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I have bumps. like pimples with a hard pus like yellow and green. I thought I got something from using some generic wipies but not im worried. how long does it take for herpes to show in you?

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On average it takes 2 to 8 days.

However, it can also lie dormant for years and show up later.

The only way to diagnosis this fully is with a swab test, which you should have now, while these are still here.

I can look at a picture here as well.

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