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Far too many women suffer from chronic breast boils and/or abscesses, and find them so embarrassing that they try to treat this painful condition without seeking medical help. While you can self-treat the occasional “pimple” around or under your breast, severe and chronic infections demand a doctor’s care. Remember those teenage years, when every pimple was a crisis? Something you anguished about, hid with Cover Girl, and worked to prevent with various overpriced skin cleansers? Fortunately, those embarrassing days eventually pass – for most of us. But for some, the problem appears in a new, and potentially even more embarrassing area: Your breasts. And it’s much more serious. Hidradenitis suppurativa is an acne-related skin condition that can manifest as chronic infections (boils) or abscesses around and on the breast – particularly in the crease underneath. Not only is this condition painful and potentially embarrassing; it can be chronic, reappearing ...
What is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the
herpes simplex viruses (HSV) type 1 and type 2. Most genital herpes
is caused by HSV type 2.
Most people have no or minimal symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2
infection. When symptoms do occur, they usually appear as one or
more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters
break, leaving ulcers or tender sores that may take up to four
weeks to heal. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or
Although the infection can stay in the body forever, the number
of outbreaks usually decreases over a period of years. You can pass
genital herpes to someone else even when you experience no
How common is genital herpes?
About 45 million Americans, age 12 and older have genital
herpes. Its estimated that up to one million people become
infected each year. Genital Herpes (HSV-2) is more common in women
How can I get genital herpes?
Herpes is a virus that can be...
I had my first HSV-1 outbreak one year and 9 months ago. I did not have any outbreaks during that time until recently when I have had three outbreaks in the last five weeks. Any idea as to why now I am having reactivations and several within a short time span? If you are having more frequent outbreaks of herpes , keep a diary or log of activities in your life that may be triggering them. Some possible triggers and what to do include: Local irritation. For some, friction from sex irritates the skin, triggering an outbreak. Experts recommend using a water-based lubricant to reduce irritation to prevent this. NOTE: avoid nonoxynol-9 and oil-based lubricants. The former can cause vaginal irritation, the latter, weakens condoms making them likely to break. Menstrual period. We don't know why, but the onset of your period may trigger a herpes outbreak. Immune system problems. ...
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