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Herpes Outbreak During Period
How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having my first herpes outbreak and aside from the pain I am having a lot of bleeding. My period isn't supposed to start for another 8 days. What could be causing all of this ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, it can be: Because herpes simplex infections in newborns and very young babies can be life-threatening, mothers with genital herpes outbreaks in labor can be safely delivered by c-section. Herpes in a newborn can spread all through the baby's body, including the brain. In the brain, the virus causes encephalitis, with seizures, lethargy, brain damage, and even death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use a tampon during genital herpes outbreak. Pads are causing severe pain as they rub against the sores.
Your Body: You do not need any one's permission, even a doctor's permission to use tampons. You should use whatever works best for you or feels best. I am very sorry to hear of your outbreaks and would hope you are on medication to lessen this pain. But, yes, by all means use the product best for you. ...Read more
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