Dating herpescold sores contagious

Researchers have made the first vaccine that protects against genital herpes.But there is a major catch: It works only in women and only if they have never had cold sores. Until now, no vaccine has ever been shown to work in one sex but not the other.The sores form a crust and dry up some seven to ten days later.Repeated attacks may occur because the virus burrows deep under the skin and “hibernates.” Sunlight, emotional upset, and illness may awaken the virus and lead to new blisters.Treatment with acyclovir should be started as soon as possible after the first appearance of symptoms (such as tingling, burning, blisters).Herpes infections are contagious and you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with acyclovir.

Under normal conditions, the herpes simplex virus is dormant.

Acyclovir is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, such as genital herpes, cold sores, shingles, and chicken pox.

Acyclovir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

That would ensure no active virus is left in the sore by fight night.

That would ensure no active virus is left in the sore by fight night. I was thinking the same thing, that chit is highly contagious when active its like a volcanic eruption the puss is coming out too.

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