The first herpes outbreak tends to last the longest and be the most severe. Symptoms of the first outbreak may include:
Flu-like symptoms,such as fever, headache, and muscle aches. These symptoms usually get better within a week.
Tingling, burning, itching, and rednessat the site where an outbreak is about to occur.
Painful, itchy blisterson the penis, on the vulva, or inside the vagina. Blisters may also appear on the anus, buttocks, thighs, or scrotum, either alone or in clusters. They may be barely noticeable or as large as a coin.
Painful, oozing sorescaused by blisters that break open.