Prior to an outbreak, individuals may also experience prodromal symptoms such as an itching sensation beneath the skin or redness of the skin.
Additional symptoms of an infection outbreak also include: Eventually, these blisters will rupture as open sores or shallow ulcers that will be painful to touch.
Over the next 1 to 2 weeks, the ulcers will become crusted and begin to heal without any scarring.
Women may also experience pain or difficulty urinating, and foul smelling discharge if herpes blisters are present inside the vagina.
Hiding in our closets around things like this just adds to the mis-information, the fear, and the pain of dealing with something that, in this case, is sooooo much less of a big deal than people are making it out to be.These medicines also decrease the number of days you can spread the virus (are contagious).Antiviral medicines work best when they are taken as soon as symptoms are noticed.The following was what I wrote as my "Coming Out" open letter to my friends and anyone else who may want to read it... Even though I can take antivirals to reduce their risk. So it you get those sores on your lips, welcome to the club!Even though, with the anti-virals, their risk of contracting Herpes from me is the same as their chance of dying in a car accident this year. I met a guy who seemed to have all the qualities I might like in a partner..least as far as one can tell so early in a relationship. To reduce the social stigma of Herpes and other STD's. Just make sure you don't kiss/have oral sex in the future if you have any chance of having an outbreak please.