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Blisters from a herpes outbreak in groin area turned into scabs that fell off during a hot shower. Had red marks now for a week. When will they heal?
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
jock itch for a year but I tested negative for HIV and all other STD but haven't tested for herpes just itchy groin thighs and but tucks (witch hazel).
Fungal infection: By far the most common cause of this is an annoying but harmless fungal infection of the skin. Fungi like to live where it's warm and moist. Simple measures to correct this are changing underwear twice a day (since undies absorb sweat), drying thoroughly after washing, using baby powder, and over-the-counter anti-fungal agents (like those used for athlete's foot). If that fails,see dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ex partner had herpes. I'm experiencing swollen l-nodes in groin, itch & tingle (all mild) but many Drs won't test unless visible lesions.What to do?
Symptoms not herpes: Herpes sores often itch, tingle, or cause inflamed lymph nodes, but by themselves, these don't suggest herpes. That said, Public Health Canada has a head-in-sand attitude about HSV blood tests, which therefore aren't done frequently. In my opinion, you should be tested because of exposure, but not because of your symptoms. However, my bet is you weren't infected and your test would be negative. ...Read more
Is my herpes still active if my groin lymph nodes are still swollen. My sores have been gone for over 2 weeks. They arent swollen as much.
Yes: As with most viral infections you usually have 'global' symptoms (aches, pains, fever, etc). So it is very common with an outbreak of genital herpes to have lumbar and groin pain, tender lymph nodes, fatigue, etc. The viral symptoms last a few day but the rash itself may last longer. ...Read more
Suddenly my boyfriend has blisters on his groin area after sex. Is it possible that I gave him herpes? I've never been diagnosed. I've never ha
Brief sex 4 days ago. Today saw one painless large olive sized lymph node on left groin. No other symptoms or sores noticed. Is this herpes? Or what?
Not herpes: Almost certainly not herpes. There is no STD or other infection likely to cause lymph node enlargement in 4 days, especially without other symptoms like sores or irritation. The new lump in your groin -- whether really a lymph node or something else -- probably has nothing to do with the sexual event 4 days earlier. See a doctor if it persists, if any other symptoms, or you remain concerned. ...Read more