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can hsv transmit from acne

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
?Canker sores: Canker sores are not contagious. They may look like a pale or yellow ulcer with a red outer ring. You may have one, or a group of them. Women seem to ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Weeks not months: This is unlikely to be herpes. HSV outbreaks typically last for weeks, not months.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Perioral dermatitis: Not herpes, which is completely different and clears in 5-10 days. The antihistamines will be of no benefit and will not reduce the itch. Beware of Be ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Genital herpes HSV1: Up to 30% of people with HSV1 don't get positive blood tests, after 6 months or forever. If the swab test was positve, you have HSV1, no need for furt ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Alexander
62 years experience Rheumatology
Herpes simplex infec: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) can occur anywhere, even on a finger tip. But it requires exposure of that skin area to an infected membrane. Acne comes an ... Read More
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Dr. Zachary Veres
18 years experience Family Medicine
HSV: pimples are more likely folliculitis from shaving. HSV2 lesions present more like blisters.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
46 years experience Dentistry
Many causes: There are many reasons or causes of oral, genital, or other skin type lesions. Herpes is only one viral infection. See your medical doctor or a derm ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Most physicians: would be able to visually distinguish between a wart and a pimple.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Not HSV: It is highly doubtful that red pimples on or near a breast are herpes.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Incomplete info: If herpes outbreaks are problematic treatment with acyclovir can reduce the severity of illness. Unfortunately there is no cure. You may consult the s ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can, though by the time people become sexually active, they've often already been infected with hsv-1.

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