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can one bump be herpes

A male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Yes, one "bump" could conceivably be herpetic although this is unusual. You make no further description, so it is impossible to say what you specific ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Possible but unusual. Also, a bump is not the usual manner in which herpes presents. It is a vesicle (blister) which breaks down and forms a shallow ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause firm bumps, and never causes any kind of bump that persists more than a day or two without changing quickly into blister/pim ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Need to look at it: It is very hard to say exactly what it may be without looking at the bumps i wil; suggest you check with your doctor or a dermatologist.
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A male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doubt herpes, but...: This is not likely to be herpes, which generally does not cause sores in hairy areas, especially with the intitial HSV infection. And herpes rarely ca ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Meds: take antiviral meds at onset of outbreak or take dailyy to prevent outbreaks
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Folliculitis v herpe: Check out http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/ & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/basics/definition/con-20020893 for info on ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not herpes: Almost certainly not herpes; sounds like a pimple. Herpes lesions are very superficial, not a red bump in the skin, and you can't squeeze out pus, And ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Only way to know: For certain is with proper exam and tests. It could also be some other kind of std or unrelated problem. Have him see his doctor asap.
A male asked:
Dr. Russell Chin
44 years experience Dentistry
See PCP : Not sure without seeing. Go see your PCP ASAP

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