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Can Syphilis Be Mistaken For Herpes
Blisters/rash on right side head of penis. Tested negative for herpes and syphilis. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics/fungal cream. Wut else could it b?
Reaction?: If any contact with bowl cleaner or other chemical, could be a local reaction (/"burn") from that, which may look infected on exam (hence abx/anti-fungal). The warm/moist environ slows healing. Should keep dry & aired as able (don't get arrested!) while using ointments as rx'ed. Give it a week. If not improving, get re-checked. ...Read more
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
Yes: It is possible. It just takes contact from an infected person. ...Read more
After unprotected sex when should I get tested for herpes and syphilis? Can I get tested a week after an will the result be accurate?
6-8 weeks: Please see a physician as soon as possible, testing will be useful if done after 6-8 weeks ...Read more
Separate disease: Yes, one can be "blessed" with both diseases. ...Read more
I had an outbreak of herpes in May. My gyno tested me for HIV & syphilis-it was negative. Why are symptoms of herpes-HIV the same? Should I be worried?
Hi, I'm 33 and I've been diagnosed with herpes zoster. I had unprotected passive sex 3 weeks ago with a man who might have syphilis. Are the 2 related?
No: Herpes zoster (shingles) is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles. Syphilis is a bacterial infection usually spread by sexual contact. Shingles is a viral infection, syphilis is a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Ulcers: That might not be visible so have it checked. ...Read more
1mmx3mm painless sore thin and lighter colored slightly elevated contour and more reddish at the centre? Symptoms don't match syphilis or herpes or hpv
Ulcer: This needs to be seen in order to be diagnosed, and your history of exposures will play a significant role in the evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more
If 2 people in a sexual relationship have been tested for STDs and have come back negative can you get herpes or syphilis nonsexually?
STI: No but be sure you were tested for these ...Read more
If I am tested for herpes, and the culture is positive and the blood test is negative. And my STD test is reactive for syphilis what should I believe?
Swollen vagina w/ what looks more like chancres than clusters. Very painful to urinate. Waiting on test results. More likely to be herpes or syphilis?
Here are some...: I'm glad that you;ve got medical attention and just wait the test reports to come. Clinically, the skin lesions are probably not related with syphilis since its lesion is painless, but more likely herpetic lesions with superimposed cellulitis leading to such pain upon urination. To help doc deduce right Dx, follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html so to work with Doc... ...Read more
If I had syphilis and was taking valtrex, (valacyclovir) could it heal the bumps on the genital area or must you have herpes for that medicine to work?
Did test of HIV, herpes, chlam, gono, syphilis, BV, yeast are negative. Was given Metro. Gel for foul smell, but is still lightly there. Have HPV.
Bacterial vaginosis?: Foul vaginal odor usually means bacterial vaginosis (BV). There is no single test that is reliable for BV, so your negative test doesn't mean you don't have it. Best treatment for BV is metronidazole by mouth for 5-7 days; vaginal treatment (MetroGel) usually doesn't work. Trichomonas, an STD, is also possible; make sure you were tested (DNA test, not just microscopic). Nothing to do with HPV. ...Read more
I have red itchy spots on leg that turns black. Is this an std. If so which one. Could this be syphilis. Or herpes? What r symptoms for both
Std unlikely: An std would be very low on the list of causes of a leg rash. You should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Can I have sex again to have a child after 11 months of last exposure with multiple (-) HIV PCR and Combo? ; also (-) Syphilis, Hep A, B&C, Herpes & HPV
If the nucleic acid tests were negative at 11 months after potential exposure, you are free of the infections and can try to have a baby.
Start taking pre-natal vitamins.
Wish you good health and a healthy baby.
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. 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. ...Read more
I'm having painless mouth sore - worried that it is syphilis or herpes infection, or oral cancer?
Simply: Have your own general dentist or an oral surgeon take a look at what you are describing so that you will know exactly what it is and whether or not it needs treatment. From what you describe it's unlikely it's any of the three things you mentioned. However, you should find out what it is and the only way to do that is to have someone personally examine you. ...Read more
Painless mouth sore - worried that it is syphilis or herpes infection, or oral cancer. How do I get tested?
Oral Surgeon: Make an appointment with a local oral surgeon who will take a full medical history and examine your lesion. A biopsy may be necessary for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Herpes, syphilis, or Hiv? One day after having unprotected oral sex got tingling burning tongue/vagina. 10 days later got 1 big purple bump on pubic
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without examining you and doing some tests. Some of the tests may need to be repeated later. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation and get tested.
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. ...Read more
Unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now white tongue with red spots. Dry itchy skin all over, Chills. Bumps on pubic area. Is herpes? Syphilis? Hiv?
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