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oral herpes incubation period

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
2-12 days: Incubation period: For HSV-1, the amount of time between contact with the virus and the appearance of symptoms, the incubation period, is two to 12 da ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies, but few days: The incubation period varies from 2 to 20 days (depending on the source). Most lesions probably occur between 5-7 days after exposure.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. PRADIP SHAH
40 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can take antiviral meds for herpes for prevention and treatment
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Washing usually helps: Viruses gain access through any open skin wound. If you have a cut or an insect bite it is a potential portal of entry for any type of virus to set up ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually 6-8 days: After exposure.
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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
A week: If you do a blood test you are likely to find that you already have the virus without any diagnostic symptoms. If this is the case you are immune. Cat ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: Herpes is not a likely cause of your bf's symptoms. Herpes rarely causes tingling, back pain, or groin symptoms without genital outbreaks: urban ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: Many patients do not recall getting a cold sore but test positive for hsv.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
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Yes and No: Herpes labialis or herpetic gingivostomatisis has phases of outbreaks and remissions. The latest treatment modality is the use of lasers and has been ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
The virus will alway: Be present, but the clusters will go away. You will continue to experience clusters throughout your life - comes and goes. See your dentist or physi ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Oral Herpes: A cold sore is a lesion w blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It is teaming w herpes simplex ... Read More

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