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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

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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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Is getting a herpes outbreak during labor life threatening for the baby?

Is getting a herpes outbreak during labor life threatening for the baby?

Yes, it can be: Because herpes simplex infections in newborns and very young babies can be life-threatening, mothers with genital herpes outbreaks in labor can be safely delivered by c-section. Herpes in a newborn can spread all through the baby's body, including the brain. In the brain, the virus causes encephalitis, with seizures, lethargy, brain damage, and even death. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to get an abortion during a herpes outbreak?

Am i allowed to get an abortion during a herpes outbreak?

Not advisable!!: U should clear up the outbreak first with Valtrex (valacyclovir) call your gyn as u can take a stronger than usaul dose under their direction to clear it up and then have the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an outbreak during labor if you have genital herpes even if you were taking a medication to prevent the outbreak?

Is it possible to have an outbreak during labor if you have genital herpes even if you were taking a medication to prevent the outbreak?

Herpes: Yes. It is possible to have an outbreak of herpes during delivery even if you are on suppression therapy. Under these circumstances, a cesarean section is often performed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a herpes outbreak on your inner upper thigh?

Is it possible for you to get a herpes outbreak on your inner upper thigh?

Herpes: Genital herpes is a chronic sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Historically, hsv-2 accounted for a majority of genital infections; however, hsv-1, which usually infects the orolabial area, now accounts for up to 50% of first-episode cases. These are often multiple, resulting in shallow, painful ulcers that may merge. The symptoms last for approximately 7-14 d. ...Read more

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Can shaving my vaginal area cause am herpes outbreak? Would it be safer to get a WAx instead?

Can shaving my vaginal area cause am herpes outbreak? Would it be safer to get a WAx instead?

Yes as any kind of : trauma can lead to an outbreak. But it is not a guarantee. Waxing is more traumatic than shaving. Even just stress can cause an outbreak. I recommend having prescription valacyclovir available if any burning itching or pain starts, and you can take a pill to prevent the outbreak or at least shorten the course. ...Read more

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Why does it hurt when i pee during herpes outbreak?

Why does it hurt when i pee during herpes outbreak?

Urine: The salt in your urine most likely irritates the open areas from the herpes infection. ...Read more