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Signs of herpes?

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Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
Family Medicine 21 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 72 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
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease 17 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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