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Does Herpes Look Like A Rash
I read online that herpes occurs as rash. Cuts. Or sores then I read that herpes is just sores? . what's the truth? What doesit look like? Feel like?
Blisters: Herpes viruses cause a series of skin lesions. The rash starts out as small bumps then develop into blisters that are very painful. In fact, the pain can even start before the rash. The blisters then open and turn into sores that crust over. If you do not scratch or pick at them they usually heal up without scarring. ...Read more
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 perinium itching and small smooth rash. Dr. said it didn't look like warts. It's lasted a few weeks. It's not herpes.
Genital skin rash: There are many causes of genital area rash. Most are not STDs. Some are problems that occur primarily in the genital area, and others can occur anywhere and happen to involve the genital area. Since your doctor apparently doesn't know, see a dermatologist. You can also google "genital skin rash images" for photos to compare with your rash. A "smooth" patch might be lichen planus. ...Read more
I have a rash in my pubic area it doesn't look like herpes I don't think but still I'm freaking out is it a STD or am I just fine and its a rash?
See doctor: Herpes usually presents as blisters or painful sores. There are many rashes that occur in the pubic region such as eczema, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast), intertrigo, irritant dermatitis, fixed drug eruption, seborrheic dermatitis. Best to see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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.
I use a strong mouth wash! I have a dry spot on my gums, I brush it off and then I notice a rash on my gums. Herpes? Doesn't look like bad lesions.
Yes: It will because it's inflammatory. This makes the skin pink and red. ...Read more
Sure, water is OK: The temperature is the key. Your skin will react to water if the temperature is too cold or too hot, which could lead to more pain and obvious discomfort. Room temperature water can help ease the painful, uncomfortable skin of shingles. Make sure to wash your towels after the use. Be well. ...Read more
9 days ago I had protected sex and unprotected oral. I just noticed an area of two red line-like rashes on my underwear line next to testes. Herpes?
Here are some...: The described features and location of rashes hint low odd to be herpes, instead more likely to be heat rash in the form of intertrigo related with early skin fungal infection, which may be treated with anti-fungal cream with cream, but key point of care is still keeping the area less warm & moist as well as good general health with quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. ...Read more
Tested (-) for hsv-1 & hsv2 through blood, urine, and swap samples. Have herpes-like, crust-forming rashes down there. First outbreak. False negative?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Small rashes at the tip of my penis. Doesn't hurt or burn. No contact as it was protected sex. Is there still a high chance of contracting herpes?
No: Not by your description of events but still get it checked as condoms are not fool proof ...Read more
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
If someone has herpes rashes on one part of penis during first outbreak, can it cause second outbreak elsewhere on penis? If maintain proper hygiene
Hygiene not an issue: It will come in same place each time. It does not spread once it is established. ...Read more
I have been having some rashes on my hand and chest and was wondering if it could be herpes or hiv. I tested + for herpes 1 and - for HIV after 32 day?
Rash: Generalized heretic lesion tend to be red raised lesions with a pustular center. Generally isolated not in crops necessarily. As to HIV skin manifestation ms can be many most not primary as much as secondary to other agents. Should seek medical attention and get appropriate testing especially if high risk lifestyle. ...Read more
Mother has herpes. Gave birth to a child whom is 8 monthes...daughter has rashes all the time on the external part of lower body is this herpes??
I have herpes zoster, the doctor gave me the antiviral, and other medicines, what are the signs of the blisters and the rashes are getting better?
A week to 10 days: The rash should be completely dry in 7 to 10 days. If persists or new vessicles appear then it would be concerning. Sometimes they can start looking worse before they better. ...Read more
I am currently taking acyclovir 400 mg twice a day for genital herpes, I am still getting scratches, teeny red spots, and rashes! Is this normal?
No: Please see your doctor for follow up. This way you can find out about the cause. ...Read more
My doctor said I have herpes zoster. After taking tablets and applying cream, blisters and other red rashes continue to form along my jawline. Help! ?
How many dosage per day taking l-arginine? And not raise of herpes outbreak? I had once slightly pimples and rashes in penis? Its that herpes?
I'm planing to take l-arginine? I had a past symptoms of herpes zoster? I heard taking l-argine can get herpes? I had once pimples, rashes in penis skin
See answer: There are 8 herpes virus types. Types most familiar to us: herpes simplex viruses (types 1 and 2) which can cause mouth cold sores and/or genital herpes; and varicella-zoster virus which causes chicken pox and shingles. Type-specific herpes blood test can help detect prior exposure to Types 1 and 2. L-Arginine, a common supplement, reportedly promotes replication of the herpes virus. Significant? ...Read more
Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?
Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more
A herpetic rash usually
begins with a 'premonition' or a burning sensation. One or more small blisters and redness follow (this is the rash). The blisters can rupture producing more rash or ulcers on the skin.
This can heal in 10-14 days or may continue for longer than that. ...Read more