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Is it possible for you to get a herpes outbreak on your inner upper thigh?

Is it possible for you to get a herpes outbreak on your inner upper 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

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


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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?

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 more

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Does herpes on inner thigh comes and goes away to last a days or weeks?

Does herpes on inner thigh comes and goes away to last a days or weeks?

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

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I have a bump on my inner thigh could it be herpes?!

I have a bump on my inner thigh could it be herpes?!

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

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Can you get herpes on your thighs?

Can you get herpes on your thighs?

Yes: You can get herpes infection anywhere on your body. It is transmitted by contact. ...Read more

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I have a couple red dots on my inner thigh I'm scared its herpes?

I have a couple red dots on my inner thigh I'm scared its herpes?

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

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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?

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

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Bump neer vagina on inner thigh. Is this herpes?

Bump neer vagina on inner thigh. Is this herpes?

Possible: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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Genital herpes on inner thigh, help?

Genital herpes on inner thigh, help?

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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Bump in the inner thigh. No pain even when pressed No itching . Is this herpes? Possible exposure 60 days back covered oral sex

Bump in the inner thigh. No pain even when pressed No itching . Is this herpes? Possible exposure 60 days back covered oral sex

Not likely.: Probably not Herpes if it is painless and not a small blister-like lesion. Might be a sebaceous cyst. Check with your primary care physician or dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more

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5 red bumps inner thigh that are not painful and do not itch. They are flat almost and i did shave a couple days ago. Could it be herpes?

5 red bumps inner thigh that are not painful and do not itch.  They are flat almost and i did shave a couple days ago. Could it be herpes?

Folliculitis-not HSV: What you have is a mild folliculitis from shaving. Better to try and 'clip' with scissors (very carefully) or some other method of trimming, not shaving. Shaving can injure the skin and allow bacteria to 'set up shop' as they've done in your case. A few days of bacitracin applied 3 or 4x a day should wipe that out. Herpes hurts like hell, and fungus would itch-so those are ruled out. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have a rash on my inner thigh. It is unilateral, not painful, not itchy but has come up with lesions and scabs. Herpes? Or something else?

I have a rash on my inner thigh. It is unilateral, not painful, not itchy but has come up with lesions and scabs. Herpes? Or something else?

Herpes? Shingles?: If "lesions" means blisters or sores and rash is recent (a few days) and not long lasting, I would be more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). Genital herpes also is possible. Or a simple allergic reaction, or any of several other kinds if dermatitis. Earlier makes diagnosis easier and is very important for successful treatment of either herpes or shingles, so see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs

How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs

Tines cruris: The rashes look different. Definitive diagnosis is made by culturing a scraping for fungus . This will also tell you what type of fungus it is because different ones will have different characteristics. Viral culture of a vesicle will prove whether herpes simplex is present. Put your socks on before your underpants. Many times the underpants touch your toes and bring fungus into your groin. ...Read more

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I have on my butt from the crack to my inner thighs its itchy dry n it looks like stretch marks where the rash is located is it herpes?

I have on my butt from the crack to my inner thighs its itchy dry n it looks like stretch marks where the rash is located is it herpes?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Not herpes: This partly duplicates my previous reply to the same question, which included "...genital herpes is not a likely cause of 'isolated red bumps on thighs', and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes." Herpes lesions rarely if ever can "have hairs coming out". ...Read more