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Have I definitely got herpes if blisters on red patch?

Have I definitely got herpes if blisters on red patch?

Maybe: Very few conditions present as "blisters on a red patch", and most commonly it will be herpes. However, that "herpes" can be either caused by herpes simplex virus (hsv 1 or 2) that cause fever blisters and genital herpes, or by varicella zoster virus, which causes shingles. The latter will present usually as a painful rash. ...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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Have a rash on my chest small patch three patches on back.Slightly itchy and sore. Red very small blisters. Also suspect I have a yeast infection.

Have a rash on my chest small patch three patches on back.Slightly itchy and sore. Red very small blisters. Also suspect I have a yeast infection.

Possibly shingles: If the patches are in a line-like pattern (as opposed to a random pattern), it is likely you have shingles (reactivation of chicken pox virus), and you need a prescription for an antiviral medication if the rash began within the past 3 days. Sometimes a steroid such as Hydrocortisone or Prednisone is also prescribed. The yeast infection can be treated with an antifungal medication. See your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a itchy red rash without blisters on both arms. I have had it for about a week?

I have a itchy red rash without blisters on both arms.  I have had it for about a week?

Not dangerous.: The rash is unlikely dangerous. You can try using some steroid cream like OTC hydrocortisone or even topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Also try oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). As long as you're not feeling sick or feverish you can watch and wait for now. Possible allergic to some new exposure. Write down everything you've been exposed to in the past few days. Foods, perfumes, soaps lotions, etc, and save that for next time ...Read more

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I have had a scaly rash show up on my inner thigh/groin. It looks like ringworm. Could it be herpes? I have had no initial outbreak.

I have had a scaly rash show up on my inner thigh/groin. It looks like ringworm. Could it be herpes? I have had no initial outbreak.

Likely Tinea Cruris: If it is a scaly rash, it is very unlikely to be herpes. Tinea cruris (ringworm) is the likeliest diagnosis however, i recommend a proper evaluation from your local dermatologist to rule out any other conditions. A KOH exam along with a proper history and physical exam will be helpful if performed. ...Read more

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I have a large herpes sore on my tongue. Been there since sunday. What doctor do I see? Its very painful and red

I have a large herpes sore on my tongue. Been there since sunday. What doctor do I see? Its very painful and red

Dentist/ent: A dentist trained in oral medicine or oral pathology or an ear nose throat doctor should be able to help. Your md might be able to help as well. ...Read more

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1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

1 Cluster of 5-6 petechiae spots appeared on my thigh. Was red, then purple, now back to red. Can I wait on this or should I have it seen?

Wait: You can closely monitor this for a few days if indeed this is the only area involved. Possibly a bug bite which can cause a localized petechial rash at times. Also assuming no other unusual bruising or bleeding is present such as bloody noses and no fever or feeling of illness. If all is well other than the spot, monitor and see what happens. ...Read more

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I have had these red blotches on my penis for a couple months now. They are not blisters or warts just pinkish spots and my scrotum is red. Any idea w?

I have had these red blotches on my penis for a couple months now. They are not blisters or warts just pinkish spots and my scrotum is red. Any idea w?

Need to see a: healthcare provider to properly examine and diagnose your condition. It is not normal and needs prompt attention. It sounds like either an infectious or allergic condition, but if it has been there for 2 months it is not likely going away on its own. Do not delay. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have a small shallow red spot on my vulva. I've been tested for stds including herpes and they're all negative. What could it be?

I have a small shallow red spot on my vulva. I've been tested for stds including herpes and they're all negative. What could it be?

Here are some ...: Glad to know all your tests for STD came clean. A single red spot could represents a harmless small varix or cherry hemagioma, for which nothing is needed to be done. Of course, without a direct look, it's hard to come up an accurate Dx as wished. So, have Doc, preferably a gyn or uro-doc, take a look at it for confirmation. ...Read more

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I have genital herpes, I have a small rash on my thigh, just got over ringworm on arm, ringworm or herpes?

I have genital herpes, I have a small rash on my thigh, just got over ringworm on arm, ringworm or herpes?

Sorry: At minimum it would require taking a history and visualizing this lesion to try to properly diagnose it. Take care. ...Read more

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I have had a rough patch on my lip for a couple of months. It feels like tiny scabs/dots on my upper lip. I don't have herpes. Blistex doesn't help.

I have had a rough patch on my lip for a couple of months. It feels like tiny scabs/dots on my upper lip. I don't have herpes. Blistex doesn't help.

See a doctor: Without the ability to examine this it is impossible to diagnose. Go and see someone. A couple of months is long enough to ignore it. Get diagnosed and treated if necessary. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex but I also did oral, I have red itchy bumps on my vagina but if it was herpes wouldn't I see it on my mouth too?

I had unprotected sex but I also did oral, I have red itchy bumps on my vagina but if it was herpes wouldn't I see it on my mouth too?

Not necessarily: Herpes usually causes blistering, and the most accurate way to test for this would be for a doctor to sterilely send a sample of the blister fluid itself to a lab for testing. This is a much more reliable test than blood test for Herpes. ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex few monthes back and started to have rashes recently. Red patches with little red spot. So is it hiv?

I had unprotected sex few monthes back and started to have rashes recently. Red patches with little red spot. So is it hiv?

Rashes and HIV: Given the time frame you mention I am much more worried about syphilis. You must be tested. Hiv can show up with a pale full body rash, but this is rare. Syphilis can be deadly. It is time to get to a testing site or to your family doctor. Do not let fear delay you getting the information and testing you need. ...Read more

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Small pimple on foreskin that was itchy for a day now it's not wondering if I have herpes or not?

Small pimple on foreskin that was itchy for a day now it's not wondering if I have herpes or not?

Not impossible: Sounds like you should use condoms until that "pimple" either gets friends (=herpes), or goes away (=still "might" be herpes, but less likely). As "the gift that keeps on giving, " if you've got it, you will see it flare up again. Could / should / ought to get checked @ std clinic / your dr / urgent care to be sure isn't herpes and check for anything else. ...Read more

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I have a red pimple on my lip, at least I hope it's a pimple. It's not blistered or tingled. (just noticed it). Never kissed, or had oral intercourse?

I have a  red pimple on my lip, at least I hope it's a pimple. It's not blistered or tingled. (just noticed it). Never kissed, or had oral intercourse?

Worried?: I guess you're worried about a cold sore (oral Herpes simplex). Cold sores are almost always, well, sore. You don't have to have oral sex or even kiss to get them. Cold sores usually ulcerate while pimples usually disappear or become "zits." Active watching is okay for now, but if it recurs or gets worse, see a doctor fort a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Tiny red spots have appears on my penis, and I would like to know if they indicate herpes.

Tiny red spots have appears on my penis, and I would like to know if they indicate herpes.

Probably not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause "tiny red spots" unless they soon become blisters or open sores. Most penile spots and rashes are not STDs. See a doctor or clinic if the problem continues. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more