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Do Herpes Have A White Head
Does herpes always have sores - I have a few spots on my bottom that have a small white head but have not blistered or opened they do not itch or hurt?
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
This does not sound: Like herpes, but without seeing it, we can't make a diagnosis on this platform. Please see your doctor to be properly diagnosed if you are concerned. If you are a HealthTap Prime member, you can do a virtual consult there with one of us and send a photo or show us on the video consult.
I have one zit/white head in my vaginal hole and another one forming in the flap. I looked it up and it might be a sist or herpes. Help?
Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks.
I have a white head looking bump on my upper lip line. It Does not hurt, does not itch, and is not inflamed. I'm worried this May be herpes?
Herpes: Here pest is painful and often very itchy at initial outbreak so since these are not your symptoms you may have a pimple instead,
Can a zit on the corner or your mouth crust over when it's healing? It had a white head and popped so I assume its not herpes but I am still worried.
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.
Woke up with pimple like sore on inner thigh. It had a white head so put bandaid on it and it popped now it has a raised head. Is it pimple or herpes?
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you however your symptoms suggest a pimple. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Lately I've had a few red bumps appear on my legs and one on my arm. They are red with a white head and go away fast could it be herpes?
I have a bump on vagina im wondering if it's herpes, it's a little pink with a white head I poped it and it was a white ball, is this herpes or a zit?
Have HSV 1. Past week saw cut outside vagina and now I have a pimple on groin like white head. Is this a new herpes infection. I am married???? ....
Herpes simplex: It does not sound as if you have a herpetic eruption on your genitalia, but does sound as if you should be seen by a doctor and have this diagnosed and treated appropriately. Best wishes.
I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.
See Your Doctor: The description and symptoms given do not sound typical for Herpes however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for "bumps" are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment
He's my only sexual partner & he's same. Unprotected. I have vaginosis. I got 2 lumps on genital area. Sore&red, 1 has white head. Herpes?! he doesn't have.
See doctor: If he has never had another sexual partner, then it is unlikely you have genital herpes. However, there are two other possibilities: 1) he could be lying or 2) it could be oral herpes which can be transmitted down there if you had oral sex with each other. The vaginosis just may be irritation from having sex. In any event, see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Herpes simplex: Very different looking conditions. Show them to a doctor if you have any real question. One is a pimple-like structure and the herpes lesions form a tiny blister which opens and leaves a shallow ulcer which is quite tender.
Can a herpes out break go away/heal in 5/6 days after being popped or sounds more like acne/blocked hair follicle?
Need More Info: You have offered 3 suggestions for a diagnosis of what you might have however the information needed to formulate a diagnosis is missing eg. A detailed description, location, duration, associated symptoms such as pain, itch & more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. Please re-submit your question or see your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
I always break out on my chin with acne after going down on my girlfriend. And I know it is not herpes or canker sores. Why might this be?
Would herpes scatter on my face like acne or would it be condensed to one side? I am having a breakout on my forehead, cheeks, chin, and beside my lips. I'm concerned it may not be acne.
Just one side??: Blister like lesions affecting only one side of your face could be a herpes virus, the zoster virus, but it would tend to be only in one of those areas at a time. H.Simplex, the cold sore virus, can be small blisters in a cluster anywhere on your face but still tends to localize to one area. If you have eczema, some of these viruses can spread to more than one area at a time. It may be worth a visit.See 1 more doctor answer
Can't tell if what I have is herpes or zits around my lip. Had whiteheads. When I popped them, white stuff came out. I get acne frequently.
I'm wondering if wht I have on the top is my lip is acne or herpes? Yesterday puss came out when I popped it but today is a little sore, red.
Acne: Usually a herpetic lesion won't "pop" and release pus.
- Herpes zoster shingle