A member asked:

Do herpes blisters always burst or does being on the antiviral prevent that? ive had these bumps on inner labia for a few days and was told herpes but no pain or bursting yet. could they be cysts instead?

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Dr. Evan Kardon answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Herpes: This is the kind of complaint that requires in person evaluation, i.e., a gym exam. Having said that, if you have had herpes in that area then empiric treatment with an oral antiherpetic medication would be reasonable. Not all labial bumps are herpes!

Answered 11/17/2020

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