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how long does a herpes rash last

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Typically from 7-10 days but this can be quite variable with the individual infected.

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tubbs
22 years experience Family Medicine
Not recommended: Herpes virus is very contagious. If you have no choice but to have physical contact with others it MUST be completely covered.
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, classic lesions are blisters, but I have seen it cause anything from rashes to bullae (large fluid-filled blisters). However, it is important to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rashes: Hand rashes could be from many other causes such as contact dermatitis, allergic reaction to soup, other chemicals or eczema . See a doctor if you ha ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Too soon: Second reply: misread your question at first, thought you asked if rash could APPEAR in a day, not diseappear. Sorry. Herpes doesn't really caus ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Blisters/ulcers: A herpetic rash usually begins with a 'premonition' or a burning sensation. One or more small blisters and redness follow (this is the rash). The bl ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeannine Weiss
27 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Not likely.: Herpetic lesions like most sores take longer than a week to heal . However, there are medications on the market that are called antiviral medications ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Location, pain etc.: Herpes hurts! if it is a painful rash made up of little blisters on a red base, this may be herpes, particularly if it is on your lip or genital area. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience Dermatology
Location, pain etc.: Herpes hurts! if it is a painful rash made up of little blisters on a red base, this may be herpes, particularly if it is on your lip or genital area. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Anything: If you want the answer, let us know what your symptoms are.
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