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When do outbreaks happen when you have herpes?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Many herpes viruses exist: hsv(genital/oral); vzv(chicken pox & shingles);ebv(mono) & others.
Everyone is at risk for initial infection with these.A 2nd outbreak (reactivation) occurs when your immune system (i.S.) is weak. I.S. Weakness occurs with illness, insufficient sleep, mental/emotional/physical stress, aging, cancer, i.S. Suppressing medicine & hiv. A vaccine to reduce VZV outbreaks exists.

In brief: It depends

Many herpes viruses exist: hsv(genital/oral); vzv(chicken pox & shingles);ebv(mono) & others.
Everyone is at risk for initial infection with these.A 2nd outbreak (reactivation) occurs when your immune system (i.S.) is weak. I.S. Weakness occurs with illness, insufficient sleep, mental/emotional/physical stress, aging, cancer, i.S. Suppressing medicine & hiv. A vaccine to reduce VZV outbreaks exists.
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not predictable

This can happen at any time.
Usually occurs at times of high stress or poor health. Are you on prophylactic medication? May be an option if not. No crystal ball. Good luck! the gift that keeps on giving has a mind of it's own.

In brief: Not predictable

This can happen at any time.
Usually occurs at times of high stress or poor health. Are you on prophylactic medication? May be an option if not. No crystal ball. Good luck! the gift that keeps on giving has a mind of it's own.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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