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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 to have herpes on one tonsil? Tonsil is swollen and has 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers. Didn't have blisters. Lymph nodes are swollen.

Is it possible to have herpes on one tonsil? Tonsil is swollen and has 5 tiny canker sore like ulcers. Didn't have blisters. Lymph nodes are swollen.

Herpes in the mouth: Well depending on 'what happened' recently I would include herpes as a possibility. Herpes ulcers generally form at the site where they invaded. If you had receptive oral sex, then in theory it would be possible. The best way to find out is to see an ID doctor who could take a culture to prove or disprove this theory. There are other causes for an ulcer back there, so I do recommend getting seen. ...Read more

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Hi, there is a small white piece of skin, almost resembling a blister, but not quite on the bottom section of my virginal area. It's not herpes. As I was tested. I recently had sex, and it was dry. After which I noticed it. The sore reassembles a flat dry

Hi, there is a small white piece of skin, almost resembling a blister, but not quite on the bottom section of my virginal area. It's not herpes. As I was tested. I recently had sex, and it was dry. After which I noticed it. The sore reassembles a flat dry

Venereal wart.: A dry flat sore that looks like white skin in the genital area could be another type of STD known as venereal wart caused by human papilloma virus. A negative test for herpes cannot rule out all other STD's. Visit your doctor to find out what to do. ...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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I have a small oval shape ulcer-like sore on the lips of my vagina. It is not bumpy or a blister. It is smooth but has a white center. Is this herpes?

I have a small oval shape ulcer-like sore on the lips of my vagina. It is not bumpy or a blister. It is smooth but has a white center. Is this herpes?

Sounds like it: This definitely fits the description for herpes. A viral culture is the definitive test, but if I were you I would see doctor today and get started on some Acyclovir so you can help stem the outbreak and get tested at the same time. If culture comes back negative, then you can stop the drug, but at least you're starting to protect yourself. Be sure to discuss with any relevant partners too, . ...Read more

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How much time does herpes blisters turn in to the open sore?

How much time does herpes blisters turn in to the open sore?

No always: The blisters could just 'dry up' if not scratched. If left alone ...Read more

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How do doctors tell a difference between a cold sore and a herpes blister?

How do doctors tell a difference between a cold sore and a herpes blister?

They are the same!: You can look at the pictures posted her about the variuos forms of herpes I and ii as well as other on-line searches and compare what you have but the only way to be sure is to have a professional evaluated it. Both hsv I & ii sores will look different at different phases in the sore from onset to resolution & a professional will know all the possible appreances. ...Read more

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Are gen. Herpes blisters sore to the touch or do they hurt without being bothered? How frequent do breakouts occur & how long does the breakout last?

Are gen. Herpes blisters sore to the touch or do they hurt without being bothered? How frequent do breakouts occur & how long does the breakout last?

Yes it can. Treat.: Genital herpes can hurt with or without touching. Duration of the rash can be up to two weeks, without treatment. Medicines will help if they are started within first two days of the appearance the rash. If that is the case please see your doctor or go to urgent care right away. In the future make sure you see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if your fever blister/cold sore is herpes?

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What can you do to tell if your fever blister/cold sore is herpes?

See below: Fever blisters/cold sores are almost always due to hsv, so if you have one, the assumption will be herpes. ...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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Cut myself shaving on mons pubis, bled profusely, & resulted in a sore. Do herpes sores bleed? No blister, sore was only "open" for a night, tweezed a few hairs out of it it, now it is dry and pink and looks almost like razor burn, just bigger.

Cut myself shaving on mons pubis, bled profusely, & resulted in a sore. Do herpes sores bleed? No blister, sore was only "open" for a night, tweezed a few hairs out of it it, now it is dry and pink and looks almost like razor burn, just bigger.

Shaving injury: What you are describing sounds like a shaving injury. A herpes lesion usually does not bleed. If you felt yourself cutting the skin with the razor then this is the most likely explanation. If you are concerned see and Obgyn for an examination ...Read more

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Had a sore close to clitoris it only hurted when touched nor did it form little blisters, doctor say it didn't look like herpes. What are the odds?

Had a sore close to clitoris it only hurted when touched nor did it form little blisters, doctor say it didn't look like herpes. What are the odds?

See below: HSV 2 doesn't always present as tiny blisters. Best way to tell is to test fluid or smear from the lesion. If this isn't practical then a serologic antibody test for HSV 2 can be helpful IF you have never had HSV2 before this. It can take up to 2 weeks to turn (+) after contracting HSV2. if the test is (-) then it isn't HSV2. If (+) it suggests it is Herpes. ...Read more

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A cold sore is a single bump on your lip and a herpes blister are two totally different things right? Can a herpes 1 test tell the difference?

A cold sore is a single bump on your lip and a herpes blister are two totally different things right? Can a herpes 1 test tell the difference?

Not different and No: A regular cold sore on the lip is a regular herpes blister or herpes outbreak. They are the same thing. They are quite common in the world's population, and are usually caused by herpes type 1 virus (testing a cold sore for herpes type 1 is not necessary). ...Read more

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Since a few months I have a returning sore crack on right corner of my mouth. Could it be herpes even though I never had any blisters? Or what is it?

Since a few months I have a returning sore crack on right corner of my mouth. Could it be herpes even though I never had any blisters? Or what is it?

Get checked: Without a proper exam of the rash it would be difficult to give the best answer. Consider sending us a picture. Testing may be necessary ...Read more

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I get a herpes blister on my neck. Can I transmit the virus through kissing or intercourse if my parter doesn't come in contact with the sore itself?

I get a herpes blister on my neck. Can I transmit the virus through kissing or intercourse if my parter doesn't come in contact with the sore itself?

Maybe risk orally: If the herpes diagnosis is correct, the main risk is from direct contact with sore. Probably HSV1, originally acquired orally. If so, maybe a chance you have virus in the mouth during your neck outbreaks; probably best to avoid kissing or performing oral sex at those times. It's unlikely you have a genital infection, so no risk from intercourse. She could be tested to see if infected and immune. ...Read more

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If never had blister or sore on penis or mouth, is it good idea to get tested for herpes? Last encounter year and half ago

If never had blister or sore on penis or mouth, is it good idea to get tested for herpes? Last encounter year and half ago

Your Call: There really is no clinical reason to check but if you are concerned that you may have any STD (maybe because of an exposure) then it never hurts to be checked either. It really depends on how worried you are. If it makes you feel better, get checked. Most local health departments offer anonymous STD panels at little or no fee or your doctor can run these tests for you if you prefer. ...Read more

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Lower eyelid swelling kinda sore could it be herpes I don't have any fever blister but have in past close to corner panic thinking herpes?

Likely a stye: By far the most common lesion in your age group is an early stye. You can treat this with generous application of very warm wash cloths (not hot). Herpes would be in one place, with blistering on the skin. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is true that having oral sex with someone when you have a cold sore (fever blister) will give that person genital herpes?

There is potential: For herpes simplex virus 1 to be transmitted to genitalia. Oral sex has potential to transmit a number of sti's. Herpes simplex, hiv, hpv, gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis ; hepatitis can be spread via oral sex. ...Read more

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Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Various causes: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or STDs like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Hormone deficiencies from menopause or breast feeding can also cause itching. ...Read more

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Had a sore pimple/blister on labia minora, didn't crust. Only hurted when touched. Doctor said maybe friction burn didn't look like it could be herpes?

Had a sore pimple/blister on labia minora, didn't crust. Only hurted when touched. Doctor said maybe friction burn didn't look like it could be herpes?

Herpes test: Get a herpes culture from sore
also herpes antibodies in blood is sure way to know if it is herpes or not
did not crust does not mean anything
painful sore is usally herpes ...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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Blistering (Definition)

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