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How can I tell the difference between herpes fordcye or irritation from braces?

See a Pro: Herpetic ulcers, fordyce granules, and mechanical irritation from braces are three separate things. Ask your qualified orthodontic specialist to examine you and advise you as to your requirements. ...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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Noticed 3 small red bumps near opening in penis. No pain. No discharge. What could cause it? Herpes? Irritation from underwear?

Noticed 3 small red bumps near opening in penis. No pain. No discharge. What could cause it? Herpes? Irritation from underwear?

Well : This can be several things herpes is most likely then I could be a east infection bacterial infection or an unusual type rash or localize drama or abrasion. Recommend to Healthtap visitor seeing a doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have herpes simplex. I noticed a circular flat looks like a scab. It feels scaly to the touch. Could this be another herpes or skin irritation?

I have herpes simplex. I noticed a circular flat looks like a scab. It feels scaly to the touch. Could this be another herpes or skin irritation?

No: Herpes simplex occurs mostly in crops of lesions that look like a dew drops together. your discretion does not fit it...unless these are healed Herpetic lesions that have scabbard over. ...Read more

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Had a lot of white clumping discharge on panties and was very wet. Slight burning sensation. Had protected sex(fri). Herpes? Irritation? Infection?

Had a lot of white clumping discharge on panties and was very wet. Slight burning sensation. Had protected sex(fri). Herpes? Irritation? Infection?

Yes: All are possible and the way to find out is to get an exam done and make sure of the diagnosis. The white discharge makes me lean toward a yeast infection, but better to make certain. ...Read more

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What are some ways to tell the difference between genital herpes & other genital skin irritations?

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What are some ways to tell the difference between genital herpes & other genital skin irritations?

Yes: You need to see your doc. There is a lab test that can tell the difference (blood test) ...Read more

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I have irritation and bumps on my vulva. I asked the doctor if it was herpes and she said "No you have BV." Could it be herpes?

I have irritation and bumps on my vulva. I asked the doctor if it was herpes and she said "No you have BV." Could it be herpes?

Needs exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. If you do not have confidence in the doctor who just examined you and perhaps a second opinion is warranted. ...Read more

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I have vaginal itching, redness, irritation. Could it be herpes?

I have vaginal itching, redness, irritation. Could it be herpes?

? yeast infection: This is the most common cause of vaginal itching. Suggest you try an anti fungal cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) or monistat. Then saddest getting tested for stds if you had unprotected sex. Also hpv (human papilloma virus) is much more common than herpes. ...Read more

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Went to hop. for anal probs he saw only small irritation but stings alot.. If he thought it was herpes would he of tested it in my blood?


Went to hop. for anal probs he saw only small irritation but stings alot.. If he thought it was herpes would he of tested it in my blood?

Possibly: Herpes virus 2, sometimes called genital herpes is exceptionally common. Perhaps sixty percent of americans over thirty are positive, with varying severity of symptoms. Value of blood tests are limited in diagnosing this condition, so he may or may not have ordered the test if he was considering this diagnosis. What not ask him if he thought it was herpes? A sympathetic answer will follow. ...Read more

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Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes?

Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes?

No.: Female asks, Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes? Canesten combi is a combination of two medications; Clotrimazole to treat Fungal or Yeast skin infection like Athlete's Foot & Hydrocortisone for skin Inflammation of various causes. But, It is not indicated for Genital Herpes nor for other viral infections like Chickenpox, shingles, & cold sores. No. ...Read more

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You can get blisters on/in vagina that looks like herpes blisters but aren't and actually something else? Like an irritation ?

You can get blisters on/in vagina that looks like herpes blisters but aren't and actually something else? Like an irritation ?

Possible: But unlikely. There are very few illnesses or conditions that create a vesicular eruption (blisters). Occasionally this can occur through a contact dermatitis, but most commonly is herpetic in the area in question. ...Read more