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Can You Get Herpes On Your Inner Thigh
Herpes: Genital herpes is a chronic sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv). Historically, hsv-2 accounted for a majority of genital infections; however, hsv-1, which usually infects the orolabial area, now accounts for up to 50% of first-episode cases. These are often multiple, resulting in shallow, painful ulcers that may merge. The symptoms last for approximately 7-14 d. ...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
I heard conflicting answers. To get genital herpes you have to come into contact with infected area? Say the infected area is on inner thigh. If I have intercourse w her and never touch the inner thigh. (Covered by a towel) could I still catch it?
Possible to get HSV: Visible HSV lesions are infectious but just covering the lesion may not be sufficient to prevent HSV transmission if there is also infectious virus on nearby skin. Avoiding close skin contact when there's a definite HSV outbreak, using condoms at other times & the person taking antiviral meds all significantly reduce HSV transmission. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Herpes simplex: Recurrent lesions usually will begin to resolve in about 10 days. ...Read more
Ouch: With your other conditions, I would be sure you had herpes, and not contact dermatitis, before treating it as herpes. When untreated, the outbreak usually lasts for a couple of weeks. With modern, anti-HSV therapies, such as acyclovir, the outbreak can either be stopped, or shortened significantly in duration to 3-5 days, with much more mild symptoms. ...Read more
Herpes: The virus starts to multiply when it gets into the skin cells. The skin becomes red and sensitive, and soon afterward, one or more blisters or bumps appear. The blisters first open, scab over, and then heal as new skin tissue forms. During a first outbreak, the area is usually painful and may itch, burn or tingle. Flu-like symptoms are also common. These include swollen glands, headache, muscle. ...Read more
Herpes is unlikely: This is unlikely to be herpes, which doesn't cause simple "red dots", but blisters that become pimple-like or open sores, then heal with scabs. Also, initial herpes usually occurs at site where inoculated, i.e. generally at sites of maximum friction during sex, such as labia, vaginal opening, etc. Recurrent oubreaks can be on thighs, but rarely first infection. See your doctor if still concerned. ...Read more
I have 2 bumps on my upper inner thigh not that close each one is white the other is not they don't hurt that much is it herpes?
Need to look at it: It is very hard to say exactly what it may be without looking at the bumps i wil; suggest you check with your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Treatment: If you're sure it's herpes, it can be treated with anti-herpes medication (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir), provided you start soon enough. The lesion will go away without treatment, but it may come back in the same place. If it comes back infrequently, you can just treat it when it happens. If it comes back frequently (several times a year), you can take daily therapy to prevent it. ...Read more
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