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How long does it take for herpes to heal

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Some 2-3 weeks...: The natural course of genital herpes is about 2+ to 3 weeks for average healthy persons in assuming no significant additional inflammation, i.e., cell... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Having herpes: It varies, of course. But days rather than weeks since you are on good meds.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
1 to 2 weeks: 1 to 2 weeks for healing.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Some 2 weeks...: Its natural course may take 2-3 weeks to heal, but valacyclovir may shorten its course. Topically, keep the affected area as clean and dry as poss... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
L-Lysine ; Herpes: L-lysine can inhibit outbreaks of herpes, but there are other drugs that can be used to facilitate herpes healing and prevention such as zovirax and v... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Herpes simplex: Primary infections are generally more severe than recurrences and may last up to 10-14 days, although have seen cases more prolonged than that. Yes, ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 31 years experience
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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Aphthous ulcers (AS): or canker sores are open and raw, not vesicles, in the mouth's mucosa, cause unknown They usually heal within t0 days, but rarely last to 40 days, a... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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No: Genital ulcers are not always due to infection. There are diseases such as behcet;s syndrome in which genital ulcers are common. They are also seen in... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
4-5 days: From initial exposure to beginning of symptoms, it averages about a bit less than a week but not everyone gets overt lesions.

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