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A 18-year-old female asked:

How long can a first herpes out break last ? it has been 7days since the bumps appeared , how much longer will i suffer?

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Dr. Brad Douglas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
See below: This can last weeks to months in some of the patients I have seen you will need a prescription to possibly two medications.
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A member asked:
4 painless white bumps on my gumline. 2 are gone but another showed up. Dentist told me they were herpes, but they've lasted over a month. What r they?
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Dr. Debi Williams
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Symptoms: itching/burning first & then small pimple like bump near itching sites. 1 not multiple bumps at sites bumps don't hurt or itch. Is it herpes?
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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Possibly: You'll need to see your doctor for an evaluation to find out specifically what's going on.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Unknown: Herpes bumps don't last for over a month and a lab result takes less than a week. Show it to either a gynecologist or dermatologist.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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