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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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If you attract herpes do the person you get it from has to have an outbreak and how long does it take for it to appear on you?

4 days: Incubation period (time from getting infected to appearance of symptoms) is about 4 days. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. After infection, a woman may not develop symptoms and never know that she has been infected.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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How long are you supposed to feel tingling before herpes outbreak?

How long are you supposed to feel tingling before herpes outbreak?

Less than a week: Assuming you are referring to herpes zoster (shingles) the rashes on the skin usually appear in less than a week and mostly 2-3 days.

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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.

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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!

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I'm gettin an IgG test done tommorow to see if I have been exposed to herpes. The only outbreak I had was 2 years ago. How long will the results take to come? Is it reliable?

I'm gettin an IgG test done tommorow to see if I have been exposed to herpes. The only outbreak I had was 2 years ago. How long will the results take to come? Is it reliable?

Yes: Igg test for herpes is the test indicating prior exposure. Igm test for herpes or other virus shows if there is a new or resolving new infection. Hope this helps.

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