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Can i put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Can i put baby powder on genital herpes to relieve pain? If not, what is the best home remedy?

Herpes Infection: Baby powder will not help a herpes infection. You need oral prescription medication like valtrex or acyclovir. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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I have genital herpes. I constantly have pain in my testicales. Some days worse than others. Right now it is in my right testicle ,on my right buttock?

I have genital herpes. I constantly have pain in my testicales. Some days worse than others. Right now it is in my right testicle ,on my right buttock?

Pain isn't herpes: Herpes is not a likely cause of these pains. Be careful what you read online about genital herpes. Outbreaks (with obvious, visible blisters/sores) can be preceded by pain, tingling, etc (prodrome), but usually only for 1-3 days in the same area where the outbreak will occur. Otherwise herpes is rarely associated with aches and pains of any kind. See a doctor if the pains continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.

Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to diagnose what is going on. See an ob/gyn doctor and get looked after professionally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Type 1 genital herpes. How can I manage the pain?

Type 1 genital herpes. How can I manage the pain?

Several ways: Lyrica, Neurontin and amytriptaline have been successfully used. Using high dose Cymbalta 60mg a day may also work. ...Read more

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Is oral or genital herpes always painful? Because I have some symptoms but no pain.

Get checked: If you have symptoms and are concerned, your best bet is to be evaluated by a dermatologist when you are experiencing this symptoms. They would be able to diagnose and treat you if necessary. ...Read more

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What can I use to lessen the pain of genital herpes? The sores are open and it hurts to clean. Help!

What can I use to lessen the pain of genital herpes? The sores are open and it hurts to clean. Help!

See details: You need to be on a medication that will specifically treat the outbreak. The meds you are currently taking have no benefit for this issue. ...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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more