The symptoms of herpes can appear between 2- 14 days after the person is infected as it takes time for the virus to pass through the anti-body solders in our body. The infection can last up to 2 weeks. Below are the following symptoms that a person with oral or genital herpes could have:
- Sores or blisters on the infected area.
- Swollen lymph glands.
- Swelling or pain around the infected area.
- Burning and itching sensation in the genitals.
- Headaches and muscles aches.
- Fever or flu, with a high chance of getting a cold.
- Penis or vaginal discharge.
- Sometimes the patient may experience lower back pain.
- An infection of the urethra causing a burning sensation during urination.