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There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
See below: If the person is your sexual partner, avoid intercourse when he or she has active lesions, and use condoms at all times to minimize your risks ( although your risk will still not be zero despite these precautions). If he or she is not your sexual partner, there really should not be any risk to you. ...Read more
See below: Herpes has vesicles all the same age-that is they all have thin roofed veicles which unroof all at about the same time shigles on the other hand has crops of veisicles that vary in age from day 1 to day 7 -so some will have intact vesicles and others with have unroofed the vesicles. ...Read more
How long after herpes exposure does it usually take to start noticing and experiencing symptoms? Oral vs genital?
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After exposure to herpes (both oral and genital), how long does it usually take to start noticing symptoms? And what kind of symptoms?
I was exposed to herpes (confirmed). How long after does it usually take to start noticing symptoms (for both oral and genital)?What are the symptoms?
Usually 3-5 days: Sometimes up to 10 days. The main symptoms of herpes, either oral or genital, are clusters of sores that start as red bumps, become blisters, then open sores. On moist areas (labia, inside mouth, etc) blisters aren't seen, open sores sooner. First infections often also have swollen lymph nodes in the region (e.g. groin, neck), fever, headache, etc. Many infections cause no symptoms at all. ...Read more
...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read more
...: You can get genital herpes by having sex (oral, vaginal, anal) with someone who has herpes. The virus can be found in the sores, but there does not need to be an open sore to get the virus. This is known as “asymptomatic shedding.” there is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk of getting herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...: Genital herpes can be treated with several different medications including acyclovir, Famciclovir and valacyclovir. Treatment can be offered as the outbreaks occur. But if someone has multiple frequent outbreaks, consideration can be given to suppressive therapy (i.e. Take medication daily to prevent outbreaks). Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer