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Can herpes prodrome last a month?

Can herpes prodrome last a month?

Not typically: When you have a herpes outbreak, the symptoms and eventual outbreak itself usually play out over the course of a couple of weeks. If this has been going on for a month, then go get checked out to figure out what else might be going on. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get the prodrome but not have an outbreak?

Is it possible for you to get the prodrome but not have an outbreak?

Of course: The prodrome starts from hours to a few days prior to a migraine attack and is characterized by changes in mood or behavior. Features include hyperactivity or hypoactivity, depression, craving for special foods, repetitive yawning and similar atypical symptoms. No headache is present. ...Read more

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Can I pop a prodrome herpes bump?

Can I pop a prodrome herpes bump?

Herpes: There is no treatment that can cure herpes. Antiviral medications can, however, prevent or shorten outbreaks during the period of time the person takes the medication. In addition, daily suppressive therapy (i.e., daily use of antiviral medication) for herpes can reduce the likelihood of transmission to partners. Do not "pop" a herpes bump as you can spread the infection. ...Read more

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Do I have to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day or just when prodrome symptoms arise? I have ghsv1.

Do I have to take Valtrex (valacyclovir) every day or just when prodrome symptoms arise? I have ghsv1.

Depends...: It all depends on how you were instructed to do so. If your outbreaks are only occasional and you are referring to the oral herpes (or commonly known as cold sores) then you can take when you get symptoms. However, if you are getting them too often and your doctor prescribed it for prevention then take it every day. If that is the case you might need a higher dose when you get sores appearing again. ...Read more

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What causes a general feeling of malaise, fogginess, with a very mild headache. How to distinguish from Prodrome of migraine?

What causes a general feeling of malaise, fogginess, with a very mild headache. How to distinguish from Prodrome of migraine?

The prodrome: Starts from hours to a few days prior to a migraine attack and is characterized by changes in mood or behavior. Features include hyperactivity or hypoactivity, depression, craving for special foods, repetitive yawning and similar atypical symptoms. No headache is present. ...Read more

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How do the rates of transmission for hsv1 vary between when a sore is present, during prodrome, and when no sore is present? I

How do the rates of transmission for hsv1 vary between when a sore is present, during prodrome, and when no sore is present? I

Vesicles: The vesicular stage is the most contagious. The tiny little fluid filled vesicles contain live virus and is most easily transmissible. ...Read more

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How come I would sometimes get the prodrome symptoms of oral herpes but never the actual blister?

How come I would sometimes get the prodrome symptoms of oral herpes but never the actual blister?

Immunity: The varying degrees of immune mechanisms which keep herpes simplex virus in check are not fully understood. We know that some people are prone to frequent outbreaks and others have none, and some, like you, get only partial symptoms. Consider yourself fortunate. ...Read more

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I've had all the prodrome symptoms of genital herpes but nothing ever happened, no sores, nothing. Could this be something else?

I've had all the prodrome symptoms of genital herpes but nothing ever happened, no sores, nothing. Could this be something else?

Several ideas: I'll assume you've actually had herpes then? So was it pain? Tingling? And you didn't mention discharge so we'll rule that out. You can have a urine test for chlamydia and gonorrhea (but the gonorrhea would def have made you have a discharge). Chlamydia on the other hand can be silent or very very mild in guys. Can't rule out herpes either. It has a broad range of how it can express. ...Read more

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Can anxiety or OCD become or cause schizophrenia? Nervous of prodrome schizophrenia. I've had anxiety for almost 6 years and I've never experienced delusions or other marked schiz symptoms. Unlikely?

Can anxiety or OCD become or cause schizophrenia? Nervous of prodrome schizophrenia. I've had anxiety for almost 6 years and I've never experienced delusions or other marked schiz symptoms. Unlikely?

OCD & schizophrenia: Are two different disorders. Your anxiety may be what is prompting you to ask this question. The fact that you have not had any schizophrenic symptoms is a good sign. Keep working at coping/w anxiety. Peace and good health. David Burns book "Feeling Good" may be helpful. ...Read more

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After new partner I've had frequent herpes prodrome symptoms but never lesions, sores, etc. Swollen groin nodes, itch, tingles, sore back. What to do?

After new partner I've had frequent herpes prodrome symptoms but never lesions, sores, etc. Swollen groin nodes, itch, tingles, sore back. What to do?

Doctor can check: If a patient sees no lesions, it is hard to guess whether or not any symptoms are from herpes. Her doctor can help, perhaps by doing blood tests for herpes antibodies. If symptoms are happening often, perhaps a trial of preventive medication can be done, if the blood antibodies are positive for herpes. The partner's antibodies should be checked too, because one can only catch herpes from a person. ...Read more

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Could I be having prodrome for my initial herpes outbreak? I had sexual contact over 30 days ago. No fever over the last few days. Genitals tingle

Could I be having prodrome for my initial herpes outbreak? I had sexual contact over 30 days ago. No fever over the last few days. Genitals tingle

Possible: Did your sexual partner have herpes? If so, the symptoms you now have could be related. Local pain ; itching, plus fever, headache, malaise, myalgias, and tender lymph nodes are more usual than "tingling." average incubation period after exposure is four days, but ranges from two to twelve days. See your doctor -- viral cultures can be done on any visible sores. ...Read more

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I kissed my bf and gave oral sex briefly 5 days after my cold sore healed. I woke up the next day with prodrome and now have a new sore. What are the %risk to transmit to oral and/or genital hsv1?

I kissed my bf and gave oral sex briefly 5 days after my cold sore healed. I woke up the next day with prodrome and now have a new sore. What are the %risk to transmit to oral and/or genital hsv1?

Depends: If you have herpes type 1, your boyfriend is probably already infected as most adults are. If you want to know there is a blood test. Most infected people have no symptoms. Those who have symptoms are contagious between attacks but more contagious at the onset of an attack. Pills are used to control symptoms and reduce transmission of the virus. You need a prescription. ...Read more

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Is nasal/head congestion common in rabies prodrome? Internet lists many cold/flu-like symptoms in prodrome, but no mention of runny/stuffy nose/sneeze

Is nasal/head congestion common in rabies prodrome? Internet lists many cold/flu-like symptoms in prodrome, but no mention of runny/stuffy nose/sneeze

The prodrome: Symptoms are very nonspecific. More importantly, if you were bitten by an animal recently, and you are having symptoms, seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more