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Can you pop herpes like a pimple? And if so should stuff (white stuff) come out of it?

Can you pop herpes like a pimple? And if so should stuff (white stuff) come out of it?

Herpesvirus: Don't touch as you can spread it. If not sure what you have get examination. ...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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Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Please DO NOT do: That - it is teaming with herpes simplex virus - popping it will spread the infectious material. ...Read more

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Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Do genital herpes pop like pimples?

Often, yes: But it is more like a burn than a pimple. The characteristic Herpes lesion is a small blister that is fragile and easily ruptures. This exposes the underlying layer of very sensitive skin, which is why it can be very painful. ...Read more

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Can you pop a genital herpes pimple?

Can you pop a genital herpes pimple?

Very bad idea.: It is teaming with herpes simplex virus which you will release if you pop a lesion. ...Read more

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Found what looked like 1 red pimple near butt crack-it was really hard to pop but I did it and clear liquid and blood came out. Herpes?

Found what looked like 1 red pimple near butt crack-it was really hard to pop but I did it and clear liquid and blood came out. Herpes?

Difficult to say: Here are some facts. A blood filled cyst near the anus is a hemorrhoid. Herpes lesions are blisters or a cluster of blisters that do not have blood in them. They also hurt and itch. Sometimes with a large bowel movement a small tear can occur that then gets infected. So, an infected anal fissure is a rare possibility. But, a pimple is also in that realm. ...Read more

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I have been having these pimple/cyst like on top of my vagina and labia and I pop them and they ooz this white liquid or blood, could this be herpes?

I have been having these pimple/cyst like on top of my vagina and labia and I pop them and they ooz this white liquid or blood, could this be herpes?

Herpes: These do not sound like herpetic lesions, but the only way in which to be sure is to have them seen by a doctor familiar with these. This cannot be done on the internet, need history and exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Small puss like pimples in genital area and stomach. Not herpes. Non itchy. Does not pop, some do but blood?

Small puss like pimples in genital area and stomach. Not herpes. Non itchy. Does not pop, some do but blood?

Genital bumps: Genital bumps can be many things. Some STDs, some not. Only general advice can be given without an exam. If the bumps are on the lower abdomen and pubic area, they could be infected hair follicles. STDs usually don't involve the skin of the stomach area. Consider a HealthTap Concierge visit for more personal evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pimple but when it pops out its something white then goes away is this herpes or a ingrown hair?

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

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I get a small pimple on my lip line almost every month for the past 5 months when I get my cycle. It has white puss when I pop it. Herpes? Another?

I get a small pimple on my lip line almost every month for the past 5 months when I get my cycle. It has white puss when I pop it. Herpes? Another?

Possibly.: Herpes usually appears as blisters, not a white pimple. But the way to know for sure would be to see a doctor and get it cultured soon after it appears. It could also just be hormonal acne that is affecting the same blocked oil gland each month. ...Read more

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Day 1 white head pimple on lip line pop it with little white fluid day 2 just red skin, day 3 nearly healed - herpes or just my anxiety of herpes?

Day 1 white head pimple on lip line pop it with little white fluid day 2 just red skin, day 3 nearly healed - herpes or just my anxiety of herpes?

Anxiety?: From what you describe, it doesn't sound like a herpes infection. If it were, by the way, popping it would just make it spread more. When in doubt, it would be better to just leave it alone or seek a professional evaluation and advice\treatment. ...Read more

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Do herpes blisters on lips always ooze or pop? I've had little white pimples near the corner of mouth, both sides. Some a little below of the corner. They do itch but barely burn. I've had them for about 4 days now, I went to the doctor twice, consecutiv

Do herpes blisters on lips always ooze or pop? I've had little white pimples near the corner of mouth, both sides. Some a little below of the corner. They do itch but barely burn. I've had them for about 4 days now, I went to the doctor twice, consecutiv

Oral herpes: Oral herpes outbreaks typically go red bump to blister (clear fluid) to pimple to open sore to crust/scab over 7-14 days. Recurrent outbreaks usually are in more or less the same spot every time. Most doctors are good at recognizing oral herpes, so you probably can rely on your doc's opinion. But if uncertain, testing can be done to know for sure -- for virus in the lesion, or blood test for HSV1. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

Pain: Typically herpes starts with pain first, then you get the "pimple".
Sometimes it is difficult to tell, and the only for sure way would be to have the fluid from the "pimple"cultured by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

Visit your dentist: Normally herpetic lesions develop in the same area every single time they appear, best way will be to visit your dentist for a consult and he will give you a prescription for the herpes that will help with the pain, lenght of time and severity. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between pimple vs herpes?

How to tell the difference between pimple vs herpes?

Herpes simplex: A "pimple" is generally a raised red area that may be topped with a little spot of pus. A herpetic lesion is generally a blister that opens and reveals a shallow ulcer that is quite tender and painful. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference between herpes and just a pimple?

Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions form blisters which break down into shallow ulcers that are painful and tender. ...Read more

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I don't have herpes I've been tested 3 times and 2 of the times were in the last two months I am neg for herpes but have little white dots not pimple?

I don't have herpes I've been tested 3 times and 2 of the times were in the last two months I am neg for herpes but have little white dots not pimple?

Fordyce's spots: Is likely what you have. There are other benign "little white dots not pimple" conditions that can be seen on the genitalia. You did not mention if these are on the shaft, glans, scrotum, etc. Important to rule our other std's such as hpv (genital warts). ...Read more

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Pimple on the hood of the clitoris. Is this herpes?

Pimple on the hood of the clitoris. Is this herpes?

blocked sebacious: 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

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Does herpes look like pimples?

Does herpes look like pimples?

Blisters: More like small bumps pr blisters with clear fluid, on top of red skin. There's usually no pus. ...Read more

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How are pimple and oral herpes different?

How are pimple and oral herpes different?

Bacteria v Virus: Pimples are caused by bacterial overgrowth within a follicle while herpes breakouts are caused by viral activation of the herpes virus. ...Read more

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I have some red almost pimple like bumps on my pubic are, what are the chances that it is herpes?

I have some red almost pimple like bumps on my pubic are, what are the chances that it is herpes?

See derm: This is probably folliculitis or hidradenitis which have to do with abnormal hair follicles and apocrine sweat glands. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Herpes: Blood testing is now the only best standard for herpes testing. Cultures are notoriously inadequate. Her press lesions are blisters. They are not pimples. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could pimple like bumps in your vagina area be a sign of herpes?

Could pimple like bumps in your vagina area be a sign of herpes?

Could be: Vessicles (small blisters) or pustules (small pimples) are consistant with herpetic lesions. ...Read more

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Are herpes bumps like a pimple or are they just really painful blisters?

Are herpes bumps like a pimple or are they just really painful blisters?

Painful blisters: Hi shahzad1:


herpes lesions are distinctively painful and at one stage they appear as fluid filled vesicles. ...Read more

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Can you have a pimple on your lip not herpes?

Absolutely: Pimples in the follicles around the lips happen commonly. They typically appear like a blackhead or pus bump involving one follicle. Cold sores tend to be it occur with a cluster of tiny blister (vesicles) that are filled with clear fluid. ...Read more

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Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Itchy red rash looks like pimples could it be herpes?

Possible: Herpetic rash tends to be in a cluster of small blisters that can be itchy or can burn and be painful. The blisters then can break leaving the area with shallow ulcers that will eventually crust over and go away --- to recur again at a later date. ...Read more

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Small pimple on foreskin that was itchy for a day now it's not wondering if I have herpes or not?

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

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What is the likelihood that herpes sores are itch less/painless, only have pimple looking bumps not clear fluid filled sores? What are the symptoms?

Herpes simplex: This does not sound as if they were likely to have been caused by infection with this virus, but without seeing them cannot really comment on their probable cause. ...Read more

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How can you tell if it's a pimple or a herpes sore?

How can you tell if it's a pimple or a herpes sore?

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

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Pimple on your lip the same as herpes?

Pimple on your lip the same as herpes?

Not necessarily: A single 'pimple' on the lip could be a bacterial infection or a hsv lesion. ...Read more

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Single pimple on edge of lip, could it be herpes?

Single pimple on edge of lip, could it be herpes?

Herpes simplex: Possibly, but it would have to be seen to be diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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I found a pimple on my genital area, could it be herpes?

I found a pimple on my genital area, could it be herpes?

Yes: Go see a primary care or gyn practitioner to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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