Is it safe to have sex after a herpes outbreak?

Medical Review by Andrea Eisenberg MD Summary: Having safe sex with herpes means being aware of the risks The herpes virus (HSV) comes in two forms: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Most cases of oral herpes (or cold sores) are caused by HSV-1, whereas most genital herpes are caused by HSV-2. But both types can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, which means you … [Read more...]

The most effective treatments for genital herpes with Lemonaid Health

Medical Review by Andrea Eisenberg MD Summary: Finding a treatment that works for you Managing genital herpes can be challenging and sensitive. However, it is possible to manage it effectively with the right medical advice and treatment options. Lemonaid Health providers prescribe some of the FDA-approved treatments, when appropriate. With Lemonaid Health, you’ll … [Read more...]

Herpes myths debunked | Lemonaid Health

Medical Review by Andrea Eisenberg MD Summary: Understanding the herpes simplex virus The herpes simplex virus is often confusing as it has two main types, HSV-1 and HSV-2 (Painter, 2005). While HSV-1 is commonly associated with oral herpes or cold sores, HSV-2 is usually linked with genital herpes. However, both types can affect different body parts, challenging the … [Read more...]

From cold sores to pimples: your journey to healthy skin & lips

Medical Review by Heidi Moawad MD Summary: Lip blemishes: know the difference Have you ever been in a situation where you were unsure whether the bump on your lips was a cold sore or a pimple? It's common to confuse the two, but did you know they have different causes and treatments? Cold sores, also known as fever blisters, are caused by the herpes simplex virus, … [Read more...]

The most effective treatments for cold sores

Medical review by Heidi Moawad, MD Summary: Cold sores are common—but help is available Cold sores affect millions of Americans, and can cause significant pain and discomfort when they flare up—so it’s useful to know how to treat them. Fortunately, there are many different treatments available for cold sores, so it’s just a matter of knowing which ones are right … [Read more...]