How long do herpes blisters take to heal?

The healing time for herpes blisters can vary depending on several factors, including the individual’s immune system, the outbreak’s severity, and the blisters’ location. In general, herpes blisters typically take between 1 and 2 weeks to heal.

During an outbreak, herpes blisters typically go through several stages of development. The first stage is the appearance of small, red bumps or blisters that may be painful or itchy. These blisters will fill with fluid and become larger, eventually bursting and releasing the fluid. After the blisters burst, they will scab over and eventually heal.

While there is no cure for herpes, antiviral medications can help reduce the severity and duration of outbreaks, which may help speed up the healing time for blisters. It is also essential to keep the affected area clean and dry, and to avoid picking at or scratching the blisters, as this can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of infection. If you have frequent or severe outbreaks of herpes blisters, it is important to work with a healthcare provider to develop an appropriate treatment plan.