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Herpes have a foul smell

A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. AARATHI Cholkeri-Singh
Gynecology 19 years experience
Not typically: Herpes do not typically have an odor. A foul, fishy smell is pretty common with a bacterial vaginal infection.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
Dermatology 36 years experience
Usually not: Herpes causes painful blisters. A unusual smell could be a sign of an std such as gonorrhea, and should be checked by a doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of strong vaginal odor, especially fishy odor, is bacterial vaginosis -- an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. STDs also can ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
Infectious Disease 38 years experience
No but . . . : Genital herpes generally does not, but genitals and particularly the glands in the groin certainly can produce that sweaty smell.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
NO: The odor and the sweating have not the slightest association with any form of herpes. If you think this could be a medical problem, see a DR.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Bacterial vaginosis?: The main cause of strong vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, i.e. overgrowth of mostly normal vaginal bacteria. BV is more common in people with othe... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Repeat exam: Metrogel is often helpful for vaginal odor especially if bacterial vaginosis is present. Give it some time after treatment. Then if you feel things ar... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
BV: It is more likely bacterial vaginosis. See your gyn for proper treatment and advice for prevention.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Another infection : A fishy vaginal odor is not due to herpes. It is likely you have bacterial vaginitis or trichomonas. See your doctor for an examination.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
It sounds like its : healing but blisters typically don't smell bad, I would see gynecologist to rule out another STD

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