Worried you have Herpes Outbreak Symptoms?

Here's some signs to look for in herpes outbreak symptoms.

Herpes outbreaks are often not recognized which is why it gets passed on so quickly through society.

These simple things to look for will help you recognize and identify symptoms of herpes outbreak in you or your partner.

This is useful so you can avoid having sex during this time and passing on the virus to someone else.

These are just common signs and symptoms of a Herpes outbreak and genital herpes outbreaks.

Disclaimer: Information on this page is not meant to be replacement for a proper diagnosis from a doctor or a blood test. 

Common Signs and Symptoms of a Herpes Outbreak

1) Most herpes symptoms are not recognized. 

Up to 25% of the U.S population have genital herpes, with up to 70% in urban areas like Los Angeles where I live. 

But 50-60% don't even know they have genital herpes because they have minimal symptoms or don't have herpes outbreaks at all.

Why is this a problem? The problem is that you or your partner could have Oral Herpes or Genital Herpes and not know it. Thereby passing it on to the other person. 

This is how most people get Herpes!! They kiss or have sexual contact with a partner who doesn't know they have symptoms of genital herpes or oral herpes.

Herpes Outbreak Symptoms

2) Early Herpes Outbreak Symptoms. Here's some early herpes symptoms to look for:

  • Itching or redness in skin
  • General aching in the skin
  • Fever-like symptoms
  • Low energy

3) Typical Herpes Outbreak Symptoms. Herpes outbreaks have fairly typical symptoms:

  • Redness, itchiness, and irritation of the skin.
  • Small blisters filled with liquid and pus. Normally there are clusters of these herpes blisters.
  • Lots of redness irritation around the blisters.
  • A crusting of the blisters as they begin drying up.

4) Location of Oral Herpes Outbreak. Oral Herpes or HSV-1 will usually have a herpes outbreak:

  • On the lips
  • Around the lips
  • Not in the mouth (usually that's a canker sore)

5) Location of Genital Herpes Outbreak. Genital herpes outbreaks will usually occur:

  • On the penis, or on scrotum for men.
  • On labia, inside or around the vagina for women.
  • Anywhere around the groin area, on buttocks, or inner legs.
  • You could also have genital herpes outbreaks on the lower back.

Please visit some of the other pages at symptoms of herpes to help learn about other symptoms of herpes.

If You Have Herpes Outbreak Symptoms..

Well if you have or see any of these symptoms on yourself or your partner..

Go get tested! See a doctor and get a Herpes test, preferably a blood test.

Or tell your partner they must go get tested!

The best time to see a doctor is when you have some Outbreak Symptoms! 

That way the doctor can best identify what you have.

Page last updated: January 8, 2014


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