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Can one bump be herpes?

Can one bump be herpes?

Herpes simplex: Yes, one "bump" could conceivably be herpetic although this is unusual. You make no further description, so it is impossible to say what you specifically have, but if it keeps up and you are concerned see your doctor. ...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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Can a lip blister not be herpes?

Can a lip blister not be herpes?

Yes.: Lips can blister for various reasons beside a herpes viral infection. Chemicals such as acids found in citrus fruits, allergic reactions and trauma are a few other causes. ...Read more

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Can herpes be only one bump?

Can herpes be only one bump?

Herpes simplex: Possible but unusual. Also, a bump is not the usual manner in which herpes presents. It is a vesicle (blister) which breaks down and forms a shallow ulcer that is tender and painful. ...Read more

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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

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Can you have one herpes blister for the first breakout?

Can you have one herpes blister for the first breakout?

Herpes Blister: Yes. Herpes breakouts start as blisters usually. But, not everyone exposed to herpes gets a break out. Many people are silently infected and silently contagious. ...Read more

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Does oral herpes akwyas have sores or can it jsut be a rash?

Does oral herpes akwyas have sores or can it jsut be a rash?

No: Usually herpes is localized. Sometimes a person is exposed for the first time, having no immunity for another 10 days, and has a wide distribution of sores. This is a danger for people with poorly controlled eczema. Recurrent episodes of herpes occur in the some spot and are constrained by immunity to a local area for a limited time. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a cold sore develop into genital herpes?

Would it be possible that a cold sore develop into genital herpes?

Not Usuallt But: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...Read more

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I have canker sores, can these be genital herpes?

Canker & Herpes: Are different. Your canker sores are related to immune system issues or trauma to the soft tissue. Herpes lesions look different and are related to a virus and also immune system issues. Treatments are different too. See your dentist to confirm the type lesions you have and help w treatment ideas. ...Read more

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Can herpes sores be painless?

Can herpes sores be painless?

Not usually: Sores caused by herpes virus usually would cause some discomfort - burning, numbing, and/or tingling. If in doubt, I recommend seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Tiny blisters on fingers, could they be a precursor to staph infection?

Tiny blisters on fingers, could they be a precursor to staph infection?

Probably pompholyx: If these are small water-like blisters, this sounds like pompholyx ( dyshidrotic eczema ), although fungal infection or other conditions may also be the cause. Staph is usually associated with yellow fluid/pus. Recommend you see a physician or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Look up "pompholyx" on the web, or try this: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/pompholyx-leaflet ...Read more

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Can one get ocular herpes from touching a coldsore?

Can one get ocular herpes from touching a coldsore?

Yes.: If you touch a fresh cold sore and then rub your eye with the same finger, it is certainly possible to transmit the virus to your eye. So whenever you have a cold sore, don't touch it! if you get them often, ask your doctor or a dermatologist for an antiviral medication (valtrex, famvir, (famciclovir) etc.) to heal them more quickly and prevent future attacks. ...Read more

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Herpes type one genitally can be spread only during an outbreak, correct?

Herpes type one genitally can be spread only during an outbreak, correct?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is a virus that you catch from someone who is infected with it. Most transmission occurs when persons shed virus but lack lesions. Usually skin-skin, skin-mucosa contact. Hsv is inactivated promptly at room temperature. Aerosol or fomitic spread unlikely. Infection occurs via inoculation onto susceptible mucosal surface or break in skin. ...Read more

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Can cold sores be spread to the genital area? Is it possible for someone with cold sores to cause genital herpes in another person?

Can cold sores be spread to the genital area? Is it possible for someone with cold sores to cause genital herpes in another person?

Yes, : Yes, it is possible. Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. 20% of the cases of genital herpes are also caused by hsv-1 thought to be infections from oral-genital contact. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" at any time and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! they usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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