If you are a child (low immunity), you can get herpes from what you describe

Your gp or a sexual health clinic would be the best place to go. Reading your chart, yes, it really sounds like herpes. It hides dormant in your body and can reemerge many years later as shingles. However, this stage is known to be very painful. It felt like we had known each other for years, etc. After the first outbreak, the herpes virus stays in the nerve cells below the skin and becomes inactive.

I understand that the virus can lay dormant after exposure for long periods of time, but everything I have read says that if that is the case, then your initial outbreak (if you have one at all) will be mild, simply because you will have antibodies in your body already. When the crusts fall off, the area is usually not contagious anymore. Genital herpes is caused by either herpes simplex type 1 or herpes simplex type 2. A safer bet is to make sure your partners are disease-free, as best you can. After the first outbreak, HSV stays in the body and becomes inactive. After the first, herpes episodes usually last a day and occur at the same site as the original infection.

You can pass on herpes to someone even when you have no visible blisters or sores. So don’t go to eat directly after buying your swimsuit. The sores may open up, ooze fluid, or bleed; during a first herpes outbreak, they can take from a week to several weeks to heal. Even during this first outbreak, the infection is usually limited to one part of the body. HSV-2 is almost always spread by sexual contact and causes genital herpes with painful lesions around the vulva, cervix, anus, and penis. The diagnosis may be confirmed by viral culture or detecting herpes DNA in fluid from blisters.


The size of the book is 38 pages, which provides useful knowledge about the herpes disease and its treatment. I don’t have very frequent outbreaks, so I chose not to take acyclovir, which DOES cross the placenta, though (I believe) it’s not known how it affects the fetus. Shingles is a recurrence of chickenpox and in the elderly it may cause painful nerve damage. 1 or 2 weeksand as late as 3 weeksafter contact with an infected person. Hope my answer helps. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus.

Fortunately, babies of mothers with long-standing herpes infections have a natural protection against the virus. People whose immune systems don’t work properly, such as people with HIV, can have severe outbreaks that are long-lasting. Symptoms of an Outbreak; How Long Until Symptoms Appear? These pre-outbreak signs are classified as prodrome, a term used to describe the period moments or days before blisters or lesions typically appear. The Sunland Derby and Sunland Park Oaks, scheduled for March 20, are being renamed. Like do I just walk into a health department and ask?

It can take 2-12 days for symptoms to develop after being exposed. author of the letter: I need a way to tell my partner I have an STD. If you have a history of herpes but do not have an outbreak at the time of delivery, you may be able to have a vaginal birth without risk to the baby. Computed tomographic scans of the chest and magnetic resonance images of the brain were within normal limits. Some triggers that people describe include sun exposure, lack of sleep, alcohol use, stressful events and skin irritation. How long after contact with a person with herpes simplex will it be before I get symptoms?

This virus can be spread by skin-to-skin contact with an adult who carries the virus. I just got told i have herpes yesterday i have had symptoms since monday eve and even ended up in hospital been told i have a really bad urine infection. Next Article: Clinical manifestations of genital herpes differ between the first and recurrent outbreaks of HSV. Dr. Until the first outbreak I got tested, same as my ex. While menses MAY trigger a herpes outbreaks, the opposite is NOT true.

If you have oral herpes, you should avoid contact with newborn babies. The first outbreak of herpes is often associated with a longer duration of herpetic lesions, increased viral shedding (making HSV transmission more likely) and systemic symptoms including fever, body aches, swollen lymph nodes, and headache.