My boy 5e had a herpes flair-up but it got bad enough to take him to the vet. The bad: His sniffle turned into a bit of scabbing, and the eye goop got frequent enough that I couldn't keep it cleared off. Once at the vet, it turns out that the little bit of gunk in his ears was mites... the Herpes came with a secondary virus 'calicivirus' apparently if you cat has herpes, it probably has this one too... The Vet was also concerned with brown stains in 5e's teeth -- his best opinion is 5e's mom was treated for feline distemper either during pregnancy or just before. the antibiotic tetracycline causes brown stains if given during tooth formation -- go figure /shrug. The good: After everyone in the vet's office had a good look at my kitten (my little celeb!), three prescription medicines , a good job from the vet regarding Lysine (thank you, Sphynx Lair!) The Vet let me know that my guy is in good shape. Because I brought him in early, the vet says I should expect to see remarkable improvement early tomorrow, and no symptoms remaining by the week-end. (fingers crossed) The ugly: nothing ugly here -- just cute Sphynxes..Sphynsis...xs... Kitties!