There is not a correlation between moderate alcohol and herpes outbreaks.
Many drink more when they are stressed and it is the stress that isn't helpful and to compound the strain on the body with excess alcohol also is not helpful. For some people this combination might be enough to contribute to an outbreak. A quiet beer to reduce stress is actually pretty helpful!
Understood however I have solve problems that involve millions of dollars these problem my team saw no solution yet sometimes I prayed and lost plenty of sleep but solved them I also learnt that we analysed too deep which caused us to over look the simple solutions
A primary outbreak needs to happen within 2 weeks of infection, or it is no longer classified as a primary outbreak, but a recurrent.
Yes absolutely, having HSV-1 takes the edge off a HSV-2 infection for a lot of people. It would seem enough for them to miss the outbreak but more likely enough not to worry about a doctors visit.
In your case, yes a mild HSV-2 infection is entirely possible, quite common actually.
I am not in the camp that a primary infection is asymptomatic, I believe there is nearly always something.
Hence I'd suggest if you have genital HSV, it is HSV-2 and a recent infection. That's where the odds are in any event.
Does anyone have experience with drinking beer and outbreaks? I gave up alcohol for most of this year, but whenever I have a gig, I'm normally showered with drinks and a beer or two helps ease my mind as I ease into my set.
If I HAVE to, I'll give it up, but it'd be nice to have a beer or two without fear.
I tend to go for dark beers like a Guinness, or a Heineken as a last resort.
Can having HSV1 orally cause 1) HSV2 to lay dormant in your body for longer before primary outbreak and/or 2) cause a less severe "classic" HSV2 primary ob?
I have oral HSV1 and am awaiting swab and blood work for a single genital lesion. My symptoms have not been severe and the doctor told me today that it didn't sound like I was having or had in the past a primary ob. I believe I have genital herpes, I thought her assuming I was not having a primary outbreak was uncalled for simply based on the severity of my symptoms.
I'm interested also if having HSV1 orally (which apparently builds antibodies of some sort) would give the virus more of a chance to lie dormant, meaning this is an old infection, even if I am having my first ob.
My advice: stop looking at pictures online, stop thinking about whether you have it or not. You're going to get the swab test results back and life will go on, whether you are positive or not. Eat and focus on taking care of yourself. Do things that you like. There's a saying that yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift - that's why it's called the present.
Yes, all signs point to a recent HSV-2 infection from the person you had sex with in June.
Valtrex is optional. It is up to you as to whether you think you need to control an unacceptable level of outbreaks or provide additional protection to a partner who doesn't have HSV-2.