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How long does the first herpes outbreak last?

It's a lot more common than people admit.

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Jan. 28, 2011 in Health

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  • not sure but ill bump for you!

    Answer by janeosborne at 5:41 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • bump


    Answer by gwen20 at 6:35 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • It's different for everyone.....many people don't even know they have herpes because they never have outbreaks. It can be present for a week or longer.

    I thought I had genital herpes, I had what I thought were outbreaks, but turns out they were yeast infections....when I got pregnant with my daughter I had them add the test for both type 1 and 2 and both came back negative.....but 1 in 4 people have one or the other.

    Good Luck!

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 6:38 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Herpes can not be cured but there's medicine that can be taken to prevent flare ups. Did a study in my class on it.

    Answer by iam4you2 at 8:16 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Don't know. Good question.

    Answer by free1 at 10:20 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • depends on the individual and if they took meds

    Answer by 21lisa72 at 10:25 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

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