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A 34-year-old female asked:

The doctor diagnose me with genital herpes , and i took medication.is it possible for the sore to disappear suddenly or it should crust and peel first?

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Dr. Lane Childs
Urology 34 years experience
Slow resolution : These lesions do not suddenly disappear. They slowly dry up, inflammation resolves, and the lesions gradually resolve.
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Any of the above: Disappearance immediately is unlikely and slow healing in a few days is moire probable. In the meantime you should nor have sexual intercourse until all lesions are gone and even then it is possible to have a recurrence for no apparent reason and even infect your sexual partner even is the skin looks "normal". Condoms are essential and oral sex has risks of also infecting your partner.

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Last updated Mar 9, 2014

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