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There are two types of herpes. One is commonly known as oral herpes (cold sores) and one is commonly known as genital herpes. If you have either of these types of herpes, it is highly contagious. Furthermore, if you have herpes, it will stay in your body forever. It can be dormant in your body, but herpes symptoms can be triggered into outbreaks and is often triggered by sun exposure.

There are several theories as to why sun exposure triggers your herpes outbreaks.

The best way to combat a herpes outbreak is to apply sunscreen before you are exposed to UV rays. We know that UV radiation can suppress your immune system and it also includes the portions that combat viruses.

Oral herpes cold sores are an eye sore, and taking measures to keep them dormant are key. Here are some ways you can protect your skin from UV rays this summer.

  • Wear lip balms with built-in sunscreen.
  • Wear a wide brim hat to act as a shade over your face.
  • Apply sunscreen to your face.

If you have herpes, or suspect that you do, contact Atlanta Herpes Treatment Experts today at Medical Dermatology Specialists. Dr. Jamie Weisman is a nationally recognized board certified dermatologist who leads the thriving research and medical dermatology practice with strong expertise and years of experience in treating patients with issues such as herpes. Call her office today.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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Contact Medical Dermatology Specialists

If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Sat - Sun: Closed

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