A 22-year-old male asked:
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how to diff hsv 1 and 2? diagnose oral hsv is there a chance i will exp genital herpes? and does the blister pop itself my blister doesnt seem to pop. blister is already a month old

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Dr. Navita Modi
25 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 from your doc to r/o any other infection
Answered on Nov 1, 2017
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Some thoughts...: A lab test (such as a blood test) is needed if one wants to differentiate Herpes simplex 1 from 2. A person can catch HSV 1, or 2, or both, because having one of them does not protect him from the other. The location of the lesions does not confirm the Herpes type, because type 1 can sometimes be genital, and type 2 can sometimes be oral. Herpes blisters break and heal up, or it may not be herpes.
Answered on Nov 1, 2017
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