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If a specific location where a red bump on my penis is never itches, burns, crusts over, etc, can it still be herpes? Usually itches all over.

If a specific location where a red bump on my penis is never itches, burns, crusts over, etc, can it still be herpes? Usually itches all over.

Not herpes: Herpes doesn't behave at all like this. Neither does any other STD. Maybe a localized allergy or other dermatitis. See a doctor. If the "red bump" is present only now and then, talk to your doctor about arranging an immediate visit (without an advance appointment) next time it appears. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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I need a useful medication to relief genital herpes outbreaks itching?

I need a useful medication to relief genital herpes outbreaks itching?

If it is truly: recurrent genital herpes, oral anti-viral suppression therapy with drugs such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) could be useful. But you need to have accurate diagnosis and screen for rest of STD's. Get to a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes? Non-itching, painless ulcers on penile shaft and tip. No other symptoms.

Do I have herpes? Non-itching, painless ulcers on penile shaft and tip. No other symptoms.

Doubtful: Herpes genetalis is almost always quite painful. Painless ulcers on the penile shaft suggest syphilis. If you have had unprotected sex, go to your local family doctor, have them exam you and get tested for hiv, syphilis and other stds. Please don't ignore this. ...Read more

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Do herpes rashes itch?

Do herpes rashes itch?

They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition. ...Read more

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Have what i think might be herpes. No itch or burn. Yellow pus like pimples in my pubic region reoccurring for 5 months now. No fever ?

Have what i think might be herpes. No itch or burn. Yellow pus like pimples in my pubic region reoccurring for 5 months now. No fever ?

See MD: Any possible sexually transmitted disease requires a visit to a health care provider for diagnosis and treatment. Staph infection can also cause infections in the genital tract. Abstinence is the best way to prevent stds , condoms and having a monogamous relationship reduce the risk of getting std's. Some stds increase the likelihood to get hiv. ...Read more

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Have 2 white sores on inner labia, look like cancer sores, not herpes. Pain/itch when touched, burn to pee. Sexually active, have bronchitis & uri?

Have 2 white sores on inner labia, look like cancer sores, not herpes. Pain/itch when touched, burn to pee. Sexually active, have bronchitis & uri?

White sores/ Labia: Sometimes a plugged hair follicle can get infected and present this way. Oral herpes (if applicable) can be spread to the genitalia and cause a lesion like you describe. Of course, it could be genital herpes - why are you so sure it is not? Without a visual, it is hard to run a better differential. Not connected with your URI like a canker sore in the mouth. Check w/ your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if i could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if i could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

Slow Down: Anus itching is not in any way a symptom of herpes. First, congratulation on having a sexual encounter. Second, what is the real problem here? Getting a hand job does not in any way put your anus at risk for anything. Why would you even spend a second trying to connect the two? ...Read more

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Used a condom hours later had bumps on one side where the condom ends i popped the bumps and water like fluid came out is that herpes no pain/itching?

Used a condom hours later had bumps on one side where the condom ends i popped the bumps and water like fluid came out is that herpes no pain/itching?

Allergic reaction: First, it is impossible to have a herpes infection within minutes of sex. Second, no other std shows up like this. It has to be a reaction to something like lube, or thevcondom. ...Read more

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I have a lesion on inside of my lip in area where i sometimes have allergic reactions. Could it be herpes? No pain, itching, oozing, or scab.

I have a lesion on inside of my lip in area where i sometimes have allergic reactions. Could it be herpes? No pain, itching, oozing, or scab.

LESION INSIDE LIP: SINCE I CANNOT SEE IT, IT WOULD A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE YOUR PCP TAKE A LOOK AT IT. FROM YOU DESCRIPTION IT COULD BE ANYTHING FROM BITING YOUR LIP TO CANKER SORES, COLD SORES, FOODS, OTHER CAUSES. IT DOES NOT SOUND SERIOUS. WHEN YOU NEXT GET ONE, HAVE YOUR PCP TAKE A LOOK AT IT. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I get a tiny cut on my perineum semi often. Blood test for herpes negative. No itching, stings faintly if I keep touching it. No sex for a long time. ?

I get a tiny cut on my perineum semi often. Blood test for herpes negative. No itching, stings faintly if I keep touching it. No sex for a long time. ?

Perineum: Simple cut in the perineum possibly related to shaving but no obvious infection redness or drainage therefore no need for further workup or antibiotics unless it worsens over the next few weeks ...Read more

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Genital herpes itching topical remedies beside steroids containing topical agents which made the lesions grow?

Genital herpes itching topical remedies beside steroids containing topical agents which made the lesions grow?

Steroids will not: work on herpetic lesions. You must get anti-viral drugs from your doctor ...Read more

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How long does tingling happen before first outbreak of herpes. I get itching neck pain lower back pain now tingling for over 4 days now?

How long does tingling happen before first outbreak of herpes. I get itching neck pain lower back pain now tingling for over 4 days now?

This isn't herpes: For initial herpes, there usually is no tingling before sores appear. Tingling is mainly a symptom of recurrent herpes; in that case, it lasts only a day or two before the outbreak itself shows up. Your symptoms don't sound at all like herpes, which doesn't cause tingling without sores and rarely if ever causes low back pain. See doctor if symptoms continue, but no worries about herpes. Good luck! ...Read more

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Noticed a bump on the shaft of my penis and was wondering if I had Genital Herpes. No pain, itching or tenderness but looks like HSV. I have pictures.

Noticed a bump on the shaft of my penis and was wondering if I had Genital Herpes. No pain, itching or tenderness but looks like HSV. I have pictures.

Sebaceous cyst: What you described is more likely to be a sebaceous cyst. Do not try to pop it. If it persists and is an issue for you, you may see a doctor to have it removed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Do boils itch? Does herpes itch?

Possibly: Pruritis (itching) is a subliminal form of pain, so in early stages this may occur. ...Read more

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Do herpes itch or hurt more?

Do herpes itch or hurt more?

Herpes: Herpes is usually more painful than itchy. ...Read more

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How can you stop herpes itch?

Your physician can: Prescribe medication to help control the herpes infection. In the meantime, see if oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. Take care. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more