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Old 04-05-2005, 08:04 PM   #1
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herpes 2 oral and sun

just was diagnosed two mos ago, had first outbreak when I was skiing with my kid and went out today in the sun and park,(not used to restrictions) feels like another ob coming-- does that make sense? In other words, have you had experience with sun provoking outbreaks --should I try to stay out of the sun entirely? AND
if recurrences are rarewith herpes 2 oral--this seems awfully soon NO?
a month later to have a reccurrencargh
I really hated valtrex and dont want to go back on


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Old 04-07-2005, 04:45 PM   #2
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Re: herpes 2 oral and sun

Yes, exposure to the sun can trigger an outbreak (at least in people with oral herpes). Try sunscreen, it should help.

Old 04-08-2005, 12:29 PM   #3
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Re: herpes 2 oral and sun

You don't have to stay out of the sun... try a lip balm or makeup with sunscreen in it, make sure to reapply with every couple hours of exposure.

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