Herpes - what it is, how to prevent it, and how to treat it
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Are there any symptoms?
  • Most people with herpes don’t get symptoms, or get such mild symptoms, that they’re never diagnosed
  • Those who do get symptoms may notice tingling, itching or pain on the skin followed by blisters that break and then scab over
  • The first episode tends to be the worst and may include flu-like symptoms as well as painful sores, which can take a few days or weeks to heal
  • There is no cure for herpes and symptoms can reoccur, but antiviral medication can prevent or decrease symptoms


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