A member asked:

How long after contact with a person with oral herpes does the first initial outbreak occur. ive recently started dating a girl and we made out, couple days later i had a fever and lip blisters, im trying to figure out if it was from her. thank you.

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

Ora herpes: Symptoms usually start 3-5 days after exposure; 2 days is a bit early but might occur. With fever and if you have many sores and maybe sore throat, probably it's a new infection. It seems likely your kissing partner is the source -- but probably not her fault; she may not know she has it. Discuss with her -- she might need exam and testing. Or if you caught it elsewhere, maybe you put her at risk.

Answered 9/5/2020



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