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On average, how long will a primary herpes outbreak last ?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
Approximately: 7-10 days , u need to call your gyn to get on Valtrex (valacyclovir) asap it will lessen the duration.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

On average, how long will a herpes outbreak last and what are the symptoms?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
2-3 weeks: The earliest symptoms of herpes zoster, which include headache, fever, and malaise, are nonspecific. These symptoms are commonly followed by sensations of burning pain, itching, hyperesthesia, or paresthesia .The pain may be mild too extreme in the affected area , with sensations that are often described as stinging, tingling, aching, numbing or throbbing pain.
Last updated Feb 18, 2015

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