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Doctor insights on: Genital Herpes Vulvar Irritation

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Dr. Tyra Harris
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Vaginal Irritation (Definition)

Vaginal irritation usually parallel to complaint of discomfort and dryness and not normal sensation around vaginal area during one's men cycle or anytime self subjective feelings, not to a degree of pain and possibly secondary to discharge and hygiene related. If you have other complaints as well for sometime then you need to see ...Read more


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Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes?

No.: Female asks, Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes? Canesten combi is a combination of two medications; Clotrimazole to treat Fungal or Yeast skin infection like Athlete's Foot & Hydrocortisone for skin Inflammation of various causes. But, It is not indicated for Genital Herpes nor for other viral infections like Chickenpox, shingles, & cold sores. No. ...Read more

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What are some ways to tell the difference between genital herpes & other genital skin irritations?

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What are some ways to tell the difference between genital herpes & other genital skin irritations?

Yes: You need to see your doc. There is a lab test that can tell the difference (blood test) ...Read more

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Went to doc for vaginal irritation. If I had visible genital warts or herpes would she have prescribed me something? If so what?

Went to doc for vaginal irritation. If I had visible genital warts or herpes would she have prescribed me something? If so what?

Likely: She would have at least told you that you had them. Warts can be treated with medication, but also can be treated by destructive methods like freezing or burning. Herpes unless the lesions appeared nearly resolved would have been treated with an antiviral like valtrex, (valacyclovir) acyclovir, famvir, etc. ...Read more

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Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Various causes: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or STDs like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Hormone deficiencies from menopause or breast feeding can also cause itching. ...Read more

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If I itched over my yoga pant my genital can I cause genital herpes. The yoga pant was thin. There is abrasion on top of vulva

If I itched over my yoga pant my genital can I cause genital herpes. The yoga pant was thin.
There is abrasion on top of vulva

No: Viruses called Herpes 2 and Herpes 1 are the causes of genital herpes. That means genital herpes are not caused by yoga pants, sweat pants, bikinis, panties, or any other type of clothing. Many things are possible in life... so one might imagine person #1 with lots of Herpes on his fingers, scratching an abrasion on person #2 through a super-sheer fabric, and transmitting... no, not in real life! ...Read more

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Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Probably not herpes: Vaginal itching and vulva redness is more likely due to a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomonasis. Herpes can cause itching but more likely to be painful also. The lesions of herpes are more like blisters or open sores than bumps. The best way to determine what is causing the problem is to have it evaluated by a doctor who can then provide proper treatment. ...Read more

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Masturbated after touching my coldsore 10days ago for 1min. Immediately scrubbed genitals with soap. Today, painful welts on vulva. Genital herpes?

Masturbated after touching my coldsore 10days ago for 1min. Immediately scrubbed genitals with soap. Today, painful welts on vulva. Genital herpes?

Very suspicious: It is indeed very suspicious for a herpetic infection. It is best to go in to doctor and get it checked out as there are anti-viral medications that can be used. However, earlier treatment is better, so don't wait a long time to be seen. ...Read more

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When a finger(s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?

When a finger(s) with mid scab wound is exposed to genital herpes and the wound heals before GH can manifest does finger artist become 1of 90%?

Not usually: Genital Herpes has a predilection for the genitals and does not manifest itself on a finger. So unless you touched the finger to your genitals or mouth, it should not effect your finger. ...Read more

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How common is genital herpes?

How common is genital herpes?

Very common. : Millions of people have this but many ( often, men), don't know they have it. ...Read more

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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


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