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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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...

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...

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. Read more...

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...