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Charlotte Grayson, M.D.

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Charlotte Grayson, M.D., is an internist in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. She is a 1995 graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency in 1998 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Previously, Dr. Grayson was Senior Medical Editor for a leading healthcare content company. She frequently speaks to the media about health, appearing on Fox News and CNN and contributing to TIME, Real Simple, Women’s Health, and WebMD magazines.

Latest by Charlotte Grayson, M.D.

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Common Signs and Symptoms of Herpes

How did I get herpes? Did my partner cheat? Or did I have it before the relationship? How long can herpes stay dormant? These are some of the questions that people newly diagnosed with genital herpes ask. Here’s what we know about how this infection ...

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Why Your Annual Physical Is Key if You Have Herpes

How time slips by. It’s already March and I’m just now finishing scheduling the medical and dental appointments for my family. It’s a good idea to check in with a physician on an annual basis to make sure that you’re in the best of health, particular...

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Get the Latest on New Genital Herpes Medications

Herpes medications are generally safe, whether you are taking herpes antiviral medication to treat an outbreak or you’re taking daily suppressive therapy. But like all medications, the herpes antiviral DO have side effects. Here’s what you need to kn...

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What to Know About Genital Bumps, Sores, and Ulcers in Men

About once or twice a month, I see a young male in his late teens or early 20s who come to me to evaluate a bump or lesion on his penis. Interestingly, many of these men have sought evaluation before and STILL don’t know what they have. Here are the ...

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Lumps and Bumps Near the Vagina: What Are They?

No one wants to discover a lump or bump down there, but many causes are not serious and easily treated.

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Five questions to ask your doctor about suppressive therapy

I see a lot of patients who take suppressive therapy with no clear understanding of why they are taking it, what the goals are of suppressive therapy and most concerning … taking the WRONG dose I also see patients who suffer through multiple terrible ...

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How to Find a Doctor If You Have Herpes

So many times, I see patients who have sought me out after experiencing symptoms of herpes for the first time. They are scared and often misinformed or poorly informed. My goal during our visits is to provide them with reassurance, correct informatio...

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10 Tips to Reduce Herpes Outbreaks

Whether you are feeling the pinch yourself or know someone who is, everyone knows that these are tough times, economically. Add to that the expense of holiday shopping, the excesses of holiday celebrations and the emotional baggage of dealing with st...

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How to Tell Your Partner You Have an STD

The time has come. You’re dating a great guy and you think that things may soon lead to the bedroom. But, being responsible, you know you’ve got to have “the talk” before things go any further. This has got to be a difficult scenario to face. After a...

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Genital Herpes and Depression

I see it every week: A person who is sad, having difficulty functioning or concentrating, crying frequently. Some have anxiety, other feel achy all over, still others sleep too much or too little. Most say that they feel utterly alone. This is depres...