Q: How long will the virus live on your skin? Say you scratch...and can't wash? I have it on my face, I think. Rashes. No blisters
Herpes outbreaks could take a couple of days to a couple of weeks to fully heal. Herpes outbreaks depend on a person's immune system and/or lifestyle. There is no real given time period for herpes staying on the skin. One person may have a couple of outbreaks ... For detail, click here.