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Signs of herpes?

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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
HERPES SIGNS?: HERPES WHERE? HOW DO YOU KNOW ITS HERPES? SOME GENERAL SIGNS OF HERPES ARE ITCHING, BURNING, BLISTERS, ETC SEE A DERMATOLOGIST.
Dr. Henry Selke
Infectious Disease 16 years experience
...: Most people with genital herpes have no symptoms or mild non-specific symptoms that are not enough to cause them alarm. The “classic” symptoms are blisters or ulcers on the genitals, rectum or mouth. These can take 2-4 weeks to heal. The first episode can be accompanied by fever, headache and body aches. Repeated outbreaks are common. There is treatment but no cure. Latex condoms decrease risk.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

Signs of herpes?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms.
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What are the signs of herpes? Can herpes be cured?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Blister-like outbrea: Typically a blister-like rash that progresses to sores and scabs, usually on or near the mouth (oral herpes, cold sores, fever blisters) or the genital or anal area (genital herpes), often recurring from time to time. Treatment speeds healing of outbreaks and can help prevent outbreaks and transmission of the virus to other persons, but there is no cure; infection is life long.
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What is herpes?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Virus family: Herpes is a family of viruses characterized by small blister-like (vesicles) rash & by staying in the body until triggered again. Most common ones are herpes simplex i & ii which cause cold sores and genital sores. Chickenpox is a herpes virus that can reappear later in life as shingles. Epstein-barr & cytomegalovirus, roseola virus, & cause of kaposi's sarcoma are all herpes viruses.

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