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How long does a herpes rash last

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Herpes simplex: Typically from 7-10 days but this can be quite variable with the individual infected.

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 36 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeannine Weiss
Pediatric Dentistry 28 years experience
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 9 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Anything: If you want the answer, let us know what your symptoms are.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Herpes: Small blisters clustered on a red patch.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Herpes spreads by contact. It is not unusual for a cold sore to spread to other parts of the face by touch or saliva, such as to the chin, cheek and ... Read More

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