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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
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.
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
What causes a general feeling of malaise, fogginess, with a very mild headache. How to distinguish from Prodrome of migraine?
How do the rates of transmission for hsv1 vary between when a sore is present, during prodrome, and when no sore is present? I
I've been having prodrome herpes symptoms for 2 weeks. Small bumps have been coming and going but no blisters. Is this it? Should I expect blisters?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This could be something else. ...Read more
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
Do herpes vesicles itch? Or should one just experience tingling prodrome and burning/pain during outbreak?
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
Is it possible to have a herpes prodrome 3 days after a potential first exposure? (tingling/burning sensation for the last 12h, no redness/sore yet)
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
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
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
I have had a daily on and off prodrome of tingling on my lip, same spot for several weeks, no sore. Is this a HSV outbreak? How contagious if so?
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