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Can herpes simplex cause rashes instead of blisters?

Can herpes simplex cause rashes instead of blisters?

Yes: Yes, classic lesions are blisters, but I have seen it cause anything from rashes to bullae (large fluid-filled blisters). However, it is important to evaluate other causes of rash and not just assuming it would be hsv, as it would be an atypical presentation. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Can herpes simpelx cause a rash around the mouth?

Can herpes simpelx cause a rash around the mouth?

Yes and no: Herpes commonly causes a rash with blisters that are painful but mild cases can give a blistery rash. ...Read more

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Do rashes caused by herpes always result in hyperpigmentation? If so, how long does it last?

Do rashes caused by herpes always result in hyperpigmentation? If so, how long does it last?

Depends: each person is different and some have hyperpigmentation and others have hypo usually have a while the skin will return but there is always a chance it will be the same forever ...Read more

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Does herpes cause no rash sensitive skin?

Does herpes cause no rash sensitive skin?

Herpes: Herpes can cause sensitive skin as it reactivates. But this usually turns into a small cluster of very painful blisters. 90% of those infected with genital herpes have no physical symptoms. Rash is not usually a part of a herpes outbreak without blistering sores. ...Read more

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Other than herpes, what STD's commonly cause a penile rash? I have a red patch of skin just under the glans and it doesn't itch or hurt at all.

Other than herpes, what STD's commonly cause a penile rash? I have a red patch of skin just under the glans and it doesn't itch or hurt at all.

May not be STD: Since most STD's would cause irritation or itching, your penile rash may be due to some other cause. Pl get it checked for a definitive diagnosis. Feel better ...Read more

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Yeast inf. from amoxicillin lastest 2.5 weeks. Also caused burning with urination. Is this normal? Doc. also tested for herpes b/c red rash present.

Yeast inf. from amoxicillin lastest 2.5 weeks. Also caused burning with urination. Is this normal? Doc. also tested for herpes b/c red rash present.

Yeast inf. from amox: First, were you treated for yeast infection? If so vaginal cream or Diflucam ? Some women are resistant to normal treatments, and might require extended duration for these medications.Also could be a UTI that keeps irritating the skin. Another concern is underlying Diabetes ,with pts.taking much longer to rid of infections. Anemia or immunosuppresion from diseases can affect healing times. ...Read more

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Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis

Probably not, but...: This depends on the nature and timing of hte pain. If the buttoch/leg discomfort is at the same time as a genital herpes outbreak, or starts 1-2 days before, and if it clears up in another day or two. they may be linked. If you're talking about more chronic or persistent, ongoing pain, and not associated with herpes outbreaks, then almost certainly it's an entirely separate problem. ...Read more

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Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears. The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

Can herpes or a vaginal yeast infection cause a skin rash throughout the body? I have a skin rash that develops first with an itch and then a round red bump appears.  The first few where limited to my lower left arm and looked more like bites but then dis

It : It would be very unusual for herpes or vaginal yeast infection to spread throughout the body. Other medical issues, such as MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus), eczema, psoriasis, pityriasis, or other dermatological issues can cause a rash on the body. Trying a mild anti-bacterial soap and mild lotion may be helpful, but if it is a worsening rash, or if the patient had fever or new symptoms, then the patient should be medically evaluated. ...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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more