I just started using Latisse and had a genital herpes outbreak around the same time (I haven't had an outbreak in 2 years). Are they correlated? or is it just coincidence?
Can Latisse Cause a Genital Herpes Outbreak?
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Latisse and herpes - coincidence
There are several things that cause cause a genital herpes outbreak, but latisse is not one of them. Typical triggers include: illness, stress, hormonal changes, ultraviolet light, trauma to the skin.
Latisse and Herpes
This is just a coincidence, there is no correlation and no possible way they could be related since you said it's genital herpes.
Latisse and genital herpes
Assuming you are applying Latisse to the eyelashes and not to the genital area, it is just a coincidence.
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If you had said that you had an outbreak of ocular herpes [yes, it does exist], then I would be somewhat concerned. But any correlation with genital herpes would be coincidence. It doesn't hurt to ask the Allergan customer service contact to see if there have ever been any other reports of this.