Doctor insights on:
Do Herpes Blisters Bleed
Cut myself shaving on mons pubis, bled profusely, & resulted in a sore. Do herpes sores bleed? No blister, sore was only "open" for a night, tweezed a few hairs out of it it, now it is dry and pink and looks almost like razor burn, just bigger.
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
If you pull the skin off of the the top of and early herpes blister, will it just bleed and flatten out? I know it's advised against.
Yes: It will create a shallow tender ulcer which should heal over in about 7-10 days. ...Read more
Treatment with antiviral drugs can help people who are bothered by genital herpes outbreaks stay symptom-free longer. These drugs can also reduce the severity and duration of symptoms when they do flare up. Drug therapy is not a cure, but it can make living with the condition easier.
There are three major drugs commonly used to treat genital herpes symptoms: zovirax, famvir, and valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
Do I have herpes? Cut mons pubis shaving in shower, resulted in a cut/sore that bled very profusely. Do herpes lesions bleed? Did not have blister.
This may be: Bleeding due to shaving laceration. Herpetic lesions don't normally cause any significant bleeding. ...Read more
Just under penis head/on shaft, looks like a small water blister the skin tears a bit not bleeding, neg herpes test, treated for balanitis w/no change?
Doubt herpes or STD: It's impossible to guess about the cause of this, but I agree this doesn't sound like herpes or any other STD. The large majority of genital skin problems aren't STDs. The doctor or clinic treating your balanitis is by far in the best position to figure this out and give reliable advice. Good luck with it. ...Read more
Maybe: Very few conditions present as "blisters on a red patch", and most commonly it will be herpes. However, that "herpes" can be either caused by herpes simplex virus (hsv 1 or 2) that cause fever blisters and genital herpes, or by varicella zoster virus, which causes shingles. The latter will present usually as a painful rash. ...Read more
Yes and No: Once you have the varicella-zoster virus, like other herpes viruses it stays in your body for life. One episode of zoster does not mean that you are doomed to multiple episodes, but there is always the potential for recurrence. There is evidence to suggest that this frequency of recurrence can be mitigated through use of the vz vaccine. ...Read more
...: In the us, amongst sexually active people the most common causes of genital ulcers are herpes and syphilis. Less common causes are chancroid and donovanosis. Non-infectious causes can include fixed drug reaction and behcet's. A visit to the doctor can help determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Can't say: With the description you have given I cannot make a diagnosis. You need to see a physician. ...Read more
Herpes: Blisters represent an outbreak.Get a more detailed answer ›