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Can you pop herpes like a pimple

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Herpesvirus : Don't touch as you can spread it. If not sure what you have get examination .

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If persistent : could be an infection of a hair or sebaceous gland. If it does not go away see your doctor for appropriate treatment.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kuan
Urology 22 years experience
For the most part: In general, a herpes outbreak is characterized by a cluster of small vesicles (pimples), reddened, usually painful. If you are unsure see someone to ... Read More
Dr. Timothy Brown
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the u... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Very bad idea.: It is teaming with herpes simplex virus which you will release if you pop a lesion.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See Your Doctor: The description you gave does not sound typical for Herpes however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Need an exam: to answer this question. This can't be evaluated online, please make an appointment and good wishes.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Needs to be cultured: We can not say what it can be without examination prier to be popped by you, but if there is still some fluid there it can be cultured for herpes and ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
Diagnostic Radiology 23 years experience
Genital bumps: Genital bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without an exam. If the bumps are on the lower abdomen and pub... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Follicultis: It sounds more like folliculitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles and may need a course of antibiotics to resolve. Herpes generally appea... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Pimple: A Whitehead, or closed comedone, has a white sebaceous plug inside. A warm shower will sometimes help it exit the skin.

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