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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

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 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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Should I take my medication for just one herpes blister?

Should I take my medication for just one herpes blister?

Up to you: Its not essential that you treat an out break. As you know the medicine will not cure the infection. It could shorten the duration of symptoms though. ...Read more

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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 need csection if I only ever had one herpes blister confirmed?

Do I need csection if I only ever had one herpes blister confirmed?

Perhaps: Once infected with herpes simplex (usually type 2) on the genitalia the virus remains in your body for life, like a squatter. Even though you may not have overt lesions on your genitals there is good evidence that shedding of the virus in the vagina occurs with regularity. With that history many obstetricians would prefer to deliver your baby through c-section rather than risk neonatal herpes. ...Read more

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Should one assume automatically that blister near the genitals is herpes?

Should one assume automatically that blister near the genitals is herpes?

Good chance: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...Read more

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Would does herpes look like are they cluster of blisters or is is one cut. I had a concie. Reacur.? Cut on clot went to doc but she couldn't take swab

Would does herpes look like are they cluster of blisters or is is one cut. I had a concie. Reacur.? Cut on clot went to doc but she couldn't take swab

I'll take a shot: I'm not certain of all your words due to typos, but herpes does typically look like a small cluster of blisters on the skin, but on the genital/vulvar tissues it is more like open sores that are ulcerated/have an irregular surface. They are painful and itchy and testing is usually possible. Persist with efforts to get diagnosis if symptoms persist; current & future therapy is specific & effective. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of genital herpes? How many blisters do you have to get at one time?

What are the symptoms of genital herpes? How many blisters do you have to get at one time?

Painful blisters: Often is preceded by strange sensation followed by one or more painful blisters that rupture and then dry out and heal. ...Read more

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Chances of one having herpes without any blisters or sores but balanitis on foreskin and penis head?

Chances of one having herpes without any blisters or sores but balanitis on foreskin and penis head?

I wouldn't think: The chances are high...those ulcerated lesions are very commonly present in herpes. Balanitis is swelling and inflammation of the foreskin. It's main cause is suboptimal hygiene in the uncircumcised. Symptoms will usually resolve when you rinse (unscented) soap completely off the penis. Low dose OTC topical steroid or anti fungal cream may help. Rarely are other antibiotics needed. USE CONDOMS! ...Read more

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I've gotten fever blisters since a kid I know it's herpes right but does that mean every time I get one does that mean I can get Bell's palsy? Panic

I've gotten fever blisters since a kid I know it's herpes right but does that mean every time I get one does that mean I can get Bell's palsy? Panic

Not necessarily: We believe Bell's palsy is secondary to herpes simplex, but this virus is already present in most human bodies in the dorsal root ganglion. Activation causing lip inflammation has little to do with an effect on the facial nerve. If you are in "panic" due to your concerns, best to get some counseling to cope better. ...Read more

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Red dime sized spot on upper labia majora 3 wks post one night stand. No blisters/ pain. No shaving since that night. Lasted 3 days. Is it herpes?

Red dime sized spot on upper labia majora 3 wks post one night stand. No blisters/ pain. No shaving since that night. Lasted 3 days. Is it herpes?

Not likely Herpes.: A painless lesion of the genital area is not likely to be herpes because most herpes lesions are painful! There are other STD's to consider and you should see your Doctor. ...Read more

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Last month I had blisters around genital area and one on my armpit this month got same but also blisters on both armpits. Herpes? If yes, which type?

Last month I had blisters around genital area and one on my armpit this month got same but also blisters on both armpits. Herpes? If yes, which type?

Difficult to tell: Isolated, painful small blisters around the genitalia suggests hsv I or ii but the, axillary blisters throws a little wrench into the works. May be something else entirely and should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a fever blister for 2 months will not go away! I have had 2 rounds of valtrex, alcivior now taking topical ointment, not sure why he prescribed one for antifungus nitrate cream, also I have type 1 herpes. And have used countless over the coun

I have had a fever blister for 2 months will not go away! I have had 2 rounds of valtrex, alcivior now taking topical ointment, not sure why he prescribed one for antifungus nitrate cream, also I have type 1 herpes. And have used countless over the coun

I: I would question whether this is a fever blister given that it has been present for 2 months. Perhaps it is a condition called perleche? I would recommend you see a dermatologist who can examine the area, possible perform a bacterial or viral culture, and give a recommendation. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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How long does the herpes simplex virus (1) last on a finger. -if one touched a present oral blister that hasn't yet opened, then touched another area?

How long does the herpes simplex virus (1) last on a finger. -if one touched a present oral blister that hasn't yet opened, then touched another area?

For life.: It's not as bad as it sounds. The first episode is the worst. Recurrences become less and less symptomatic, and less frequent until finally it stops. There is usually an interval of months, or years between attacks. Are you a health care worker? It can defiinitely be transmitted to other areas but for some reason isn't commonly. Good Idea to cover it while you have it with a band aid. ...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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Was diagnosed with herpes 2. Never had blister in my genital area. But had a blister on my hand and one on my foot. Never had a cluster. Is this herpe?

Was diagnosed with herpes 2. Never had blister in my genital area. But had a blister on my hand and one on my foot. Never had a cluster. Is this herpe?

Genital herpes: Presence of genital lesions is not required to be diagnosed with herpes. You may have never had a visible or felt outbreak and yet you may harbor the virus. It may, however, reactivate and cause an outbreak that you might be aware of. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

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