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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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If my partner had a genital herpes breakout and I gave her oral sex how long would it take for me to show symptoms on my mouth area?

If my partner had a genital herpes breakout and I gave her oral sex how long would it take for me to show symptoms on my mouth area?

It all depends...: It is all up to your immune system. Many people get to resist the virus and don't get infected even when they came in contact with it, others carry the virus with no symptoms for a long time( even years), and others can develop symptoms few days later after contact( 3-6 days). ...Read more

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When having a recurrent herpes breakout is only talkin lysine sufficient or do i need to take acyclovir?

When having a recurrent herpes breakout is only talkin lysine sufficient or do i need to take acyclovir?

Recurrent herpes: outbreaks can usually be prevented by taking acyclovir on a daily basis. Starting acyclovir after an outbreak occurs may shorten the duration of the outbreak by a day or so. Neither acyclovir nor lysine will protect a partner during an active outbreak. ...Read more

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I'm still confused. I don't know whether to take a herpes antibody test if I don't know if I ever had a breakout? I'm worried.

I'm still confused. I don't know whether to take a herpes antibody test if I don't know if I ever had a breakout? I'm worried.

Not for normal folks: Herpes lab tests are not for normal people who don't have any symptoms. There are a few special situations in which a normal person with no herpes symptoms may want to get herpes testing... which is why a person needs a primary care doctor. One's own doctor can evaluate to see whether or not a herpes test (there are several) needs to be done. ...Read more

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Can you have recurrent herpes sores breakouts in places where there's no sexual contact (jawline, near chin, in my case)?

Can you have recurrent herpes sores breakouts in places where there's no sexual contact (jawline, near chin, in my case)?

Yes: Herpes can appear on the face usually but not always at the edge of the red part of the lips or on the cheek, forehead, jaw etc. See your dentist or physician for treatment. ...Read more

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Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!

Just found out I hVe herpes. Have valtrex (valacyclovir). How often to take it. Can stress cause breakouts! Help!!!!!!!!!!!

Twice a day for ten: 1000 mg twice a day for 10 days. They are taken at the first sign of an outbreak. No one knows how frequent outbreaks will be. Have to play it by ear. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with genital herpes. What am i prohibited to do or eat to prevent symptoms or skin breakouts?

I have been diagnosed with genital herpes. What am i prohibited to do or eat to prevent symptoms or skin breakouts?

Try to avoid stress: There aren't any foods or activities that are known to cause a herpes outbreak. However, living a low-stress life may help. That means eating the foods one can feel happy about eating, and doing the activities one can feel happy about doing. If needed, one can ask a primary care doctor for daily antiviral preventive therapy. ...Read more

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Are gen. herpes blisters sore to the touch or do they hurt without being bothered? How frequent do breakouts occur & how long does the breakout last?

 Are gen. herpes blisters sore to the touch or do they hurt without being bothered? How frequent do breakouts occur & how long does the breakout last?

Yes it can. Treat.: Genital herpes can hurt with or without touching. Duration of the rash can be up to two weeks, without treatment. Medicines will help if they are started within first two days of the appearance the rash. If that is the case please see your doctor or go to urgent care right away. In the future make sure you see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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