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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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Is it possible to have first herpes outbreak after 10 years, or never realized it? Is it possible my wife didn't contract it during this period?

Is it possible to have first herpes outbreak after 10 years, or never realized it? Is it possible my wife didn't contract it during this period?

Yes: Herpes can stay quiet for a long time, so it's not unusual to have had an outbreak long ago that you've completely forgotten about and then have it reappear now. ...Read more

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Will my genital herpes outbreak pass without antiviral meds? I am experiencing second outbreak in as many years. Did take the meds the first time.

Will my genital herpes outbreak pass without antiviral meds? I am experiencing second outbreak in as many years. Did take the meds the first time.

Herpes : Herpes outbreaks definitely last longer and are more painful if untreated. The sooner the medication is started (i.e. At the onset of a tingling sensation prior to any herpes lesions being present) the shorter the duration of the actual herpetic lesion. Your primary care provider can prescribe a medication you can take when an outbreak occurs, and often time will give many refills since this is a chronic condition.
Take care. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a herpes outbreak to make the painful urinating & burning stop, the swelling go down? I have no insurance or money for a prescription. I have been diagnosed with herpes 1 & 2 for 2 years now. I am experiencing an outbreak

What are some home remedies for a herpes outbreak to make the painful urinating & burning stop, the swelling go down? I have no insurance or money for a prescription. I have been diagnosed with herpes 1 & 2 for 2 years now. I am experiencing an outbreak

The : The only thing that I am aware of that some people have found some relief with is l-lysine supplement. However, I must say the most effective and reliable treatment is an antiviral like Acyclovir or valtrex (valacyclovir). Research low or no cost clinics in your area. Your local county hospital is a good place to start. Also, try family planning clinics, there may be free programs that will cover a visit and medication for herpes. Lastly, you can research patient assistant programs for valtrex (valacyclovir). You may be able to get some help there. You may even consider calling your previous doctor for a prescription for acyclovir. Places like walmart and target offer these medications for very reasonable prices (I believe $4 for 30 pills).
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can a genital herpes outbreak take the form of shingles on the cheek? The first outbreak years ago was bc of HSV 1, no test done this time.

Can a genital herpes outbreak take the form of shingles on the cheek? The first outbreak years ago was bc of HSV 1, no test done this time.

Different viruses: The cause of shingles is the varicella-zoster virus. You first get chicken pox, the virus then sets up residence in the nerves in your body and comes out later in life as shingles, generally in a single nerve root distribution. It only involves one side. Genital herpes can occur with hsv 1 or 2, although more commonly type 2. ...Read more

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

How can I prevent a herpes outbreak to reoccur? On veltrex every day 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 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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Why does my leg hurt when i have a herpes outbreak? Do I need to treat if I'm not sexual active. Is it normal to have an outbreak a couple times a year

Why does my leg hurt when i have a herpes outbreak? Do I need to treat if I'm not sexual active. Is it normal to have an outbreak a couple times a year

Herpes outbreaks: It is possible to have herpes outbreaks few times a year. You did not specify that which part of your leg hurts when you have outbreak ...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?

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 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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Can group b strep trigger a herpes outbreak? Can I pass herpes through saliva with no outbreak? Have had no outbreaks for over a year or more and suddenly my husband and I got one the other night. I have no sores in or on my mouth... But did get a call to

Can group b strep trigger a herpes outbreak? Can I pass herpes through saliva with no outbreak? Have had no outbreaks for over a year or more and suddenly my husband and I got one the other night. I have no sores in or on my mouth... But did get a call to

Yes: Yes you can get or give herpes through saliva and yes it can stay dormant for years without any symptoms and individuals called carriers, a weakening immune system may cause the viruse to be active like depression or any physical illness can trigger the outbreak. ...Read more

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I haven't had a herpes outbreak since l had my first outbreak. Don't get me wrong im extremely happu, but what's going on?

I haven't had a herpes outbreak since l had my first outbreak. Don't get me wrong im extremely happu, but what's going on?

Herpes: This is good. However, many patients can have disease activity without visible sores. Patients do require prophylactic antiviral therapy so be sure to check with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to assume that if you don't have a herpes outbreak then you are clean?

Is it safe to assume that if you don't have a herpes outbreak then you are clean?

No: The term "herpes" may represent two different conditions: herpes simplex, caused by herpes simplex virus, and herpes zoster, caused by varicella zoster virus. Both of these infections are caused by a direct contact with the virus with skin or mucosal membranes. Cleanness of the skin does not affect whether infection or an outbreak will occur, as both can occur if the skin is clean. ...Read more

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What can heal a herpes outbreak?

What can heal a herpes outbreak?

Time: And if used early in the outbreak, oral antivirals can help. ...Read more

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How long does herpes outbreak last?

How long does herpes outbreak last?

Depends.: First outbreak averages 19 days. Subsequent average 10. Tend to get less lengthy and symptomatic with time. ...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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Can shaving trigger a herpes outbreak?

Can shaving trigger a herpes outbreak?

Possible, not likely: Stress, mental or physical is associated with herpetic outbreaks. While shaving could potentially trigger herpes, it is not terribly likely. ...Read more

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Odds of never having a herpes outbreak?

Odds of never having a herpes outbreak?

Not good: Most humans are infected with herpes simplex virus at some time in early life, and once infected the virus never leaves you. There are many people who have no or mild outbreaks, but the odds of never ever having This is low. ...Read more

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Could a herpes outbreak go away in a day?

Could a herpes outbreak go away in a day?

Herpes Lesions: Nope. That is very unlikely. Herpes starts off as a cluster of blisters. Then the skin breaks open to a raw open ulcer and then they heal. That does not usually happen in 24 hours. ...Read more

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I have a question regarding herpes outbreak. ?

I have a question regarding herpes outbreak. 
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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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Is it okay to put a bandage over herpes outbreak?

Is it okay to put a bandage over herpes outbreak?

Sure : There is nothing wrong with covering it if it feels more comfortable. Topical numbing jelly can be used too. Medications can. Be prescribed to decrease the duration of the outbreak ...Read more

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Without medicine will a herpes outbreak clear up?

Without medicine will a herpes outbreak clear up?

Herpes simplex: The duration of symptoms with an outbreak is 7-10 days with a range of 2 to 21 days, but those outside values are unusual. Yes they will clear without medication, and unless the medication is begun orally at the time of onset of symptoms the meds will not likely change the duration of symptoms. ...Read more

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How long does the first herpes outbreak last for?

How long does the first herpes outbreak last for?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes will last 10-14 days there are some medications you can get from your doctor that you can apply at first sign the prod tonal sign applying five times fail and it may prevent the breakout or shorten the time to 3-5 days. ...Read more

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Another herpes outbreak within 2 weeks, what to do?

Another herpes outbreak within 2 weeks, what to do?

Triggers: Triggers for herpes outbreaks 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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Could i still have a herpes outbreak without sores?

Not sure what: You mean? But you could have viral shedding (be contagious) without visible sores. ...Read more