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Can I pop herpes blister?

Can I pop herpes blister?

You can, but don't.: Generally these will open and create a small ulcerated area on the skin by themselves. If you squeeze or open them in an unsterile fashion they have a chance of becoming secondarily infected, and although I hate driving business away, you don't need added problems. ...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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Does herpes always blister?

Does herpes always blister?

No: You may not see the blister stage. It may just be an open sore or even just seem like irritation. ...Read more

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Can I pop my herpes blisters?

Can I pop my herpes blisters?

Don't recommend it.: It releases teaming contagious viruses from the lesion. ...Read more

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Is it ok to pop herpes blister?

Is it ok to pop herpes blister?

Not a good thing to: Do. If you are not already being treated for your herpes infection - please do so. ...Read more

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Do herpes blisters have an odor?

Do herpes blisters have an odor?

Herpes simplex: No, although tissue degeneration in any form of lesion may create an odor, there is nothing characteristic about the smell of herpetic lesions. ...Read more

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Is it okay to pop herpes blisters?

Not a good idea.: Breaking open a lesion releases teaming viruses which are contagious. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes blister?

Herpes: If you have a suspicious lesion you get it examined at the doctors office. And, all of us in the world must know our herpes status with a blood test! ...Read more

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How can I tell if the blisters are herpes?

How can I tell if the blisters are herpes?

See MD or Dentist: You can look at the pictures posted her about the variuos forms of herpes I and ii as well as other on-line searches and compare what you have but the only way to be sure is to have a professional evaluated it. Both hsv I & ii sores will look different at different phases in the sore from onset to resolution & a professional will know all the possible appreances. ...Read more

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Should I take my medication for just one herpes blister?

Up to you: Its not essential that you treat an out break. As you know the medicine will not cure the infection. It could shorten the duration of symptoms though. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have herpes, but never break out with blisters?

Is it possible to have herpes, but never break out with blisters?

Yes: Most of us, at least my generation contracted herpes simplex one from our family. Mom kisses baby and so forth. Unintentional as they did not know in the 40's- 60's for instance. It lives in the nerve ganglia forever. They tend to erupt during bouts of tiredness and at least for me excessive sun. Same place all the time. There are drugs to keep it from erupting. You can also get them intra orally. ...Read more

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From the time of infectivity, do the herpes blisters always show up?

From the time of infectivity, do the herpes blisters always show up?

No: A percentage of people that contract herpes never have an outbreak. Or they may become infected, and experience their first outbreak months or years after exposure. ...Read more

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If I have one painful blister on my butt does that mean I have herpes?

If I have one painful blister on my butt does that mean I have herpes?

Needs examination: Individual diagnosis is not possible in this forum, but is available on HealthTap Prime. A good quality picture would be needed for evaluation on HealthTap Prime, however. Some physicians perform a type of culture on blisters; this of course could not be done by us. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have herpes and not get symptoms like blisters or little white lesions?

Is it possible to have herpes and not get symptoms like blisters or little white lesions?

Yes: The outbreaks can be few/far between, yet still be present. See: http://stdtesting. Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information on herpes and related links. ...Read more

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I have blisters but very small. I do not think its herpes. I tried to pick them. They keep recurring. I do not know what they are.

I have blisters but very small. I do not think its herpes. I tried to pick them. They keep recurring. I do not know what they are.

Sounds like herpes: The only way in which you can get a definitive diagnosis is to have a doctor look at these, possibly a dermatologist. Without being able to see them and ask questions it would only be a guess. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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There's a blister on my tonsil, is it herpes?

There's a blister on my tonsil, is it herpes?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more