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Doctor insights on: Long Term Complications Of Herpes

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What are the short- and long-term symptoms of genital herpes?

What are the short- and long-term symptoms of genital herpes?

Herpes simplex: Once you get this virus it stays with you for life. The first exposure may not produce any symptoms, or can be so severe that the patient is incapacitated. It produces blister lesions which itch, hurt and break down into shallow painful tender ulcers, and may be accompanied by fever, malaise, etc. Long-term it may cause recurrence of genital lesions and may produce viral meningitis. ...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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What short and long term symptoms are associated with genital herpes?

See below: The major acute problem is pain with uslcers like you have on the face as well. Long term most people feel there are not other effects some have reprted that if you also have a high risk hpv that the herpes may make the cervical dysplasia more agrressive. ...Read more

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How long does herpes symptoms last?

How long does herpes symptoms last?

Herpes: Herpes symptoms such as burning or pain can last a week or so. In cases of post herpetic neuralgia the pain can last months following an outbreak of shingles ...Read more

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How long does herpes out break last?

How long does herpes out break last?

A few days ( ~ 1week: Usually a few days. If you have a condition that compromises your immune system (hiv, diabetes), it may take longer to clear. ...Read more

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How long does herpes last on a surface?

How long does herpes last on a surface?

Herpes simplex: Like most viruses they do not survive long outside of a living cell. These are intracellular parasites and not capable of dividing outside of the inside of a living cell. They die quickly outside of the body, and can survive only in a liquid medium on an outside surface as long as the cells they were inside of survive, which is not long. ...Read more

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What are the long teem effects of Herpes?

What are the long teem effects of Herpes?

Genital or oral: Other than recurrent outbreaks and passing it on to others, not much. Except the uncommon possibility of post herpetic neuralgia (burning nerve pain) after an outbreak as one gets older. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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How long does herpes last on a cold surface?

How long does herpes last on a cold surface?

Herpes life: Not long. Herpes is a finicky virus and needs warm moist conditions. It won't survive longer than a few minutes on dry cool surfaces such as your hands. It will survive longer on most warm surfaces such as your genitals, inside the nose and possibly wet warm towels in a steamy bathroom or the edge of a warm tea cup ...Read more

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How long does it take for herpes to break out?

How long does it take for herpes to break out?

4-5 days: From initial exposure to beginning of symptoms, it averages about a bit less than a week but not everyone gets overt lesions. ...Read more

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How long does herpes on a person take to show up?

How long does herpes on a person take to show up?

Herpes simplex: The incubation period for primary infection with herpes simplex is 2 to 20 days with an average of 6 days. Many individuals with primary hsv infection are either asymptomatic or have only trivial symptoms. Characterized by vesicles at the site of inoculation. ...Read more