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Can Herpes Cause Pimples
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
No: But you may have both. All acne is manageable using today's medications. If two weeks on topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you, get with your personal physician. If you think you have a sexually transmitted disease, please get with your physician. These can be troublesome if neglected. ...Read more
Rash and others: Local infection can manifest discharge, bleeding, and difficulty/painful urination. Evidence of infection may be found in the throat or eyes. Sometimes, if not treated quickly enough, the infection can spread to other parts of the body which may manifest as a rash, heart disease, arthritis, and/or confusion. If infected with gonorrhea, co-infection with other sore-producing stds is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: The sexually transmitted disease that usually shows as blisters is herpes. Syphilis usually causes an ulcer, gonorrhea causes a discharge/painful urination. However, all STD"s can be silent and have no symptoms. All can have various presentations. If you have had unprotected sex, get checked for all of them and for pregnancy. STD's run in bad company, and you can get more than 1 at a time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Acne is only marginally related to diet and not at all to hygiene or lifestyle. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne can't be cured but will eventually remit on its own. Until then, you must manage it as a chronic illness. ...Read more
Can the viruses that cause genital herpes, genital warts, and molluscum contagiosum also cause bumps on the face or lips?
Yes: The virus you mentioned can affect the skin anywhere in the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Not exactly.: Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Boils are usually caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Herpes Transmission: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) has two types: type i generally infects the mouth and produces "fever blisters". Type ii more commonly is genital. However, performing oral sex on someone infected with hsv i or ii can result in oral herpes. There are blood tests that can quickly determine if you've been infected with either strain. Antivirals help to reduce shedding and infection. ...Read more
Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more
Can being infected by Herpes cause an outbreak of regular pimples and such? I got a severe outbreak on all locations I usually have pimples.
Herpes can spread: If you have a cold sore (Herpes Simplex infection), it is quite possible to see it spread to other break out areas around the face. However, this is not very likely. But, if it is as you say, that your have a severe herpes outbreak in areas where you get pimples, you will need to see a physician to get more aggressive treatment. This will need more attention that just OTC products. ...Read more
blocked sebacious : It is most probabely not herpes, it may be a blocked sebacious gland or a cyst.Wash with warm water when you take a bath and if it persists see your gynecologist or family doctor herpes infection causes painful fluid filled lesion. If you want to be sure what it is have it checked. ...Read more
I have some red almost pimple like bumps on my pubic are, what are the chances that it is herpes?
I get a little tender pimple close to my rectum on the left side sometisometimes. Does this means herpes?
What to do if I do not know if I have herpes, they look like pimples and what to do if I do not know what to do please help.?
I have a pimple like bump with a white head. It seemed to look different with in minutes after taking a shower. Could this be herpes or just a pimple?
Pimple: Where is the bump? Is it full of fluid or is it firm? Does it recur in the same place? Herpes occurs in clusters at point of contact (oral or genital) or along nerves (dermatomal). When you take a shower, you are changing your body temperature temporarily which alters the blood supply & color of the skin. Your bump is most likely an acne comedone (whitehead). Your pcp can help diagnose it better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: itching/burning first & then small pimple like bump near itching sites. 1 not multiple bumps at sites bumps don't hurt or itch. Is it herpes?
Possibly: You'll need to see your doctor for an evaluation to find out specifically what's going on. ...Read more
Small pimple on foreskin that was itchy for a day now it's not wondering if I have herpes or not?
Not impossible: Sounds like you should use condoms until that "pimple" either gets friends (=herpes), or goes away (=still "might" be herpes, but less likely). As "the gift that keeps on giving, " if you've got it, you will see it flare up again. Could / should / ought to get checked @ std clinic / your dr / urgent care to be sure isn't herpes and check for anything else. ...Read more
Pimple with white pus, so i popped it and now it has clear fluid inside. Is this a pimple or herpes?
Blister= herpes: Most herpes lesions look like a blister(think burn) early on.A pimple is usually a red base with a pustular (white)center.Not always easy to tell the difference.If it is on or very near your lip (or penis or vaginal labia) suspect herpes.Is worthwhile to discuss with dr.Herpes is a serious and life- long infectious disease. ...Read more
If its Herpes: The most common appearance for genital herpes is no sore at all. Additionally, there is still a risk of spread - even in the absence of a sore. While herpes i is mostly oral, it is still found in up to 30% of genital cases. Although it can appear like a pimple, it isnt certain unless tested by swab and culture. If the culture is negative, still can be herpes. ...Read more
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