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Hi, I Think I Am Experiencing My First Genital Herpes

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Posted on Sun, 12 Jul 2020
Question: Hi, I think I am experiencing my first genital herpes outbreak. I am on day 11, how much longer will this last and how can I speed up healing?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding genital herpes

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have gone through your query and noted your concern.

First episode can last from 7 to 14 days depending on the severity. I usually advice my patients to take an oral antiviral e.g either acyclovir or valacyclovir to hasten healing.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.
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Hi, I Think I Am Experiencing My First Genital Herpes

Brief Answer: Regarding genital herpes Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have gone through your query and noted your concern. First episode can last from 7 to 14 days depending on the severity. I usually advice my patients to take an oral antiviral e.g either acyclovir or valacyclovir to hasten healing. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance.