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Can Herpes Cause Pimples
I have a pimple like bump on my pubic area. I've had it for a few days. Today I saw it crust over. It never caused pain. Is it herpes if it has a scab?
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
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
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 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 more
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 isn't certain unless tested by swab and culture. If the culture is negative, still can be herpes. ...Read more
Cold Sore/ Herpes: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus.Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...Read more
Unlikely: Most likely exactly as you described, a pimple. But, if it persists or worsens, have your doctor look at it. ...Read more
So many answers:
There are so many different appearances that it would make the most sense for you to see your obgyn for a checkup - and more so because there are different treatments for each. And...If it's an std, you need to be able to inform your partner (s) down the road.
Good luck! ...Read more
I have a pimple but when it pops out its something white then goes away is this herpes or a ingrown hair?
Pimple: A Whitehead, or closed comedone, has a white sebaceous plug inside. A warm shower will sometimes help it exit the skin. ...Read more
My boyfriend's penis has some small pimple-like around the back of his penis head. Is this a sign of herpes?
I've been getting pimples (only one or two) in the same spot for about 3 months. Is it herpes or something I should be worried about?
See a dermatologist: Not enough detail for any diagnosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have this big bump on the shaft of my penis. It looks like a pimple and it's by itself. Could this be herpes it popped like a pimple also?
Milia: It is possible that the lesion you see on your penis, is a small cyst with the name I wrote above. This is not contagious or dangerous and it is not uncommon. ...Read more
My boyfriend has a white pimple on his bottom lip on the inside and he says its herpes but im not sure its herpes maybe it could be something else?
I'm very worried that I may have herpes! I have two pimple like bumps on my left labia but it was hard to pop, no fluid and it bled... Is it herpes?
Need an exam: To answer this question. This can't be evaluated online, please make an appointment and good wishes. ...Read more
What's the difference between the looks of a pimple to herpes? I'm getting them on my chest and my four head and all over. Red with out white heads
Mucous membranes: Herpes simplex occurs on mucous membranes. Herpes-zoster occurs on specific areas of skin in a nerve root distribution. Random pimples probably aren't herpes. Herpes lesions always have a blister in the middle of them early in the eruption. Then they crust over. Only way to be sure is to have an examination. See your doctor. ...Read more