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Safe period to work out with herpes simplex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello?
Doctor :   hihow can i help you?
User :   i either have herpes simplex or shingles on my face, i have been on famvar for the past 3 days and the sores have scabbed over. When would it be safe to work out and sweat without worry about spreading it further
User :   ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   whats your age and gender?
User :   22 male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   1week to 2week is you should avoid
Doctor :   1 st week is very important
User :   so it can spread through sweat to potentially my eyes and such?
Doctor :   yes
User :   so wait till till the scabs fall off and theres no visible sign?
Doctor :   yes that is better
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