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Category: Urology
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Experience:  Consultant Family physician with special interest in dermatology at Rehman Medical Institute
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Me and my boyfriend have recently started getting genitile

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Hi me and my boyfriend have recently started getting genitile herpes outbreaks .. we never had any untill a few months ago and now we are having 2 outbreaks a month .. what is your advice on this
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Zovirax 5 times a day for 5 days when there is an outbreak
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  sofia khan replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for contacting Justanswer.

My name is***** khan. I am board certified family physician with specialist training in dermatology. I shall try and help you today with your query.

Let me have a quick read through and I’ll get back to you shortly.

Expert:  sofia khan replied 1 year ago.

what kind of infection are you getting? are these mostly sores or are these warts?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They are sores/blisters
Expert:  sofia khan replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear about your symptoms. it must be painful.

unfortunately, some people do suffer from recurrent outbreaks of herpes. it depends to a great extent on your immune system. on average, people who have frequent outbreaks can have 4-5 outbreaks a year but then it gradually calms down and the frequency gets low. also, there is no vaccine or other medications to cause a washout of this virus from your skin.

you can just keep the sores or blisters covered when they are in active stage to prevent spread of infection.

it would be a good idea to have blood test done including hepatitis and HIv on the screen for completion.

keep your life style healthy to reduce frequency of outbreaks.