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What are warning signs of a herpes outbreak?

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Many people with recurrent herpes get warning signals up to 48 hours before an outbreak:

  • Tingling, itching, or pain at the blister site
  • Pain running down into the buttocks or to the knees

SOURCES:

CDC: "Genital Herpes -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Genital Herpes."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 30, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Genital Herpes -- CDC Fact Sheet."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Genital Herpes."

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on March 30, 2019

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