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Can herpes be just one sore tiny blister, or always needs to be a bunch of them?

Can herpes be just one sore tiny blister, or always needs to be a bunch of them?

Can be one or many: Herpes can show up as a single blister or multiple blisters. It just depends on the extent of the disease and the individual. Usually the sore is painful, although sometimes it can just be itchy. If it is painless, however, it could be other possibilities like syphilis. In addition, herpes sores characteristically tend to recur in the same location. ...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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Is it possible that one sore could be herpes and won't grow another one? Can you have it after 7 months of exposure?

Is it possible that one sore could be herpes and won't grow another one? Can you have it after 7 months of exposure?

Herpes and syphilis: Sexually transmitted diseases are no fun. Therefore docs always recc prevention. Talk to your partner too- it can go along way. Herpes is usually multiple blisters and v painful. Syphilis on the other hand can come up as one sore only that ulcerates and may not be painful. There are other STDs but they are less common. I think you should see a doc and get this treated. ...Read more

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Can being with some one who has a cold sore ever lead to herpes 2?

Can being with some one who has a cold sore ever lead to herpes 2?

See below: Classically, herpes simplex type 2 (hsv-2) is genital herpes and hsv-1 is oral herpes (cold sores). However, cold sores can also be hsv-2. So, if someone has hsv-2, then if they have a genital or oral lesion, you can contract it from them through sex or even kissing or sharing a glass if their cold sore is active and present. ...Read more

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I am terrified I may have contracted herpes from a one nighter. She performed unprotected oral. Now I have a sore perineum, very stressed please help?

I am terrified I may have contracted herpes from a one nighter. She performed unprotected oral. Now I have a sore perineum, very stressed please help?

Probably not herpes: Initial herpes occurs at the points of direct contact; oral-penlle sex would not infect the perineum. Maybe a slight chance if her mouth directly contacted the painful area, but even with vigorous and prolonged contact, the chance of new herpes from a single oral sex exposure is very low, probably around one in many thousand. But get care if the pain continues or if blisters or sores appear. ...Read more

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Once you get a herpes sore on your nose do they frequently start showing up there like mouth herpes or is it just one time? :t

Once you get a herpes sore on your nose do they frequently start showing up there like mouth herpes or is it just one time? :t

Varies: The way herpes behaves is very different from person to person. Some people will have many outbreaks, when under stress or eating trigger foods (peanuts, oatmeal). But others will have no future outbreaks at all. Taking good care of yourself helps. Lysine 500mg daily can suppress outbreaks if they are a problem. Prescription anti-virals can be used too if needed. ...Read more

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Can you get just one herpes sore on the upper part of eyelid almost at eyebrow?I just recently wk ago got over my initial outbreak of hsv2 am panickin

Can you get just one herpes sore on the upper part of eyelid almost at eyebrow?I just recently wk ago got over my initial outbreak of hsv2 am panickin

Yes: Herpes (type 1 or 2) can occur anywhere on the body that has been infected with the virus.

If you are concerned that this might be herpes, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painless, red & swollen sore with no fluid. Haven't had sex in over a year & have never had one prior. Symptoms does not match herpes. Suggestions?

Painless, red & swollen sore with no fluid. Haven't had sex in over a year & have never had one prior. Symptoms does not match herpes. Suggestions?

Genital lesions: Painless sore- chancre due to syphilis, or an irritated wart, Herpesvirus like you mentioned, or molluscum contagiousum , an lesion that is kinda like a wart. Also, a blocked follicle or gland is possible if it's not infected. Please seek the advice of a physician. ...Read more

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If someone with cold sore gives u oral sex and you get one on your genitals will you have herpes for sure ?

If someone with cold sore gives u oral sex and you get one on your genitals will you have herpes for sure ?

Herpes: Most people in america have oral or type one herpes. 75% by latest accounts. Your question is not the right question. You need and must get a herpes blood test so that the next steps can be mapped out. People with herpes are contagious whether they have a sore or not. ...Read more

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Wet lips touch neck herpes risk since one that did it has herpes. Saliva wet lips. She might be getting a sore is there a risk?

Herpes: 75% of americans have herpes. 90% of them do not get any outbreak. If you have not had a herpes blood test it is much more likely that you already have been exposed then that this would be a new exposure. And, the bad news continues. Having a sore or not in no way is predictive of contagiousness. Viral shedding happens when there is no sore just as often as it does not happen when one has a sore. ...Read more

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How low is the risk of getting herpes if. I am the only one that has an open sore and my partner doesnt? We only frenched kissed twice barley tongue

Misinformed?: 75% of americans have heroes simplex or hsv type one. Contagiousness through viral shedding has no correlation between having a sore or not. You may be just as contagious without a sore. Or you may not be contagious at all when you have a sore. ...Read more

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White bumps after getting penis scraped with teeth via oral. No pain outside of one day of soreness, no fluid from them, no crusting. Is it herpes?

White bumps after getting penis scraped with teeth via oral. No pain outside of one day of soreness, no fluid from them, no crusting. Is it herpes?

Not Herpes: Herpes generally causes red lesions, that are quite painful initially & generally last for 10-14 days. Also they generally do not show up right away but take a few days after exposure to get sore. It could be another std but most likely it was just a scrape of the skin from the teeth. I see you say no unprotected sex - did you use a condom for oral? If not, that is unprotected sex! ...Read more

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Every time i do a blow job to my husband at night i woke up the next morning with a cold sore/herpes on my lips. Sometimes with more than one ... ?

Every time i do a blow job to my husband at night i woke up the next morning with a cold sore/herpes on my lips. Sometimes with more than one ... ?

Stress: This could be from the friction causing herpes flares. You can have a blood test or a scraping from the lesions to see if type 1 or 2 simplex. May take an antiviral before and after to help prevent the lesions if this an activity that you and your husband enjoy. ...Read more

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Herpes simplex one on head of my penis? Not sure who gave it to me, but should I confront the one with cold sore?

Herpes simplex one on head of my penis? Not sure who gave it to me, but should I confront the one with cold sore?

Herpes: Herpes is a viral infection of the skin. It always comes the first time from another person. Herpes on your penis could come from your penis contacting the virus in a woman's vagina, or a persons mouth or anus, or even their hand. It doesn't pay to confront anyone about where your infection came from, and you should use condoms for sexual activity. Herpes can be treated easily with pills, or cream. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore and I have preformed oral sex on him. What's the likely hood of one of us getting genital herpes?

I have a cold sore and I have preformed oral sex on him. What's the likely hood of one of us getting genital herpes?

Good chance: Herpes type ii aka genital herpes can occur orally with oral sex.
Hsv ii can be shed even when you don't have symptoms or visible blister. You may have it for many years and not even know it, and be passing it around to other. Big dilema. ...Read more

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How painful is vaginal herpes I have one big pimple like sore can it affect your whole vagina like stinging and smelly fishy odor ?

How painful is vaginal herpes I have one big pimple like sore can it affect your whole vagina like stinging and smelly fishy odor ?

Maybe not...: Vaginal herpes can be quite painful--especially the first episode. However, a single big pimple is unlikely to be herpes. It is more likely to be an ingrown hair or hydradenitis. The fishy odor is not common to herpes. It usually is a sign of bacterial vaginosis. To know for sure, you need to have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have one tiny whitish sore on the inside of my lip. It's pretty small with a some redness around it. It's sort of painful. Canker sore or herpes?

I have one tiny whitish sore on the inside of my lip. It's pretty small with a some redness around it. It's sort of painful. Canker sore or herpes?

Canker sore: A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are not cancerous.

A canker sore is not the same as a fever blister (cold sore). ...Read more

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Possibly have a cold sore, kissed girlfriend who doesn't have one and then she gave oral sex. I'm very worried. What is the odds I get genital herpes?

Possibly have a cold sore, kissed girlfriend who doesn't have one and then she gave oral sex. I'm very worried. What is the odds I get genital herpes?

Viral exposure: The oral herpes virus is very common and can unfortunately manifest as lesions on post the lips and the genitals. if either of you has the virus and have engaged in oral sex, then transmission is possible. Nevertheless if you maintain good health and community than the likelihood of recurrence and symptoms will be low. Fortunately herpes is treatable, but you guys should talk about it together. ...Read more

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Could you give some one herpes simplex 1 if you don't have a cold sore/fever blister?

Maybe: The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood test will find out they were ever exposed.

For those who have outbreaks, they can release the virus before a sore is present, either oral or genital sores. ...Read more

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Have one sore red spot on the inner lip of my vagina. It hurt lots initially but is better after a few days. Could it be herpes or would it get worse?

Yes: This could very well be herpes. If you become pregnant it would be very important to have your OB doctor aware of this because it may influence the choice of vaginal vs. C-section delivery. On the other hand this may simply be a clogged gland, another form of std, or other things, and having your doctor examine it is a good idea. ...Read more

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Woke up with one very sore red bump on top lip line, i popped it and had fluid and pus come out. Only have one sexual partner, herpes or pimple?

Woke up with one very sore red bump on top lip line,  i popped it and had fluid and pus come out. Only have one sexual partner, herpes or pimple?

Herpes: Herpes does not usually have pus. 75% of americans have oral herpes. It is diagnosed by blood test. But if there is pus it is a pimple. ...Read more