What Does Herpes Look Like?

What Does Herpes Look Like?

Because of the different stages of a herpes outbreak, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what herpes look like. In the initial stages, herpes can look like whitehead, or a zit, that you would find anywhere else on your body. Embarrassingly enough, the first time I encountered herpes was on my leg, and I thought I […]

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Are Cold Sores Actually Herpes?

Are Cold Sores Actually Herpes?

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As many as 80% of the U.S. population get cold sores, but many do not know, or equate that cold sores is also know as HSV-1, or oral herpes. In fact, many people contract HSV-1 in their childhood or teens, through social kissing from a family member or boyfriend/girlfriend and not think anything about it. […]

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What Are The Symptoms of a Herpes Outbreak?

What Are The Symptoms of a Herpes Outbreak?

The symptoms for a herpes outbreak may depend on the type. The herpes virus comes in two strains, HSV-1, which is oral herpes, aka coldsores, and HSV-2, which is gential herpes. As we know, herpes is contracted by skin to skin contact. In most people infected with the herpes virus, their first outbreak usually happens […]

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Help My Herpes Outbreaks Don't Stop

Help My Herpes Outbreaks Don’t Stop

Have you ever had herpes outbreaks that just seem to pop up one after another and never go away? Generally speaking, herpes outbreaks occur 4 times a year and as time goes on, our immune system builds up a resistance and that number may go down. However, there are many things that can trigger an […]

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How to Tell Your Potential Partners You Have Herpes

How to Tell Your Potential Partners You Have Herpes

One of the single most difficult things that a person with herpes can face in a relationship is “The Talk.” In fact, I personally know a few individuals that have genital herpes that almost avoid relationships altogether, because they don’t want to have to divulge it. Personally, I don’t think anyone needs to go to […]

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Is Herpes Considered A Pre-Existing Condition?

Is Herpes Considered A Pre-Existing Condition?

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If you currently have herpes and are looking to buy health insurance, you do need to know that depending on the type, HSV-1 or HSV-2, a health provider may turn you down. Insurance companies have a list of what is considered pre-existing conditions, and they may down coverage because they feel it will cost more […]

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Is There A Cure For Herpes?

Is There A Cure For Herpes?

Regardless of the claims that companies may have, unfortunately, at this time, there is no known cure for HSV, aka herpes. Most people with the condition are tired of suffering with the outbreaks that it causes. There are simple procedures that you do help the healing process of herpes, but there is no definite cure […]

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