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Do boils itch? Does herpes itch?

Do boils itch? Does herpes itch?

Possibly: Pruritis (itching) is a subliminal form of pain, so in early stages this may occur. ...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 itch or hurt, because I have a strange rash on anus, and a open little skin in coxis im hetero, no anal intercouse, the rash itch no hurt?

Does herpes itch or hurt, because I have a strange rash on anus, and a open little skin in coxis im hetero, no anal intercouse, the rash itch no hurt?

Probaly Pruritus ani: The commonest cause of itchy rash in the anal area is pruritus ani. That is basically irritation of the skin due to wiping and can also develop yeast infection. Thoroughly wash the bottom with soap and water after using the toilet. Dry the area using a soft towel. Do not wipe. If this does not help in few days, see your pcp for inspection. Herpes is usually painful. ...Read more

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Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Hi,I have severe genital and anal itching.does herpes cause this problem.

Possibly: See a doctor and get checked for why you are itching. Could be other thing. ...Read more

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Does herpes make your body itch at night?

Does herpes make your body itch at night?

Localized itching: Herpes can itch, but not all over. It would only itch in the location where you had the lesions. ...Read more

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Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

Does herpes look like jock itch? Could it look like a skin yeast infection? Dr. thinks I have jock itch. But rash has been in bikini line for 2months.

For sure not herpes: No doctor is likely to mix up herpes with the kind of rash caused by jock itch (or its equivalent in women). And herpes outbreaks never last 2 months -- each outbreak always clears up entirely within a couple weeks. There is no chance this is herpes. ...Read more

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Hi I have herpes and I'm getting open soars and I can go to the bathroom because it burns and itches what should I do??

You need to be: on controlling medications for your herpes. A thorough discussion with your primary care physician is needed as well as a prescription for medications. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more