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A 34-year-old female asked:

How long it takes the primary infection for the genital herpes to heal in woman? dose it crust in peel ?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 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, it will crust and scab over as it heals. Do not scrape off the crusting. It will heal in time.
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