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Will my genital herpes symptoms go away on their own?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

An outbreak of genital herpes will usually go away on its own in about one week, but may last as long as a month. When taken early, antiviral medications can help minimize symptoms and heal outbreaks faster, however. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms are severe to discuss possible treatment options.

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