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How long do "flu like symptoms" last?

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Hopingimwrong

Ive had a fever for over a week now. 101 to 103. My doc gave me a zpack (which didnt help with fever) and it gave me a yeast infection. My new boyfriend and I had sex this morning even though I have a yeast infection and now i have some sores on the inside of my vagina. I have pics, but I dont know if I can post them. He swears hes never had any symptoms of anything in the past, but....... How long does the flu like symptoms usually last on a first outbreak?

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Hopingimwrong

We have been together a little over a month. 

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Scooby2112

Flu like symptoms (general malaise) can vary but usually around a week maybe two.  

You can post pics but their size sometimes needs to be reduced or you can post a link to the picture on a place like imgur.  

You could request your sores to get swabbed.  

80% of people with hsv2 don't know they have it due to mild, infrequent symptoms mistaken for something else or could be asymptomatic (no sores whatsoever) but they can still pass the virus.  

 

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Hopingimwrong

Im already feeling much better tonight after a shot of rocephin from the doctor today. Of course I didn't look at my vagina until after I got back. Going to have to upload a picture to someplace. Ive had negative blood tests in the past, but haven't been tested in several years. 

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Hopingimwrong

My flu like symptoms were high fever and me in the bed for a week. 

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Scooby2112

Well rocephrin won't do anything for herpes related symptoms.  But it could just be coincidence that you were starting to get better at the same time you received the shot.  

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Hopingimwrong

I guess my biggest question is, does "general malaise" include super high fever that keeps you in the bed? Or is it generally just not feeling well? It seems that the sores I had yesterday are much better today and might have actually just been friction trauma. There really isnt any pain associated with them either, even when I pee. 

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Scooby2112

A fever is common with any infection.  But generally it isn't extreme in terms of high.  

A primary (initial) outbreak would usually last up to a month.  

With some sores healing in 7-14 days and new ones forming.  

It's always tough to say with HSV because some people get absolutely no symptoms so it can run the gamut in terms of symptoms.  

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Scooby2112

Sorry but very hard to tell from those pics.  Clearly something going on.  But could as easily have been a fungal /yeast or bacteria infection.  

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