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Doctor insights on: Herpes Outbreak Cycle

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How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?

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

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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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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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What are some at home remedies to relieve pain for a herpes outbreak?

What are some at home remedies to relieve pain for a herpes outbreak?

Topical lidocaine: You can get topical Lidocaine and it will numb the area temporarily until it heals. Abreva works ok and can shorten outbreak by a day or two. Also, wear sunscreen daily to prevent further outbreaks. L-lysine has helped some also. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a herpes outbreak last and what are the symptoms?

On average, how long will a herpes outbreak last and what are the symptoms?

2-3 weeks: The earliest symptoms of herpes zoster, which include headache, fever, and malaise, are nonspecific. These symptoms are commonly followed by sensations of burning pain, itching, hyperesthesia, or paresthesia .The pain may be mild too extreme in the affected area , with sensations that are often described as stinging, tingling, aching, numbing or throbbing pain. ...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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On average, how long will a primary herpes outbreak last ?

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

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