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What happens if you pop genital herpes

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Nothing: Nothing in particular.
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Viral spread: The ulcer/sore contain a fluid that has the virus in it. If anyone comes in contact with the fluid, they can contract the virus. Additionally the flui ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: If you discover that you have a fever blister, do not pop it. It is highly contagious and is easily spread through touch, especially kissing. Do not s ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Very bad idea.: It is teaming with herpes simplex virus which you will release if you pop a lesion.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kuan
21 years experience Urology
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
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Both are common.: The prevalence of infection in adult us population for hsv-1 is about 60% and for hsv about 20%. There is a lot of crossover with the two types.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Do not pop it, try: taking acetaminophen and hot bath with domeboro powder or even washcloth with domeboro soaked on it to dry out blister.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Navita Modi
24 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : There is a chance that you can have genital herpes and also if blisters are not going you should take medication and also get a proper examination fro ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: You may or may not develop outbreaks in the future. Some people only become carriers and do not get breakouts. Blood tests to see if you're carrying t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not much: If a patient takes a medication for genital herpes without actually having genital herpes, then that patient in general would be susceptible to the si ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
HSV-2: Genital herpes can be diagnosed by a biopsy/culture of a lesion or a simple blood test. If you do not treat it, it may get painful, may worsen, and y ... Read More

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