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If I have one painful blister on my butt does that mean I have herpes?

If I have one painful blister on my butt does that mean I have herpes?

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

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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How painful are herpes simplex blisters?

How painful are herpes simplex blisters?

Variable: Some patients have virtually no pain and others are in such pain it is difficult to sit or empty the bladder. Seek treatment early to reduce pain and speed healing. ...Read more

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Are herpes bumps like a pimple or are they just really painful blisters?

Are herpes bumps like a pimple or are they just really painful blisters?

Painful blisters: Hi shahzad1:


herpes lesions are distinctively painful and at one stage they appear as fluid filled vesicles. ...Read more

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Why is some genital herpes blisters painful and some are not?

Why is some genital herpes blisters painful and some are not?

Skin nerves: The blisters hurt because they expose some of the tiny nerves in the skin. Some areas of the skin has more, or less, nerves than others. Also, some blisters have different depths than others. ...Read more

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Can non painful blisters be herpes in your mouth?

Cold sore: Yes, painful blisters in and around the mouth are probably cold sore or herpes simplex. There are other rashes too, so it would be best if you had your doctor see this, for conformation. ...Read more

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Do you know are herpes simplex blisters really painful?

Do you know are herpes simplex blisters really painful?

Possibly: Herpes simplex blisters can range anywhere on the pain spectrum from being a little irritating to being extremely sensitive and painful. Sometimes you may not notice any discomfort or the rash may just itch. ...Read more

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Painful blister spots in and around my vagina, partner is clean could it be herpes?

Painful blister spots in and around my vagina, partner is clean could it be 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 more

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Herpes how do you control? I have blisters on my mouth every three weeks and it is painful.

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

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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.

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.

Look/see needed: A GYN MD needs to examine the area to determine if this is a bruise, blister, herpes or something else. There are so many possibilities to attempt a guess in this forum. ...Read more

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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 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?

That is possible: A herpes culture is very accurate and if it is positive than I would believe it. It is not uncommon for herpes to be in one site. ...Read more

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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

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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

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Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster?

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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Ok so I have 1 dime sized watery non painful blister on my penis then I have clusters of clear small pimples that are on the my shaft is that herpes?

Ok so I have 1 dime sized watery non painful blister on my penis then I have clusters of clear small pimples that are on the my shaft is that herpes?

Possibly: Herpes usually hurt/itch and look like a small bubble. Other possible infections include: genital warts, molluscum contagiosum, hiv (viral), balanitis (yeast), tinea cruxis (fungal), syphilis (bacterial). The bumps could be an allergic reaction or a normal finding, pearly penile papules. Get examined and be tested for STDs asap. Urine, blood, saliva, skin scraping samples are used, not penile swabs. ...Read more

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Very painful fluid-filled blisters surrounding entire mouth. Doctor said didn't look like typical herpes simplex1. Noticed 2 small blisters on forearm?

Need biopsy: The base of these needs to be scraped and examined under the microscope for cells with inclusion bodies. Hand foot and mouth disease usually has a maculopapular rash caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family. Commonly Coxsackievirus A16 and Enterovirus 71 but these are seldom painful. See a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Herpes? 3 doct see it and told it was fungal infection, its itchy, dry, whites spots, red flat little spots, around genital, no painful, or blister?

Herpes: Herpetic infections are usually quite tender and painful and begin with blister-like lesions that break down and ulcerate. Sounds like your doctor is correct, but without seeing and examining you there is no way to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I pop herpes blister?

Can I pop herpes blister?

You can, but don't.: Generally these will open and create a small ulcerated area on the skin by themselves. If you squeeze or open them in an unsterile fashion they have a chance of becoming secondarily infected, and although I hate driving business away, you don't need added problems. ...Read more

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Does herpes always blister?

Does herpes always blister?

No: You may not see the blister stage. It may just be an open sore or even just seem like irritation. ...Read more

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Can I pop my herpes blisters?

Can I pop my herpes blisters?

Don't recommend it.: It releases teaming contagious viruses from the lesion. ...Read more

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Is it ok to pop herpes blister?

Is it ok to pop herpes blister?

Not a good thing to: Do. If you are not already being treated for your herpes infection - please do so. ...Read more

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Do herpes blisters have an odor?

Herpes simplex: No, although tissue degeneration in any form of lesion may create an odor, there is nothing characteristic about the smell of herpetic lesions. ...Read more

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Is it okay to pop herpes blisters?

Not a good idea.: Breaking open a lesion releases teaming viruses which are contagious. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more