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A 29-year-old female asked:

i get a cluster of bumps on my vagina that doesnt hurt nor does it scab up when they are healing. could it be herpes? could this come from clothing?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Sounds like herpes: "Clusters" of "bumps" that soon "scab up" and then heal almost certainluy is genital herpes. Clothing doesn't do this. Get professional care from a doctor with lots of experience with herpes, ideally within 1-2 days of a new outbreak. You need testing to determine HSV type 1 vs 2 (big differences in outbreak frequency, risk for partners, and need for treatment).

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