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Initial Outbreak Of Genital Herpes
Speak with your MD: If you are having regular outbreaks you may need to be on a daily pill to control it better. There is oral medication and prescription cream for the rash when you feel the breakout is going to come on. Speak with your doctor concerning this. ...Read more
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
Treatment & preventn: Herpes is often a recurrent disease and during acute outbreak, early use of antiviral such as valtrex/famvir can shorten the course and reduces severity. Topical Lidocaine can ease the pain, rapidly. Unfortunately, the current medications can treat, but cannot cure herpes. If frequent recurrence, i advise getting suppressive treatment. Protect yourself and others! consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
2 to 12 days, but--: If someone hasn't been exposed to herpes before, it may take about 2 to 12 days to have an outbreak once exposure occurs. However, a person can become infected without showing any symptoms, becoming a carrier. In this case an outbreak may never occur, or perhaps it will happen many years later. ...Read more
If my first outbreak of genital herpes was very mild, that means that the recurrence are going to be mild or i will not have recurrence at all?
Typically : Typically the first outbreak of herpes is the worst, and subsequent outbreaks are lesser intensity or painless shedding of virus. A person might, as you say, never have an outbreak again. I see women who don't even know they have herpes because they've never had an outbreak. Safe sex practices are the best to make sure that you don't spread herpes. If you do have an outbreak, take acyclovir. ...Read more
How long does an outbreak of genital herpes to clear up with out medication? I was told that mine was too advanced into the outbreak for medication..
Two weeks.: First episodes usually last a few weeks. Recurrent episodes are generally shorter. Meds don't shorten these periods by much and must be started early in the course to be effective at all. ...Read more
I had my first outbreak of genital herpes but it did not occur where i contacted the virus. Why is that?
You don't know: First, this may have been the first sympomatic outbreak of a previously dormant infection. Second it is very difficult sometimes to pinpoint where the viral contact occurred. May be from oral sex or genital to genital contact. If with a male, from leaking semen around a condom. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more
Usually: Usually 2 to 3 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
I’ve taken a course of acyclovir (200mg, 5x a day for 5 days) and I havent seen progress to my outbreak of genital herpes. What would you advise next?
Maybe not herpes: Herpes outbreaks almost always start to improve within 3-4 days of starting acyclovir. Non-response by 5 days suggests that it might be something other than herpes. Whether or not you are confident it's a typical herpes outbreak, you should see your doctor for exam and possibly different treatment. If any doubt about the diagnosis, consider an NHS GUM clinic for guaranteed expert care. ...Read more
Im having my first outbreak of genital herpes and was wondering if neosporin is okay to put on it and what else could help with burning/stinging pain?
Neosporin won't work:
Herpes is a viral infection and will not respond to Neosporin. If you are certain it is herpes, you should see your physician. Since this is your primary infection your doctor will probably have you take an anti-viral like Acyclovir or Valacyclovir.
Take some Ibuprofen for the pain and have your physician check you. ...Read more
Will an outbreak of genital herpes make my birth control ineffective in any way? This is my first outbreak.
No: An outbreak of genital herpes doesn't alter the effectiveness of birth control types. However, one should consider abstinence until the outbreak is over, in case there are large numbers of Herpes viruses in the area of the outbreak, making transmission to one's partner more likely (unless the partner is already immune to the particular type of Herpes). Transmission can occur between outbreaks too. ...Read more
I just got a routine checkup and it came back with a result of HSV II igG 1.00 ratio. I've neverhad an outbreak of genital herpes. What does this mean?
Possible exposure: This is a borderline positive result, so I'd suggest a repeat in 3 months just to confirm. It is quite possible to have been exposed to and acquire HSV2 without ever having an outbreak. You may also get very mild outbreaks so you need to be alert for the possibility. Your biggest risk is that you could be infectious without realizing it, so you may want to consider prophylactic treatment. ...Read more
I currently have an outbreak of genital herpes simplex 1 (diagnosed recently ). Do I need to be lysol wiping the toilet seat for infection control?
Here are some ...: If the toilet you have used is just for you, it's absolutely no need to disinfect.... If using public toilets, it's optional because the toilet users after you have no chance to contact your out-breaking sites with their broken-very unlikely-skin. So, the likelihood to transmit herpes virus is almost next-to-none. Clinically, I don't believe there has been a study being done to address the answer. ...Read more
Yes: Definitely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes u can: Esp if a recurrent infection, some women cam carry tehheirus on thier cervix it will show up with a herpes culture, and on the vulva you can have herpes without having lesions, it can be mistaken for a vulvar yeast infection somnetimes, but if u do a culture it will show herpes or sometimes I have seen herpes and yeast at the same time. ...Read more
Yes: Can be dormant for long periods of time. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex 2 is the most frequent cause of genital herpes. It appears as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. To know if your genital lesions are from hsv please see your. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting genital herpes from someone who said he has not had any outbreak in years?
Not infrequent: Once you have been infected with either herpes simplex type 1 or 2, they are like squatters and refuse eviction. They remain in your body for life and may be shed in secretions without symptoms. Males are less likely to transmit in this fashion than women, but do you want to play with odds? ...Read more
How likely am I to get genital herpes from my partner if we have protected sex and he's not having an outbreak?
Still possible: It is possible to transmit herpes even when you aren't having an outbreak. Condoms help but don't completely protect you. The use of prophylactic antivirals such as valacyclovir has been shown to do a better job of both preventing outbreaks and transmission. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Can you give a person genital herpes if you never have an outbreak? What's the chances of a female having children if she has genital herpes?
Hi I have been diagnosed with genital herpes however I'm a little bit unsure of the details on how long after an outbreak am I no longer a risk?
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
1 to 2 weeks: 1 to 2 weeks for healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
A skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more
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