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How quickly after having oral sex with someone who has genital herpes would symptoms start?

How quickly after having oral sex with someone who has genital herpes would symptoms start?

Low risk; a few days: It is possible to catch oral herpes by performing oral sex on someone with genital herpes, but quite rare. The risk was higher if your partner had an actual outbreaks (genital sores etc) but extremely low if he or she didn't have symptoms at the time. If you were infected, you will probably have symptoms (oral sores, maybe severe sore throat) within 3-5 days, rarely up to 3 weeks. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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When does acyclovir start to relieve genital herpes 1 symptoms? I am in unbearable pain and can't pee or sleep. Started pills 24 hr ago. PLEASE HELP

When does acyclovir start to relieve genital herpes 1 symptoms? I am in unbearable pain and can't pee or sleep. Started pills 24 hr ago. PLEASE HELP

Usually: Usually have some relief of symptoms within three days or 72 hours. If still symptomatic then would recommend re - evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes symptoms, but not sure if I have it! please help?

I have genital herpes symptoms, but not sure if I have it! please help?

Get tested: If you have a sore, that's the best way to test. Doctor can do a viral culture which is very specific and accurate. Otherwise blood tests can be done to assess ever-exposure. Good luck and i hope it's negative! ...Read more

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What will help relieve genital herpes symptoms?

Antivirals: Valacyclovir (/valtrex) commonly prescribed to either address flares or for regular use to prevent flare ups. Topical numbing meds help some, even though sores have some nerve-pain ties. Should discuss your situation with your dr who can advise you best for your situation. ...Read more

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What can help genital herpes symptoms?

Not much: You can be treated with antivirals which will help to shorten the duration of active lesions, and capsaicin-containing preparations will help to numb the area after the initial burning they cause, but otherwise, simple pain medications can alleviate some of the discomfort. ...Read more

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How long until genital herpes symptoms show up?

How long until genital herpes symptoms show up?

Usually 3-10 days: Symptoms of a new genital herpes infection -- usually red bumps that rapidly become blisters then open sores -- usually start within 3-5 days of exposure, sometimes up to 10 days, rarely as long as 2-3 weeks. Often there also are inflammed lymph nodes in the groin, and sometimes fever and headache. However, some new infections cause no symptoms at all, until there is a future recurrent outbreak. ...Read more

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Can you give me a percentage of people that develop genital herpes symptoms and people that don't develop symptoms when they are first infected?

Can you give me a percentage of people that develop genital herpes symptoms and people that don't develop symptoms when they are first infected?

Already Answered: 90% of patients who are positive for genital herpes do not get sores or outbreaks. This is new information. Almost everything we learned about herpes before five years ago was wrong. ...Read more

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Is possible that genital herpes symptoms appear for the first time 3 years after being infected?

Is possible that genital herpes symptoms appear for the first time 3 years after being infected?

Yes: Often people with genital herpes have no symptoms. These may appear long after infection. Blood studies and cultures from any blisters, ulcers or even skin cracks (fissures) will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

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


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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more