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Doctor insights on: Hair Bump Or Herpes

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Well if my bumps around labial area are herpes they should have hair inside of it, so I don't think so what could it be then?

Well if my bumps around labial area are herpes they should have hair inside of it, so I don't think so what could it be then?

Herpes has no hair: Herpes bumps contain multiple clear or reddened vesicles and are very painful when they first appear. In other words, herpes lesions are "bald". If you really want to know what it is, call a MD for an exam. ...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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I have been getting bumps on pubic hair area n was wondering what could cause it I don't believe it herpes because it only one here n one there?

Needs to be evaluate: When it comes to lumps and bumps you have to let your doctor take a look at them. Very hard to speculate without physical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can herpes vesicles have hair growing out the middle of them? Or would the hair fall away where the bumps were growing?

Can herpes vesicles have hair growing out the middle of them? Or would the hair fall away where the bumps were growing?

Let me explain: If the lesion was in a hair-bearing area, folliculitis probably is statistically more likely than herpes. Folliculitis (basically, a pimple) tends to deeper in the skin, like most pimples, whereas herpes lesions are quite superficial, sort of sitting "on" rather than "in" the skin. ...Read more

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I have three or four kinda itchy bumps around pubic hair and when one goes away another one appears, been tested for for herpes and clean?

I have three or four kinda itchy bumps around pubic hair and when one goes away another one appears, been tested for for herpes and clean?

Hair Follicle: Probably what is called folliculitis. An inflammation/infection at the base of a hair/hair follicle. Might need a virtual consult and furnish a photo. An app for at least iPhone called Magnificent produces great magnified or micro photos. RJ ...Read more

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Three days ago I noticed four bumps around my pubic hair region and they itch a little buy not a lot and just last night they bust is this herpes?

Three days ago I noticed four bumps around my pubic hair region and they itch a little buy not a lot and just last night they bust is this herpes?

Herpes simplex: That is possible, but without being able to examine these there is no way in which they can be diagnosed over the internet. Go and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Recurring red bumps inner left thigh with hairs coming out that do go away. Could this be possible herpes or can herpes not have hairs coming out.

Not herpes: This partly duplicates my previous reply to the same question, which included "...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." Herpes lesions rarely if ever can "have hairs coming out". This is a sign of folliculitis, not herpes. And the thigh is an uncommon site for herpes. ...Read more

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Would herpes only breakout on where the pubic hair is? I have hard bumps that hurt and when they burst it bleeds and has a brown discharge

Would herpes only breakout on where the pubic hair is? I have hard bumps that hurt and when they burst it bleeds and has a brown discharge

Herpes: Herpes can break out anywhereinfection. What you are describing doesn't sound like herpes but a skin infection. You should see a dermatologist
they can calm this problem down and help prevent future scarring. ...Read more

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I get very scared when I see a bump in my genital area, how can I tell the difference between ingrown hairs and genital herpes?

I get very scared when I see a bump in my genital area, how can I tell the difference between ingrown hairs and genital herpes?

Herpes: Ingrown hairs don't usually burn or itch, and genital herpes blisters do. If you have any question at all about what you see on yourself, please see your physician. ...Read more

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I get a boil/hair bump in same exact spot in groin after Brazilian wax. Why? Not herpes.

I get a boil/hair bump in same exact spot in groin after Brazilian wax. Why? Not herpes.

Grooming: Grooming of the pubic hair area may be a risk factor for developing skin infections from herpes, molluscum contagiosum and bacterial skin infections such as folliculitis. One can also get contact dermatitis from the wax. As you can imagine, one must take precautions or use other methods if problems are caused. Meds are available for most complications see your MD. ...Read more

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Reoccurring bump with no head on my lip line. It doesn't hurt but when I pop it a small amount of clear fluid comes out. Ingrown hair or herpes?

Reoccurring bump with no head on my lip line. It doesn't hurt but when I pop it a small amount of clear fluid comes out. Ingrown hair or herpes?

It would be very: Unusual for a woman to have an ingrown hair on her lip line. A recurring bump on the lip line sounds more like Herpes Type I, the type that usually affects only the area around the mouth. I don't recommend popping it, It doesn't make it go away sooner and your fingers could be a source of spread to other parts of your body or to someone else. Hope this helps? ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have extreme vaginal itch on my labia majora. I once trimmed the hair and found there were some bumps that were pink but seemed dry? Could it be herpes or follicilitis?

I have extreme vaginal itch on my labia majora. I once trimmed the hair and found there were some bumps that were pink but seemed dry? Could it be herpes or follicilitis?

Need exam: In order to be appropriately diagnosed you must be seen and examined. Go see a local doctor and if they cannot recognize this they may send you to a gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I tell if its herpes or ingrown hair I have a red bump on the top of my vagina. Today I popped it and it was like a popping a black head?

How can I tell if its herpes or ingrown hair I have a red bump on the top of my vagina. Today I popped it and it was like a popping a black head?

Ingrown hair: You ask a good question and any painful lump or bump on the vagina warrants examination, however this is more likely an infected hair follicle/ingrown hair/folliculitis given that herpes tends to look like a small, clear, fluid filled blister with red patches. Hope that helps. Keep the area clean and dry. ...Read more

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I have tiny red bumps near my vagina that seem to multiply but they never scab up. They started out looking like ingrown hairs, could it be herpes?

I have tiny red bumps near my vagina that seem to multiply but they never scab up. They started out looking like ingrown hairs, could it be herpes?

Rash in the privates: Herpes typically is a painful rash that will occur and recur in the same area -typically when you are under stress. There are other possibilities besides herpes (which I don't think this is!)-such as folliculitis (ingrown hairs), allergic dermatitis, fungal rashes, other infections or rare disorders. Best to show this to an ID doctor or your primary who will know how to treat this. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Found 3 red bumps near the bottom of my labia majora. They don't hurt and they aren't clustered together. Herpes or ingrown hairs? I shaved a week ago

Found 3 red bumps near the bottom of my labia majora. They don't hurt and they aren't clustered together. Herpes or ingrown hairs? I shaved a week ago

Probably not herpes: Herpes is unlikely to first present with "3 red bumps". The initial infection usually is more severe than this. And within 7 days recurrent herpes would go from red bumps to blisters or open sores or scabs. If the bumps are in an area where you shave, folliculitis (hair follicle inflammation, ingrown hairs) is a good bet. See a doctor if they persist or if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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I have bumps that resemble ingrown hairs (the hairs visible), my lower labia. Was told vinegar turns genital herpes white. Mine turned white. Herpes?

I have bumps that resemble ingrown hairs (the hairs visible), my lower labia. Was told vinegar turns genital herpes white. Mine turned white. Herpes?

No, ...: Please don't do that anymore. Leave them alone if not bothering but not looking well in your eyes and mind. Likely they are just some hyperactive hair follicles-related sebaceous glands. To verify such, see gyn-doc or urologist timely. ...Read more