Help!!! herpes outbreak


Q: I was diagnosed with herpes about 10 years go, this is the first time i am having a recurrent outbreak that just wont go away, gets a bit better then starts all over again.. its been 30 plus days is this normal?

Symptoms:  Blisters, pain urinating

A:   Thank you for your question. Recurrent herpes outbreaks are not uncommon, and may be due to the fact that this is your very first outbreak. We recommend that continue with your antiviral medication (Valtrex), and report back to your doctor should this outbreak does not resolve within the next 7-10 days. Once this outbreak clears, you may need to consider taking a suppressive medication which can be taken daily to prevent outbreaks. This needs to be discussed with your doctor after a thorough examination is performed to determine your candidacy for this medication.

Thank you for consulting

Related Q&A

Q: I'm 26 165 lbs fit, uncircumcised and I have some redness that's tingly on the head of my penis. Could it be STD rela...

Q: Hello. I am recently divorced and looking to date again. I also get cold sores (HSV1). My husband was also my first ...

Q: I had unprotected oral and protected vaginal sex with a sex worker. I had unprotected vaginal sex with my wife ( who...

Q: Hi, I have a friend who is claiming that she received a series of infections after we (accidentally) had unprotected ...

Q: I have blisters on the shaft of my penis? I have had a sti check after the last time I had sex and I had chalmidea bu...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon