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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

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 a herpes outbreak cause face acne?

Does a herpes outbreak cause face acne?

Probably: Herpes and acne both cause and can be triggered by stress, so the could be related. There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Probably not but...: It's possible, you've just exposed your entire body to whatever she has and visa versa. There are things worse than herpes. That being said, usually the herpes lesions on the face is a different from the genitals. For more see www. Peedoc. Com or follow @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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

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Am I allowed to get an abortion during a herpes outbreak?

Am I allowed to get an abortion during a herpes outbreak?

Not advisable!!: U should clear up the outbreak first with Valtrex (valacyclovir) call your gyn as u can take a stronger than usaul dose under their direction to clear it up and then have the procedure. ...Read more

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Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Would herpes cause your anus to itch or a herpes outbreak?

Possible: Genital herpes can cause outbreaks in the peri-anal area resulting in lesions, and possible itching, . And especially if anal intercourse is performed. ...Read more

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What's best to use speed up the heeling of a herpes outbreak?

What's best to use speed up the heeling of a herpes outbreak?

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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How long are you supposed to feel tingling before herpes outbreak?

How long are you supposed to feel tingling before herpes outbreak?

Less than a week: Assuming you are referring to herpes zoster (shingles) the rashes on the skin usually appear in less than a week and mostly 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you are having a Herpes outbreak?

Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you are having a Herpes outbreak?

You could: But I think it would be a reasonable suggestion not to have it done at that time. The cleaning materials used on the scopes will kill the virus, but you put the people caring for you at potential risk. They all wear gloves and use sterile technique, but unless it was an emergency and you told them before that you had active herpes I think I would postpone. Please call and ask anonymously. ...Read more

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Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you have having a Herpes outbreak?

Can you still get a Colonoscopy if you have having a Herpes outbreak?

Yes.: You cannot transmit the Herpes infection to another part of your body after you get the initial infection. Your body produces antibodies that prevent other areas of your body from becoming infected--but it is possible to already have multiple areas involved from the same initial infection. Do tell the colonoscopy staff so that they may exercise greater contact precautions. ...Read more

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Can you still have a Colonoscopy if you are having a herpes outbreak?

Can you still have a Colonoscopy if you are having a herpes outbreak?

Up to your doctor: This is something to be decided only by the doctor who will be doing the colonoscopy. Maybe not if the outbreak is near your anal area, but maybe OK if more distant or largely healed by the time of the procedure. Or maybe the doctor would prescribe anti-HSV treatment (e.g. acyclovir, valacyclovir) during the procedure. Contact the doc's office and ask directly. ...Read more

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I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

Duration: Duration of illness with initial herpes simplex virus type 1 infection is usually 2 to 3 weeks. Not everyone experiences this. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a herpes outbreak to reoccur? On veltrex everyday for a year

How can I prevent a herpes outbreak to reoccur? On veltrex everyday for a year

Maybe increase dose: Valacyclovir (Valtrex) is quite effective in reducing the frequency of herpes outbreaks, but not perfect; many people still have outbreaks but at reduced frequency. If that's what's happening, ask your doctor about doubling the dose. The usual dose dose is 500 mg once daily, but 1 g daily often helps and i's harmless (except increased cost). Good luck! ...Read more

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I think I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

I think I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

5 days or so: The first herpes outbreak usually lasts about 2 weeks. Fortunately, you don't usually feel sick the entire time. Usually only the first 5 days or so. Best wishes! ...Read more