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Herpes On Chin
I've got an outbreak of herpes on my chin. It hasn't affected my lips. If I put a plaster over it, can I still kiss?
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
Me and my boyfriend have had unprotected intercourse while i had herpes on my chin. No oral sex or kissing was involved. Can he still get it?
Herpes and Sex:
This is a vital question and I am glad you asked it.
About 75% of americans have been exposed to the "oral" herpes virus...Now known as herpes type one. You can transmit this virus at unpredictable times whether you have an outbreak or not. You can only transmit it from the skin you have been infected at.
It is wise to get the blood tests and your partner to know his status as well. Get tested! ...Read more
I have nieces and nephews I am worried about holding them or kissing them on the head etc what cautions should I do so I can't give them herpes ?
If you have an active visible sore, it is prudent to avoid kiss contact.
Under 3- 6 months of age it can be quite serious, since babies by protocol would need treatment.
Even if they are older, it is best to avoid. ...Read more
Does herpes always have sores - I have a few spots on my bottom that have a small white head but have not blistered or opened they do not itch or hurt?
I have gen. Herpes & symp appeared 5 weeks ago. Some have healed and went away. But the ones on the head of penis are still present. Will they go away ?
Not without Rx: You need to see your doctor and 1) get tested for other stds as well and 2) start valacyclovir or Acyclovir tablets for the active infection to treat it. Herpes is not curable and it may recur in the future but the medication will help your body fight it so it goes dormant again. ...Read more
Not likely at all: Especially if that's the only symptom.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Tiny bumps are often just sebaceous cysts. It's best to be examined to confirm. ...Read more
Help I have a little bump on the tip of my penis under the head but when i feel it uts smooth is this herpes help?
Can you have recurrent herpes sores breakouts in places where there's no sexual contact (jawline, near chin, in my case)?
Dime sized area on my penis just below the head, it was inflamed (not itchy) for less than a day. Showered and the skin is gone and open. Herpes?
I have a pimple like bump with a white head. It seemed to look different with in minutes after taking a shower. Could this be herpes or just a pimple?
Pimple: Where is the bump? Is it full of fluid or is it firm? Does it recur in the same place? Herpes occurs in clusters at point of contact (oral or genital) or along nerves (dermatomal). When you take a shower, you are changing your body temperature temporarily which alters the blood supply & color of the skin. Your bump is most likely an acne comedone (whitehead). Your pcp can help diagnose it better. ...Read more
My boyfriend's penis has some small pimple-like around the back of his penis head. Is this a sign of herpes?
I have tiny bumps under the head of my dick and on the back of my penis shaft is this herpes I had in protected sex 2 months ago?
Not herpes: This isn't herpes. Herpes causes red bumps, blisters, pimples, or open sores over 1-2 weeks. Anything that looks the same after 1-2 days is never herpes. This might not be abnormal. I'm wondering about pearly penile papules or Fordyce spots. Google both and see how the photos compare with what you have. If any doubt or you're still concerned, see a doctor. ...Read more
I have a bump on my penis right below head real little scared it might be herpes I'm in no discomfort can this be early signs of herpes?
Genital herpes: TYpically, genital herpes is painful and usually one will have several small "bumps" or clear fluid filled vesicles. It's not impossible that what you have is herpes, but unlikely. To know for sure you would need to have a swab of the lesion sent for lab analysis. However, I think it's rather unlikely. ...Read more
Hello. 36m. 2 weeks ago noticed reddish purplish marks on the right side of my penis head. Not herpes but don't know what it is.
If you need to: upload a pic, you will have to do a Virtual Consult with one of our HealthTap doctors. Direct medical care and uploading of pics can't be done through this Q & A portion of Health Tap. I encourage you to take advantage of this service. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Can you have herpes and molluscum at the same time? near head of penis on shaft I have two small bumps seems alot smaller than the molluscum I have
What's the difference between the looks of a pimple to herpes? I'm getting them on my chest and my four head and all over. Red with out white heads
Mucous membranes: Herpes simplex occurs on mucous membranes. Herpes-zoster occurs on specific areas of skin in a nerve root distribution. Random pimples probably aren't herpes. Herpes lesions always have a blister in the middle of them early in the eruption. Then they crust over. Only way to be sure is to have an examination. See your doctor. ...Read more
How can you tell if its herpes or a boil? Have a huge hard bump kind of softer on top 2 weeks later has head.Boilease=explode yellowy/blood/clearfluid
I am scared that I have herpes. Last week i had a pinpoint mark in my chin surround by white a week later it was a tiny red dot and now a blister.Help?
see below: It is very hard to diagnose your lesion without seeing it. Pls see your dr to get complete eval. Good luck. ...Read more
If someone is exposed to herpes on the base of penis since penis is covered by condom, can he have herpes on penis head but not at place he might be exposed to? No tears of condom.
Yes: If you think you caught something see a DR. But the risk of infection from this is not very high. ...Read more
Red dot that looks like a pimple on the head of my penis. It doesn't hurt or itch. Could this be Herpes? I'm afraid. Please help.
Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?
Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time when they are not having sores. That being said, if they are asymptomatic and secreting the virus, the amount of virus being shed is much less. You can be tested for infection. I would recommend knowing your sex partner And both of you testing for STD ...Read more
Red dot found in the head of my penis. It doesn't hurt or itch. Had frottage 7-8 months ago. Masturbated frequently a week ago. Could this be Herpes?
dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. And, frottage can easily transmit herpes which can stay dormant for YEARS then pop out.
1) first appearance tends to be within 2 week of infection,
2) tends to be multple fluid filled blisters
3) tends to be painful
warts on the other hand.....take time to pop out, are hard, solid, painless.
cannot say in your particular case ...Read more