How long do herpes outbreaks last?
Nov08

How long do herpes outbreaks last?

People usually discover that they have herpes when they develop lesions in the genital area. For many, the first infection is the longest (up to 6 weeks) and the most painful, frequently accompanied by fever. After this first infection, some may never experience another outbreak and others may experience many. It seems to be quite random, especially when you consider that when people are given blood tests, it would appear that many...

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Herpes Diet
Nov07

Herpes Diet

The herpes virus cannot be completely eliminated from your body but there are strategies and treatments you can use to reduce the outbreaks or never have an outbreak again. Herpes can be controlled to some extent by an appropriate diet, without the side effects of medication. A herpes diet is a specially designed food diet which can be useful and very effective in fighting the herpes virus. Patients are specifically recommended to...

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Are you worried about herpes rash on the buttocks?

Just because the lesions and sores did not appear anywhere in the genital area does not mean that you do not have genital herpes. In fact, many people have mistaken their herpes rash on buttocks for something else, like an allergy, a yeast infection or psoriasis. Anyone can be at risk of getting a herpes rash on the buttocks. Not only is spreading of the viruses – HSV-1 and HSV-2 – possible through sexual transmission, one can also...

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Can You Die From Herpes?
Nov07

Can You Die From Herpes?

Herpes itself is not life threatening to the person that has it. It is a localized viral skin infection – no more of a problem than a cold sore on the mouth. Besides causing outbreaks, the virus doesn’t do any harm itself. It IS highly stigmatized socially, and that is the main problem for sufferers. However, having (genital) herpes is linked to an increased risk of contracting the following conditions: AIDS: The Herpes...

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Can You Donate Blood if You Have Herpes and Other Common Questions

When you discover you have the herpes virus it can throw up a lot of questions. Whether it’s HSV1 or HSV2, you might feel yourself confused about your next steps. As there isn’t yet a cure for herpes and it is highly contagious when active, you might feel like there are some activities that you can no longer partake in however this might not be the case. Let’s look at some of the most common questions. Can You Donate Blood if You Have...

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