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Do herpes look like normal cyst pimples on your face?

Do herpes look like normal cyst pimples on your face?

No: Acne can look like red bumps, whiteheads, or blackheads. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. ...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 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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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 just recently got these three bumps and I'm worried. They are on my inner thigh. They look like pimples they appeared over night, could it be herpes?

I just recently got these three bumps and I'm worried. They are on my inner thigh. They look like pimples they appeared over night, could it be herpes?

Several possibilitie: Though herpes is a possibility, a careful examination (location, pattern, surrounding skin color, presence of pain, others) is needed to determine if it could be molluscum contagiosum, shingles, early folliculitis, or other process. ...Read more

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I have bumps that look like tiny pimples above my clitoris, but it doesn't hurt. They come back from time to time. Do I have herpes? It never burns.

I have bumps that look like tiny pimples above my clitoris, but it doesn't hurt. They come back from time to time. Do I have herpes? It never burns.

Sebaceous glands: If these are not actual blisters, I suspect these are the normal sebaceous glands that you have because you are a woman. Of course, no description is as helpful as actually seeing them. Ask your gynecologist during your next visit. ...Read more

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I have the same issue. I have a couple of small but noticeable bumps that look like pimples on my penis. Would like to know if they are warts, herpes?

I have the same issue. I have a couple of small but noticeable bumps that look like pimples on my penis. Would like to know if they are warts, herpes?

Doctor can look: Bumps and rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor, a urologist, or a dermatologist can examine penis bumps to see what they might be. Sometimes rashes are normal bumps like "pearly papules" or comedones (plugged skin pore, plugged hair follicle) but other times they may be from viruses like HPV or molluscum. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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little bumps on outer labia. Flesh colored / looks like pimples sometime. About 5 of them. Doesn't look like pics of herpes / warts. What could it be?

little bumps on outer labia. Flesh colored / looks like pimples sometime. About 5 of them. Doesn't look like pics of herpes / warts. What could it be?

Sebaceous cysts: Some women get sebaceous cysts, small lumps of fat tissue, or epidermal inclusion cysts, small lumps of skin tissue, under the skin. These usually need no treatment. See your provider for clarification. ...Read more

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What does genital herpes look like? Pimples or ingrown hairs? How big are they?

What does genital herpes look like? Pimples or ingrown hairs? How big are they?

Here's info: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes. Htm

If you are worried, have an exam - use a condom to protect both yourself and others. Self Dx by photos might be mistaken anyway, so it's not helpful. Read, learn, have an exam. It's fairly common so they'll know how to assist you. Unfortunately, it's not curable, but very treatable. Don't fret. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Had a sore pimple/blister on labia minora, didn't crust. Only hurted when touched. Doctor said maybe friction burn didn't look like it could be herpes?

Herpes test: Get a herpes culture from sore
also herpes antibodies in blood is sure way to know if it is herpes or not
did not crust does not mean anything
painful sore is usally herpes ...Read more

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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

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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more