• girl86 girl86
    September 19, 2008
    Is itching after a herpes outbreak a sign of healing? how long does itching last?
    girl86 girl86
    September 19, 2008

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  • healthgal
    Health Pro
    September 23, 2008
    healthgal
    Health Pro
    September 23, 2008

    Itching is merely a symptom that can occur before during or even after an outbreak - I would not associate it with "healing." The healing rate of the symptoms - pain, itching active lesions - is variable person to person.


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  • Curiousjane September 25, 2008
    Curiousjane
    September 25, 2008

    Oh Gosh! I've been through the samething and yes itching is a sign of healn because your skin is getting back to it's normal condition. My itching lasted for about a month before it went away. It's normal but depending on how severe your outbreak was that lets you kinda get a view on how long the itching willl last. My solution to ease the itch was taking a warm bath and soaking for about 30mins before washing, be careful with the type of soap that you use as well because certain soaps can man the itch more severe or possibly turn it into a burn. Good Luck! You have nothin 2 worry about.

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