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I can tell you from experience, that there is definitely a distinct odor that accompanies my outbreaks. I have read in several different places where experts say that's not the case, but have seen enough from other people who live with herpes that it exists. It's no fun, and I don't know what the answer is, other than once the lesions heal, it goes away.
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