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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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Red patch on vulva, feels dry. No pain, no pus or blister. Feels irritated. Had feeling last year near same area test showed no herpes. What is it?

Red patch on vulva, feels dry. No pain, no pus or blister. Feels irritated. Had feeling last year near same area test showed no herpes. What is it?

See answer: The vulva is subject to a range of skin problems which are highly treatable, but the treatment depends on the specific cause. Local irritants and allergens, of which there are many, are most common cause of vulvar dermatitis. Vulvar eczema, psoriasis, lichen planus, and lichen sclerosis are specific dermatitis types that can cause red patch. Topical steroids most common rx. Recommend gyne exam. ...Read more

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Had herpes-like genital outbreak 3 weeks ago. Blisters healed, but i still have redness where the blisters formed. When will they go away?

Had herpes-like genital outbreak 3 weeks ago. Blisters healed, but i still have redness where the blisters formed. When will they go away?

Sounds normal: After almost any skin injury, whether due to herpes, some other infection, or trauma, newly healed skin typically is more red than surrounding skin for several weeks or even a few months. Eventually it won't look any different. No worries. ...Read more

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Its been 9 weeks since herpes blister appeared on my lip. The blister is gone but redness remains. Am I still contagious? Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for herpes

Its been 9 weeks since herpes blister appeared on my lip. The blister is gone but redness remains. Am I still contagious? Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for herpes

See a dermatologist: Without more information, it's hard to guide you. Sometimes blisters on the lips can be mistaken for other problems and blamed on HSV. HSV viral life cycle is 14 days. If you're currently taking antivirals, then 9 weeks is a long time to still have a blister. HSV is most contagious when blisters are present. I'd be concerned that the problem is worse than HSV and consult a dermatologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Its been 9 weeks since herpes blister appeared on my lip. The blister is gone but redness remains. Am I still contagious? Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for my herpes

Its been 9 weeks since herpes blister appeared on my lip. The blister is gone but redness remains. Am I still contagious? Taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) for my herpes

Herpes simplex: You may still have virus excreted, although it is less likely while on valacyclovir. It is possible you could communicate this to others by direct contact, but no way to know exactly. ...Read more

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Ok so i had sex on october 20, 2012 and a week later i got a blister on my right labia their is no swelling or redness but I am very scared of herpes?

Could be ???: See your gyn for an exam and culture if the culture is + then it is herpes, if the cult is neg then it may or may not be herpes, your gyn can get a blood antibody test in a few months because if the culture was neg , if u did get herpes u will have antibodies in the blood, i rec protection when having sex and asking your partner before if he has anything transmittabledo not assume anything. ...Read more

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If I have redness from a herpes outbreak from 3 weeks ago, does that mean i'm shedding virus? Blisters healed. Just the redness on skin. Genital hsv1.

If I have redness from a herpes outbreak from 3 weeks ago, does that mean i'm shedding virus? Blisters healed. Just the redness on skin. Genital hsv1.

Not needed: Persons with herpes can shed virus whether symptomatic (/have lesions) or not. Just easier when lesions present. For more information, see: http://www.Herpesite.Org/herpes-virus-infection-transmission-risk-shedding/. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

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