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Are herpes blisters on my butt necessarily a life sentence?

Are herpes blisters on my butt necessarily a life sentence?

Yes and No: Once you have the varicella-zoster virus, like other herpes viruses it stays in your body for life. One episode of zoster does not mean that you are doomed to multiple episodes, but there is always the potential for recurrence. There is evidence to suggest that this frequency of recurrence can be mitigated through use of the vz vaccine. ...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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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

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Do I have herpes, I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Do I have herpes,  I have a weird rash down there, around buttocks, itchy anus, red testicles, the bumps are hard to touch, no sore, blisters or ulcers?

Yeast infection: Herpes does not spread. It us a cluster of very painful blisters. You have a yeast infection. You have already been told this. If you do not believe the doctors here please go have the rash examined by your physician in person. ...Read more

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Noticed 8 spread out red bumps on buttock cheek this morning, slightly itchy. Not puss filled or blisters. Never had anything like this b4. Herpes??

Noticed 8 spread out red bumps on buttock cheek this morning, slightly itchy. Not puss filled or blisters. Never had anything like this b4. Herpes??

Probably not herpes: Herpes simplex (HSV) outbreaks typically are a cluster of blisters or sores (which can start as red bumps) very close to one another. Usually the whole involved area is no more than an inch in diameter. Conceivably herpes zoster (shingles), but probably not unless the bumps become blisters then sores with dark scabs over a few days. See a doctor if it continues or you remain concerned. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've got a fever blister and i've got been getting them most of my life. Does it mean i've got been infected with herpes?

I've got a fever blister and i've got been getting them most of my life. Does it mean i've got been infected with herpes?

Yes: This is usually due to herpes-type 1 acquired most likely in early life.It subsequently recures in later life.No definite treatment is effective but topical antiviral may be applied. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more