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Are Herpes Blisters Always Painful
Needs examination: Individual diagnosis is not possible in this forum, but is available on HealthTap Prime. A good quality picture would be needed for evaluation on HealthTap Prime, however. Some physicians perform a type of culture on blisters; this of course could not be done by us. ...Read more
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
I've been experiencing vaginal itch for over three weeks now, without experiencing (at least not visible or painful) blisters. Is it likely herpes?
Probably herpes: Herpes is by far the main cause of "painful blisters in and around the vagina". That your partner feels he is "clean" doesn't help much; most people with genital or oral herpes don't know it and he could have infected you. See a doctor ASAP, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. Your partner also needs to be examined and probably tested. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Triggers?: I get these suckers too, ; they hurt! First you should to find your triggers--sun exposure, stress, fevers--and try to control for these. Definitely use a sun blocking lip balm when out. Next, a trick that I use is, when you first feel the onset of an outbreak, hold several ice cubes in a row directly on your lip. This often stops the outbreak. Finally, there are preventive meds available; ask dr. ...Read more
Last 2010 I got my herpes zoster or shingles. Now I have painful vaginal blisters. Are these blisters associated with my shingles? I'm 4yrs married
1 Painful bump (I think it's a bump and a blister) on inside of labia minora, what else could it be besides herpes? I'm very nervous.
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I have a blister on my lower lip but its not painful or itchy. Is this something serious like herpes? Please help me.
Red sores in vagina. Not itchy, very painful. Does NOT look like herpes, NOT blisters and NOT open lesions. No clusters. What are other possibilities?
I had sex vaginal anal and oral. All the same night. Well now I have painful blisters in/on my anal. Doc thinks I have herpes. But it's just on my anal?
I have a small blister in inner thigh. Not painful even when I press. I could run, play tennis everything. Could this be herpes?
Herpes blisters vs friction blisters. What's the difference? Had genital blisters. Went off in one day. Came twice in 1 month. Not painful or itchy?
I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus
Get checked: There is no way to know without being examined. You can request a private chat on this site and submit a photograph of the lesions if you want a better opinion about it. ...Read more
When you have a genital herpes outbreak is it always a form of a blister? What other forms of an ob are there and are they always painful?
Usually, not always: On dry skin, herpes lesions usually start as red bumps, within 1-2 days become blisters, then scabs that heal in 7-10 days. On moist surfaces (e.g. labia minor, vaginal opening) usually ulcers (open sores) rather than blisters. Most OBs are painful, especially ulcers, but some cause no symptoms or only minor ones, like a mild itch. Recurrent OBs usually are same area each time, +/- an inch or so, ...Read more
Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster?
Here are some...: If being herpes at this stage, there would be no remedy to shorten its clinical course of 2-3 wks, but keeping the affected area as clean & dry as possible so to minimize possible superimposed infection will help. For its recurrence, take valacyclovir HCl as soon as feeling its coming will lessen symptoms and shorten its course. So, talk with doc timely. ...Read more
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