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how long does it take for a herpes outbreak to clear up

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Everyone isdifferent: If you start the medication right at the first sign of an outbreak(tingling/burning/pain/feverish) you have a better chance of a quick clearing. Usual ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
1 to 2 weeks: 1 to 2 weeks for healing.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Unusual: It is unusual for herpes to last this long. Either the diagnosis is wrong or there is severe immunodeficiency. Since you haven't said that you have an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends.: First outbreak averages 19 days. Subsequent average 10. Tend to get less lengthy and symptomatic with time.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Charmoy
35 years experience Dentistry
Oral herpes: Oral herpes will last 10-14 days there are some medications you can get from your doctor that you can apply at first sign the prod tonal sign applying ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: The duration of symptoms with an outbreak is 7-10 days with a range of 2 to 21 days, but those outside values are unusual. Yes they will clear withou ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Up to 1 week: You can have pain up to 1 week if additional complications dont develop.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Approximately: 7-10 days , u need to call your gyn to get on Valtrex (valacyclovir) asap it will lessen the duration.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brendan Carroll
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2-3 weeks: Typically, the first outbreak is the worst. Symptoms usually resolve in 2-3 weeks. Skin pain may last as long as 6 weeks.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience Infectious Disease
Less with chronicity: The first episode of herpes simplex is usually the most severe, with recurrence, symptoms are usually less severe and last shorter

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