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How long can herpes type 1 stay dormant before your first outbreak?

How long can herpes type 1 stay dormant before your first outbreak?

Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...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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How long can herpes virus stay dormant before initial outbreak?

How long can herpes virus stay dormant before initial outbreak?

Herpes simplex: If an acute initial outbreak is going to occur it will be within several days of acquisition of the virus. The virus will remain with you the rest of your life and may recur with outbreaks in an unpredictable fashion. Some never become symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Does genital herpes lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Herpes: Recurrent herpetic outbreaks are usually shorter in duration (averaging 7 days), with less severe symptoms and are often preceded by a prodrome of itching or burning in the affected area. Systemic symptoms are usually absent. Most people diagnosed with a first episode of genital herpes can expect to have several (typically four or five) outbreaks (symptomatic recurrences) within a year. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes HSV-2 lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Can genital herpes HSV-2 lay dormant for years before initial outbreak?

Initial no 2nd, yes: Initial exposure with lesions will be evident within 2 weeks. Secondary recurrence can lay dormant for long periods of time before reemerging. ...Read more

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My boyfriend of a year has a herpes cold sore on his lip and he says he has never had it before. I don't have the virus. Can hsv-1 be dormant for years and suddenly outbreak?

My boyfriend of a year has a herpes cold sore on his lip and he says he has never had it before. I don't have the virus. Can hsv-1 be dormant for years and suddenly outbreak?

Absolutely: Most people are infected with oral hsv as children and can indeed lay dormant for years and then emerge. You may even have it and not realize it, unless you have had antibody testing that is negative. Also, oral herpes and genital herpes are two separate viruses so this doesn't necessarily mean that he has been unfaithful or performed oral sex on someone else or anything of the sort. ...Read more

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How long does the first herpes outbreak last for?

How long does the first herpes outbreak last for?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes will last 10-14 days there are some medications you can get from your doctor that you can apply at first sign the prod tonal sign applying five times fail and it may prevent the breakout or shorten the time to 3-5 days. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will first herpes outbreak last?

Can someone tell me how long will first herpes outbreak last?

2-3 weeks: Typically, the first outbreak is the worst. Symptoms usually resolve in 2-3 weeks. Skin pain may last as long as 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does the first outbreak of herpes last in vaginal area?

How long does the first outbreak of herpes last in vaginal area?

Varies: Call your doc. Getting an antiviral may decrease the length of time this first outbreak lasts. The first outbreak usually is most painful and lasts longest. ...Read more

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How long after herpes infection does the first outbreak occur?

How long after herpes infection does the first outbreak occur?

No rule: Herpes may or may not recur. If it does recur, it can happen at any time in life after the first outbreak. ...Read more

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I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

Duration: Duration of illness with initial herpes simplex virus type 1 infection is usually 2 to 3 weeks. Not everyone experiences this. ...Read more

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I think I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

I think I am having my first herpes outbreak. How long do you usually feel sick?

5 days or so: The first herpes outbreak usually lasts about 2 weeks. Fortunately, you don't usually feel sick the entire time. Usually only the first 5 days or so. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How long does tingling happen before first outbreak of herpes. I get itching neck pain lower back pain now tingling for over 4 days now?

How long does tingling happen before first outbreak of herpes. I get itching neck pain lower back pain now tingling for over 4 days now?

This isn't herpes: For initial herpes, usually no tingling before sores appear. Tingling is mainly a symptom of recurrent herpes; in that case, it lasts only a day or two before the outbreak itself shows up. Your symptoms don't sound at all like herpes, which doesn't cause tingling without sores and rarely if ever causes low back pain. So good news, this isn't herpes. See your doctor if symptoms continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long do prodromal symtpoms of herpes first outbreak lastburning/tingling in thigh vagina anus abdomen x 9 days. Is herpes? Will blisters happen?

How long do prodromal symtpoms of herpes first outbreak lastburning/tingling in thigh vagina anus abdomen x 9 days. Is herpes? Will blisters happen?

I would go: In. The distribution of pain is wide fore genital herpes. The prodrome in a first episode is usually a viral type illness, then breakout. One would expect lesions after 9 days but it can be tricky in that there are times when it causes pain without blisters. If that is what u have I would b suprised? Gd luck. ...Read more

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How soon does a first outbreak of herpes take?

How soon does a first outbreak of herpes take?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex may cause no symptoms in some people. In others, a few weeks after being exposed to Herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches & pains, headache & swelling of lymph nodes. The lesions may be preceded several days by itching &/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop into blisters. When the blisters break open they ooze fluid or bleed. ...Read more

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First outbreak herpes 6 weeks after contact. Is it normal?

First outbreak herpes 6 weeks after contact. Is it normal?

Herpes: Primary infection may result in systemic as well as local manifestations. Following an incubation period of 3 to 7 days, the patient may experience a virus-like syndrome with malaise and fever, then paresthesia of the vulva that are followed by vesicle formation. These are often multiple, resulting in shallow, painful ulcers that may coalesce. Vesicles and ulcers can occur in a 2- to 6-week period. ...Read more

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How long does herpes outbreak last?

How long does herpes outbreak last?

Depends.: First outbreak averages 19 days. Subsequent average 10. Tend to get less lengthy and symptomatic with time. ...Read more

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First herpes outbreak only lasting one day. Why is this?

Check your premises: This is not usual, but perhaps you are fortunate. Most likely you do not have herpes, but possibly something else. See a doctor. ...Read more

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

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

Approximately: 7-10 days, u need to call your gyn to get on Valtrex (valacyclovir) asap it will lessen the duration. ...Read more

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Does the herpes outbreak lesson or increase the longer you have it?

Less with chronicity: The first episode of herpes simplex is usually the most severe, with recurrence, symptoms are usually less severe and last shorter ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I haven't had a herpes outbreak since l had my first outbreak. Don't get me wrong im extremely happu, but what's going on?

I haven't had a herpes outbreak since l had my first outbreak. Don't get me wrong im extremely happu, but what's going on?

Herpes: This is good. However, many patients can have disease activity without visible sores. Patients do require prophylactic antiviral therapy so be sure to check with your physician. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause first herpes outbreak?

No.: Pregnancy cannot, per se, cause herpes; but if the man who impregnated you has genital herpes, he could have infected you at the same time he got you pregnant. The first step is to get tested, and make sure you actually have herpes before trying to figure out what (or who) caused it. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak?

Can pregnancy cause a first herpes outbreak?

Herpes pregnancy: Pts with a history of genital herpes should undergo a careful perineal examination at the time of delivery. Vaginal delivery is indicated if no signs or symptoms of hsv are present. Active genital hsv in patients in labor or with ruptured membranes is an indication for c/s.Reactivation occurs in 50% of patients within 6 months of the initial outbreak. Whether pregnancy alters the rate is disputed. ...Read more