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Herpes Outbreak On Face
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
I think I have an std. I have only had one partner, my girlfriend of 3 years and she has only been with me. It appears to be a herpes outbreak on my face but I have no other symptoms. This possible?
I had sex with a girl and the only part of my body that came in contact with her was my penis, could i get herpes outbreaks on my face?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See dermatologist: You should have the area examined to be sure there is nothing else occuring at the site. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
Antiviral Medication: Medical treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection is centered around specific antiviral treatment (i.e. acyclovir). While the same medications are active against HSV-1 and HSV-2, the location of the lesions and the chronicity (primary or reactivation) of the infection dictate the dosage and frequency of medication, you need to see a physician to get a prescription ...Read more
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