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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can a hsv outbreak last for 3 month? i have itchy burning bumps around mouth that seem to have spread to the nose, cheeks and neck. but dr says acne.

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Weeks not months: This is unlikely to be herpes. HSV outbreaks typically last for weeks, not months.
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Last updated Aug 11, 2014

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