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Doctor insights on: Initial Outbreak Of Genital Herpes

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What do you suggest to relieve the discomfort of initial outbreak of genital herpes?

What do you suggest to relieve the discomfort of 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.

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Is there any thug I can use to sooth an outbreak of genital herpes?

Is there any thug I can use to sooth an outbreak of genital herpes?

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.

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How long does it take for an outbreak of genital herpes. To occur after exposure?

How long does it take for an outbreak of genital herpes. To occur after exposure?

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.

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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.

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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..

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.

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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.

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I'm 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?

I'm 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.

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Will an outbreak of genital herpes make my birth control ineffective in any way? This is my first outbreak.

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.

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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.

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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?

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.

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Can I have genital herpes but haven't seen an outbreak?

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.

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Can you spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak?

GENITAL HERPES: Yes. You can spread genital herpes if you don't have an outbreak. The viruses can still be aroud even if you do not see them.

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I am getting an outbreak, is there a possibility I could get genital herpes?

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.

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Is it true that you can spread genital herpes even when you're not having an outbreak?

YES!: Genital herpes can be spread at anytime, since not all individuals know when an outbreak will happen. Antiviral therapy and barrier contraceptive methods may help decrease the spread of the herpes virus.

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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

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