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Are herpes bumps like a pimple or are they just really painful blisters?

Are herpes bumps like a pimple or are they just really painful blisters?

Painful blisters: Hi shahzad1: herpes lesions are distinctively painful and at one stage they appear as fluid filled vesicles.

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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White pimples on chin or white herpes blisters?

White pimples on chin or white herpes blisters?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection.

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I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

I have a few small blister like semi painful pimple on the shaft of my penis, under head, is it possible this is anything but herpes? There is no pus

Get checked: There is no way to know without being examined. You can request a private chat on this site and submit a photograph of the lesions if you want a better opinion about it.

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Not herpes, but a blister in between my mouth and nose? Started out like a tiny pimple and is now flat and just keeps scanning over?

Not herpes, but a blister in between my mouth and nose? Started out like a tiny pimple and is now flat and just keeps scanning over?

Impetigo?: Probably you mean scabbing, not "scanning". It would be helpful to know how long this has been going on. If more than 7-10 days, I agree herpes is unlikely; but that still may be possible if a shorter time. Impetigo, a superficial strep or staph infection, is possible. Any non-healing sore should be professionally examined. See your doctor if it isn't healing after 7-10 days.

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How long does it take a herpes blisters to rupture? Can a vaginal bump/pimple in my labia Minora have a shallow opening?

How long does it take a herpes blisters to rupture? Can a vaginal bump/pimple in my labia Minora have a shallow opening?

Probably not herpes: On moist surfaces like the labia minor, herpes lesions typically break within a few hours; often the blister itself is never seen, just an open sore. On dry surfaces, like the labia major, the blisters may remain intact for a few days. From this information it isn't possible to know whether your bump/pimples is herpes. But a single lesion in a hair-bearing area usually is just a pimple.

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I have a cluster of blisters/pimples on my lip. How do I know if they are herpes?

Visit your dentist: Make an appointment with your dentist to determined the cause of the blisters, if it is herpes there is a good medication to keep it from hurting and becoming too big.

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Ok so I have 1 dime sized watery non painful blister on my penis then I have clusters of clear small pimples that are on the my shaft is that herpes?

Ok so I have 1 dime sized watery non painful blister on my penis then I have clusters of clear small pimples that are on the my shaft is that herpes?

Possibly: Herpes usually hurt/itch and look like a small bubble. Other possible infections include: genital warts, molluscum contagiosum, hiv (viral), balanitis (yeast), tinea cruxis (fungal), syphilis (bacterial). The bumps could be an allergic reaction or a normal finding, pearly penile papules. Get examined and be tested for stds asap. Urine, blood, saliva, skin scraping samples are used, not penile swabs.

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Pimple or herpes? I've had 2, 1 at the corner of mouth, 1 between nose & lip. Both have a hard lump, puss came out when squeezed, and no blister

Pimple or herpes? I've had 2, 1 at the corner of mouth, 1 between nose & lip. Both have a hard lump, puss came out when squeezed, and no blister

Lump: Your lump is probably an inpetiginous pimple. Do not squeeze the pimple as it will spread the infection. Use an antibiotic ointment for treatment

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The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?

The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?

See a doctor: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis, and even if they were this would have to be seen and examined.

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Do herpes blisters on lips always ooze or pop? I've had little white pimples near the corner of mouth, both sides. Some a little below of the corner. They do itch but barely burn. I've had them for about 4 days now, I went to the doctor twice, consecutiv

Do herpes blisters on lips always ooze or pop? I've had little white pimples near the corner of mouth, both sides. Some a little below of the corner. They do itch but barely burn. I've had them for about 4 days now, I went to the doctor twice, consecutiv

Oral herpes: Oral herpes outbreaks typically go red bump to blister (clear fluid) to pimple to open sore to crust/scab over 7-14 days. Recurrent outbreaks usually are in more or less the same spot every time. Most doctors are good at recognizing oral herpes, so you probably can rely on your doc's opinion. But if uncertain, testing can be done to know for sure -- for virus in the lesion, or blood test for HSV1.

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Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

Probably: oral herpes simplex is the most common virus to inhabit the mucosal region of the oral cavity. It most frequently lies dormant submucosally until a viral infection reduces the host immune local response and allows the virus to flare up. It appears in the form of a cold sore with possible swollen glands and a small pimple like lesion that eventually ulcerates. Then becomes dormant.

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Pimple on the hood of the clitoris. Is this herpes?

Pimple on the hood of the clitoris. Is this herpes?

blocked sebacious: It is most probabely not herpes, it may be a blocked sebacious gland or a cyst. Wash with warm water when you take a bath and if it persists see your gynecologist or family doctor herpes infection causes painful fluid filled lesion. If you want to be sure what it is have it checked.

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Does herpes look like pimples?

Does herpes look like pimples?

Blisters: More like small bumps pr blisters with clear fluid, on top of red skin. There's usually no pus.

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I have some red almost pimple like bumps on my pubic are, what are the chances that it is herpes?

I have some red almost pimple like bumps on my pubic are, what are the chances that it is herpes?

See derm: This is probably folliculitis or hidradenitis which have to do with abnormal hair follicles and apocrine sweat glands.

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