How long does it take for herpes outbreaks to go away?

Asked by on March 25th, 2013
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First of all,thanks for asking this question,I work it out and give you a simple answer. Not Medical Advice: The first herpes outbreak usually lasts for 2 to 3 weeks, but skin pain can last for 1 to 6 weeks. The blisters dry out and crust over. Here I think it is for your reference and maybe not a correct answer or sometimes there are a variety of answers for the same question. So here are more information as below and it could be helpful.

How long does cold sores take to go away?

The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, and then scab over. They usually heal after several days to 2 weeks.

How often do cold sores appear?

Cold sores never arrive on a schedule. Some people get them often, and some get them rarely. Stress can trigger them.

How long can a herpes outbreak last?

Outbreaks can last for months. I have had one that that lasted for about 6 months and my sister had one that lasted longer than that.Don’t let everyone scare you.

How long can herpes live outside the body?

The herpes virus can only live for a very short period of time outside of the body. For example, if a person with active genital herpes sat on a toilet seat and spread secretions from an open weeping sore to the seat, you would have to sit on the same seat right after that person got up. In addition the secretions on the seat would have to enter an open wound on your body for you to be at risk. In theory it is possible to get herpes from a toilet seat, but very highly unlikely.

How long does it take herpes to show up?

Herpes is one of the weird STD’s it generally will show up within 3 months but could remain dormant for years.

How long does a herpes outbreak last?

I depends. If it’s the first one, it is usually the longest and most severe. After the initial outbreak they tend to become less severe. They usually last a few days in the acute phase and then several days or weeks until completely healed. Then it may be months before another outbreak. It depends a great deal on the health and strength of your immune system.


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