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Doctor insights on: What Does An Outbreak Of Herpes Look Like

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Why after 8 mths of being with my partner would I get an outbreak of herpes?

Why after 8 mths of being with my partner would I get an outbreak of herpes?

Can be dormant: a person can be contagious even if they are not having an outbreak of herpes since it can be dormant in their skin. The only other question is has there been any infidelity? ...Read more

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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Are there certain creams that prevent an outbreak of herpes?

Are there certain creams that prevent an outbreak of herpes?

Pills do, not creams: Cold sores are caused by herpes viruses which reside inside your body/nerve. The currently available creams/topicals can only treat, not preventing it. There are few pills you can take to suppress the frequency/severity of these outbreaks. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet. If you have frequent recurrences, consult doc for eval and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had an outbreak of herpes in May.My gyno tested me for HIV & syphilis-it was negative. why are symptoms of herpes-HIV the same? should i be worried?

I had an outbreak of herpes in May.My gyno tested me for HIV & syphilis-it was negative. why are symptoms of herpes-HIV the same? should i be worried?

Genital herpes: Is caused by a virus. You may find that this will be helped by taking a supplement of the amino acid lysine. I suggest that you research this for yourself. ...Read more

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I've got an outbreak of herpes on my chin. It hasn't affected my lips. If I put a plaster over it, can I still kiss?

I've got an outbreak of herpes on my chin. It hasn't affected my lips. If I put a plaster over it, can I still kiss?

Still be careful: Herpes spread by direct contact, especially if active lesions are present. You should be careful to avoid ALL contact with others to avoid spreading the disease. ...Read more

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Is it common for an outbreak of herpes on the inside of the leg to become dark and bruised?

Is it common for  an outbreak of herpes on the inside of the leg to become dark and bruised?

Probably not herpes: Herpes outbreaks can occur in that area, but it's uncommon; and herpes usually doesn't appear dark or bruised. See a doctor -- but probably this isn't herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Before & after an outbreak of herpes I've had rough leathery skin on the head of my penis. Flakes and peels after masturbation. Raw & red after peelin?

Before & after an outbreak of herpes I've had rough leathery skin on the head of my penis. Flakes and peels after masturbation. Raw & red after peelin?

Not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause symptoms like this. Whether or not you actually have genital herpes, something else is causing the "leathery" appearance, flaking, and peeling. See your doctor, or preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more