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A 42-year-old female asked:

How long does herpes outbreak last?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Depends.: First outbreak averages 19 days. Subsequent average 10. Tend to get less lengthy and symptomatic with time.

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