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How long does your first outbreak last for? SOS- first breakout causing a freak out

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Hi! So I was just diagnosed with HSV1 this week and it’s been really rough. First, I felt like I had the flu, I had a 103 fever, body aches, sore throat, swollen gums and then cold sores that started popping up inside my lips. Now it’s been almost 7 days into my first break out and the flu like symptoms are gone but the cold sores won’t stop popping out! I have about 7/8 sores on my chin area and another 5 across my lips and some inside my mouth on my tongue and cheeks. My gums are still swollen and my mouth hurts so bad I’ve only been able to eat smoothies for 6 days. How long does the first outbreak last and why do they keep popping up? What is going on? When can I get my face back?

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I’m sorry you are having such a hard time. Did the Dr prescribe antivirals? It seems odd if they didn’t. You should be taking them which will help the process. 

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Yes, she put me on Valacyclovir but it doesn’t seem like it’s working. Nothing seems like it’s working and it’s REALLY bad. I just want to hide under a rock until it’s over. 

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I’m sorry, I was hoping antivirals would be your answer. My first outbreak lasted a few weeks but I don’t recall getting continual blisters. Hang in there. If it gets worse contact your dr again. You may also want to try Lysine, that seems to work well for HSV1. The good news is this should be the worse it ever is and any recurrence will be minor compared to this. I’m sorry I couldn’t be more helpful. 

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So you know if its HSV 1 or 2. Have you tried Abreva? I'm not sure if it works on HSV 2, but it can help with HSV1. 

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