2 doctors weighed in:

Once you have herpes do you have it forever? Please help?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

A certain percentage of herpes infected will have the virus take up permanent residence in the nervous system - there to break out on the skin or eye in the future under the proper conditions.
We do not know the percentage of people who carry this so the answer is some have it forever and others do not.

In brief: Possibly

A certain percentage of herpes infected will have the virus take up permanent residence in the nervous system - there to break out on the skin or eye in the future under the proper conditions.
We do not know the percentage of people who carry this so the answer is some have it forever and others do not.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Read more answers from doctors