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Does Herpes Always Blister
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
Yes: Genital herpes usually causes blisters on the vulva (around the vaginal opening).They will break open & form ulcers.Usually the infection goes to the uterine cervix(neck of the womb)causing cervicitis. Sometimes infection goes to the urethra(urine channel) causing urethitis with painful urination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No.: The virus will always be in your system, but some people with herpes have no idea they have it because they never had a "flareup" or outbreak. If the initial outbreak is treated with antiviral medications, then it decreases the severity and frequency of subsequent outbreaks, and some people never have an outbreak again. But the virus is still there. ...Read more
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Herpes: If you discover that you have a fever blister, do not pop it. It is highly contagious and is easily spread through touch, especially kissing. Do not share utensils, glasses, food. Throw away your toothbrush, wash sheets and clothes and frequently wash your hands. Fever blisters can be spread to other parts of the body as well, so try to avoid contact until the blister is gone. ...Read more
Burning Lips: There are about 13 conditions associated with itching or burning, swelling and swollen lips. Causes include: allergic reactions, angioedema, hay fever, poison ivy, cellulitis, insect bites or stings, drug allergies, heat, chemical burns, salivary duct obstruction, kawasaki disease, erythema multiforme and herpes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: Usually, unless they are in moist areas that don't allow a definite scab. Please make sure those lesions have healed well before you think you are not contagious! ...Read more
Contact: Contact is how you get herpes, i know of no other way. Whether it's kissing or rubbing, skin to skin contact is how the disease is transmitted. There is something called herpes gladiotorum that has ruined wrestling seasons because all of the wrestlers get it on their body typically starting from 1 person's mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Genital herpes usually takes on the appearance of small blisters, but many other disorders, most serious being the various sexually transmitted diseases can produce sores on the genitals. Less serious but still bothesome common sores include acne and ingrown hairs. Best to see a doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more
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