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how long it takes for herpes scabs to clear up

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This is highly variable, as is the duration of active lesions. If they are not going away within a week or two of disappearance of the symptoms, chec ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Gradual resolution, but possible recurrence of shingles or cold sores! The virus is active and surfaces periodically.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Cold sores: In general, most herpes sores will scab and approach resolution within 10-14 days.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
20 years experience Dentistry
Never for sure: There is no way to tell for sure. Some people shed the virus all the time, even when they do not have a cold sore, while cold sores are most contagiou ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
14 years experience Urgent Care
Herpes: Yes it can.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Probably not, unless your doctor intends to prophylax you against future outbreaks. Talk to them and find out why.
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes? Shingles?: If "lesions" means blisters or sores and rash is recent (a few days) and not long lasting, I would be more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). Gen ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: it could be either. It is time to go get tested.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Evaluation would: be required to provide a response that is accurate.
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A male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and yes: Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. ... Read More
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