How do I know if I may be developing a genital herpes outbreak?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Oftentimes, people who have genital herpes will be able to tell when an outbreak is going to occur. A tingling sensation or slight pain in the genital area may begin a couple of days before the blisters and sores begin to surface. If you experience these symptoms, using an antiviral medication right away can help to manage the outbreak and heal your sores faster.

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