exposure, and stress might help. Two otc supplements that might help lower outbreaks (but not transmission) are l-lysine and lauricidin. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent herpes outbreak?

What to do to prevent herpes outbreak?

Your doctor can: Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Triggers for cold sores 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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Is bleeding normal with a herpes outbreak?

Is bleeding normal with a herpes outbreak?

Herpes simplex: You don't indicate where the bleeding is from and to what degree. But yes, the ulcers may bleed slightly if scratched or otherwise irritated. ...Read more

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Is bleeding normal during a herpes outbreak?

Is bleeding normal during a herpes outbreak?

What do you mean?: The herpes sores should not bleed themselves (but could if you pick at them once they have crusted over). Outbreaks tend to occur when your body is stressed or sick. Many women will experience herpes outbreaks during their periods but it can come at anytime during your cycle. If you frequently have outbreaks during your cycle you may be a candidate for supression therapy and should talk to your md. ...Read more

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Can I take lysine to decrease my herpes outbreak?

Yes: Lysine can be helpful in some people. I usually recommend oral antiviral therapy for prophylaxis if outbreaks are >4/year. ...Read more

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Could discharge stop after herpes outbreak heals?

Could discharge stop after herpes outbreak heals?

Herpes infection: What type of discharge? . A person can be infectious even after a herpetic lesion heals. ...Read more

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C an you have a herpes outbreak after a colonoscopy?

C an you have a herpes outbreak after a colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy risks: Although there are risks of a colonoscopy, transmission of herpes is not one of them.
Herpes outbreaks can be provoked by many factors, however, and the stress of preparing for and getting a colonoscopy could provoke an outbreak. ...Read more

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What to do for herpes outbreak right before you are due?

What to do for herpes outbreak right before you are due?

C-section is likely: If you have an outbreak at the time of your labor, c-section is recommended. If the outbreak occurs and you have a few days to get treatment and the lesions resolve in time, you may avoid the c-section. Baby is at increased for severe and potentially fatal perinatal herpes infection (herpes encephalitis--brain infection) etc...Consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do about itchiness but not herpes outbreak?

What should I do about itchiness but not herpes outbreak?

See dermatologist: You should have the area examined to be sure there is nothing else occuring at the site. See your dermatologist. ...Read more