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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have this big bump on the shaft of my penis. It looks like a pimple and it's by itself. Could this be herpes it popped like a pimple also?

I have this big bump on the shaft of my penis. It looks like a pimple and it's by itself. Could this be herpes it popped like a pimple also?

Milia: It is possible that the lesion you see on your penis, is a small cyst with the name i wrote above. This is not contagious or dangerous and it is not uncommon. ...Read more

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