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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?

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

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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Can heat rash look like herpes on baby?

Can heat rash look like herpes on baby?

No: Herpes is a group of blisters. The blisters are usually in a small area, but rarely could be spread over a large area. Heat rash looks like red prickly bumps covering the area that got too warm. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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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Do herpes rashes itch?

Do herpes rashes itch?

They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition. ...Read more

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What is the difference between allergic rashes and herpes?

What is the difference between allergic rashes and herpes?

Rash: Both allergy and herpes can cause a rash. How to tell one from the other is not within the scope of this social medium. So if you are suffering from a rash, please consult your provider. This much I can tell you: herpes is an infection but not allergy. ...Read more

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Could water be applied to rashes of herpes zoster?

Could water be applied to rashes of herpes zoster?

Yes: Just be gentile water will not harm the rash but it is very painful.
It is nerve pain so what may seem to be an innocuous thing could be very painful to the sufferer. ...Read more

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Do rashes caused by herpes always result in hyperpigmentation? If so, how long does it last?

Do rashes caused by herpes always result in hyperpigmentation? If so, how long does it last?

Depends: Each person is different and some have hyperpigmentation and others have hypo usually have a while the skin will return but there is always a chance it will be the same forever ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can water be applied to rashes of herpes zoster for washing?

Hello doctors, can water be applied to rashes of herpes zoster for washing?

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

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Can herpes simplex cause rashes instead of blisters?

Yes: Yes, classic lesions are blisters, but I have seen it cause anything from rashes to bullae (large fluid-filled blisters). However, it is important to evaluate other causes of rash and not just assuming it would be hsv, as it would be an atypical presentation. ...Read more

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Rashes on hands could be herpes simplex, what can I do?

Rashes on hands could be herpes simplex, what can I do?

Rashes: Hand rashes could be from many other causes such as contact dermatitis, allergic reaction to soup, other chemicals or eczema. See a doctor if you have recent close contact with someone known to have active herpes infection or if the rash persists! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

HERPES GENITALES: Lesions are painful vesicular and sex transmitted. Dose of argentine is 500 mg. Daily not related to argentine ...Read more

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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

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

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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

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

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What does a herpes rash look land feel like?

What does a herpes rash look land feel like?

Blisters/ulcers: 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

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more