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A 40-year-old member asked:

What duz herpes look like?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Varies: Herpes of the genital area can just be a reddened area but classically is a small group of clear blisters. This area is paiful, tingles and can get crusty. It is like a fever blister (only it is not a fever blister). Usually clinically diagosed but can absolutely be diagnosed if cultured and positive. Practice safe sex or you will continue to get the gift that keeps on giving!
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Crusty blister: Used to be called "cold sores"-can be oral or genital or anal; caused by 2 strains of the same virus. Starts with tingling, gets red, then blistery, crusts over/scabby. Can recur.Brought out by stress, fever, etc. Contagious, viral; spread even if no outright lesion present. Be careful swapping spit, using someone else's fork, or having sex (oral, genital, anal) meds to treat, suppress. Condoms.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What do herpes bumps look like?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Herpes simplex: Tiny skin elevations like goose flesh followed by formation of blisters, then breaking down to produce shallow painful and tender ulcers.
Orange, CA
A 48-year-old male asked:

How do herps look like and symptoms?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Blisters: Yellow/Clear painful blisters.
Redwood City, CA
A 51-year-old female asked:

What does herpes look like?

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Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 20 years experience
Small Blister: Herpes usually looks like a small blister. Classically, the blister or blisters appears to be on top of red skin. These blisters can be found on the genitals and can also be found on other areas. Often they are very painful. The fluid found within the vesicle contains the virus and is very contagious.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can this look like herpes please help?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sorry, but your: Question is incomplete. It is likely that your physician can identify your lesion.
A 18-year-old female asked:

How common is intraoral herpes, and what does it look like?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Intraoral herpes: is very common viral (HSV1) infection. They are a cluster of blisters that first appear clear then become cloudy and appears inside the mouth or more often outside the mouth on the lips.

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