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Genital Sores Not Herpes
STD's: Certainly any of the commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted diseases such as syphilis, gonorrhea, and others are known causes of vaginitis. Yeast infections as well as allergic vaginal mucocitis (latex) may also be responsible. Trauma and/or injury of any sort can also result in wounds to the vaginal lining. ...Read more
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
I'm 23 wks pregnant &I've been having discharge since I was 19 wks. But today I discovered what looks like genital sores! Please help! Herpes maybe?!
Vulvar lesion: You need to see your provider while you still have the lesion so they can see and evaluate it ...Read more
Possibly: Genital herpes usually takes on the appearance of small blisters, but many other disorders, most serious being the various sexually transmitted diseases can produce sores on the genitals. Less serious but still bothesome common sores include acne and ingrown hairs. Best to see a doctor if you are not sure. ...Read more
Why'd u assume herpes? Please explain why u assume that diagnosis? I know of cold sores & genital herpes? Please explain & provide any resources. Than
More info needed: If you'll link to the original post you are concerned about, perhaps someone will be able to address this. Otherwise not possible. ...Read more
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Not necessarily.: There are many causes of genital sores. Visit your doctor or local public health clinic and get the necessary tests to find out what it is. ...Read more
Not necessarily.: Have you talked with your physician about antiviral medications? ...Read more
Genital lesions...: ...Tend to be somewhat larger; other than that, the "dew drops on a rose petal" appearance is the same. ...Read more
No: Usually people do not have sex with active genital sores because it hurts. The virus is actively sheding during this time and it is easy to pass herpes on to others. Herpes is very contagious during this time. If your partner already has gnetial herpes then there is no risk other than pain. ...Read more
Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus that causes cold sores or fever blisters in your mouth: hsv1. Canker sores are small ulcers on your tongue or the lining of your cheeks that are probably autoimmune in origin. We don't think cankers are of viral origin because they're not contagious. ...Read more
Genital sores look like small canker sores, in random spots. Is it possible that it is not herpes & what are the other options?
I am experiencing genital sores. That I may believe are herpes what should I do and how can I get rid of the sores or a wart?
How long does it take for genital herpes sores to heal and go away? Have been taking anti viral medication but the sores are very sore
Some 2-3 weeks...: The natural course of genital herpes is about 2+ to 3 weeks for average healthy persons in assuming no significant additional inflammation, i.e., cellulitis. Anti-viral drug can shorten its course by some 45% if taking in within 24 hours of its onset which begins with local hypersensitivity followed with blisters at the same location. Now, just keep the area as clean & dry as possible + pain med? ...Read more
If genital sores immediately start healing up after applying neosporin, would that mean herpes didn't cause the sores, as neosporin is antibiotic an herpes are viral?
I am experiencing genital sores, swelling, pain and itching. I don't think it's herpes or a yeast infection though.
Prob herpes or yeast: Herpes and yeast are by far the most common causes of such a problem. If redness and swelling of labia plus small sores (like cracks) in the sore area, yeast is likely. If larger sores, herpes is the best bet. New genital herpes often shows up without known risk, e.g. partner with no symptoms and no known herpes. Get expert care e.g. NHS GUM clinic, ASAP for accurate diagnosis & Rx if herpes. ...Read more
How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.
Not herpes: Recurrent herpes usually lasts 7-10 days and probably always heals within 2 weeks. Butr regardlesss of how long they last, genital herpes is not a likely cause of "isolated red bumps on thighs", and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes. ...Read more
Just found out I have genital herpes. Sores are sore to touch. How can I make the painful blisters heal faster?
Here are some...: If being herpes at this stage, there would be no remedy to shorten its clinical course of 2-3 wks, but keeping the affected area as clean & dry as possible so to minimize possible superimposed infection will help. For its recurrence, take valacyclovir HCl as soon as feeling its coming will lessen symptoms and shorten its course. So, talk with doc timely. ...Read more
I have herpes, I took acyclovir 3 times, im still have genital sores and between my legs, so irritated and painful, why medicine didn't work?
Is it possible for hsv-1 (herpes 1)to show symptoms such as genital sores without prior contact with an infected individual by sexual intercourse? How?
Herpes 101 continued:
Hsv 1 is the most prevalent herpes virus. It infects about 75% of americans. It is mostly transmitted during childhood from family member to family member. It is not usually transmitted sexually. 90% of people infected never have sores or outbreaks and without the blood test do not know they are infected.
Herpes is spread skin to skin or saliva to skin usually. ...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