Hi, and thanks for your question
Most people do not experience the whole body symptoms of fever and aches with recurrent (repeat) outbreaks. Area-specific symptoms such as itching, tingling skin or sores are the most common symptoms.
You may still feel a bit tired or unwell during a second or subsequent outbreak but it is unlikely to be as severe as the first time. Getting plenty of rest, eating a healthy diet, and maintaining a low stress level are all things that can help you get through an outbreak, and indeed can help keep new outbreaks away in the first place as these things contribute to a healthy, strong immune system.
If you haven’t had a chance yet, I would encourage you to have a look at our Herpes: Patient’s Guide. It’s quite comprehensive, but there is lots of helpful info for you to look at as needed.
Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns. Health Nurse