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Doctor insights on: How To Treat A Genital Herpes Outbreak During Pregnancy

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Can I use a tampon during genital herpes outbreak. Pads are causing severe pain as they rub against the sores.

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

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Will a genital herpes outbreak happen everytime during sexual intercourse ?

Herpes simplex: Not necessarily. Sometimes people never have another outbreak after the first one, and sometimes it recurs frequently. You can limit this with valacyclovir or treat it at onset with valacyclovir. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop a genital herpes outbreak?

What can I do to stop a genital herpes outbreak?

Several ways: There is only so much that can do. For an acute event valtrex (valacyclovir) 3 times a day. If your getting the infectiions very frequently..Then going on valtrex or Acyclovir every day will be the best bet. Unfortunaly the only way to ensure no outbreaks is not to get it in the first place. ...Read more

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Had my first genital herpes outbreak recently, cleared up now thanks to medication, but still itchy? Thrush (as i'm prone) or to do with herpes?

Had my first genital herpes outbreak recently,  cleared up now thanks to medication, but still itchy? Thrush (as i'm prone) or to do with herpes?

Herpes simplex: Without an exam impossible to know, but yeast infection usually accompanied by discharge and/or a rash, whereas herpes can sometimes present with itching which is a subliminal form of pain. ...Read more

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First genital herpes outbreak. If I have been having sex with the same partner exclusively for over a year, how can I have contracted this only now?

No correlation: There is no correlation between infection and visible outbreaks. 90% of people infected with herpes type two, do not have sores or outbreaks. And the others can have no trigger to explain their outbreak. The mystery here that is not included in your question is is the genital herpes actually a new infection with herpes type one and not type two? Did you know your herpes blood test status? ...Read more

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Im having genital herpes outbreak, usuallly i take acyclovior..But pharm told me it might affect my ulcer. Any home remedies i can do to dry this up?!

Im having genital herpes outbreak, usuallly i take acyclovior..But pharm told me it might affect my ulcer. Any home remedies i can do to dry this up?!

Unlikely: In several studies less than one-half of 1% of people taking an Acyclovir salt developed ulcers and all were over 50 years old. If you already have an ulcer this needs evaluation and treatment, possibly after upper GI endoscopy. See a GI doctor and continue acyclovir. No home remedies work. ...Read more

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How do I know if a genital herpes outbreak is starting?-

Herpes Outbreak: There is usually some warning nerve signs like itch or pain. This is known as a prodromal situation and one can use this if there are re-occurences so that treatment can be started sooner rather than later. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...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