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Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Please DO NOT do : That - it is teaming with herpes simplex virus - popping it will spread the infectious material. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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Can you pop a genital herpes pimple?

Can you pop a genital herpes pimple?

Very bad idea.: It is teaming with herpes simplex virus which you will release if you pop a lesion. ...Read more

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Herpes or pimples due to shaving and new lotion? Some pimples and itching/burning like razor burn.

Herpes or pimples due to shaving and new lotion? Some pimples and itching/burning like razor burn.

Folliculitis: Razor burn is broadly defined as a skin irritation developing after shaving. It appears as a red rash, sometimes with swelling & itching. Frequent shaving, using a dull blade, shaving dry & sensitive skin are associated. If the inflammation of the hair follicle leads to infection, pustules or pimples might develop--folliculitis. Herpes simplex would not be expected but would look like blisters. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my penis shaft. It is regular skin color maybe a bit more red. Is this herpes or pimples? It is a single lesion. Pus seems clear.

I have a bump on my penis shaft. It is regular skin color maybe a bit more red. Is this herpes or pimples? It is a single lesion. Pus seems clear.

Well : On the penis commonly this can be an STD may be herpes or syphilis or chancroid sometimes it just can be a abscess or bacterial infection. For specific diagnosis and treatment see a primary care doctor in person or do A Healthtap visit ...Read more

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Woke up with one very sore red bump on top lip line, i popped it and had fluid and pus come out. Only have one sexual partner, herpes or pimple?

Woke up with one very sore red bump on top lip line,  i popped it and had fluid and pus come out. Only have one sexual partner, herpes or pimple?

Herpes: Herpes does not usually have pus. 75% of americans have oral herpes. It is diagnosed by blood test. But if there is pus it is a pimple. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

Pain: Typically herpes starts with pain first, then you get the "pimple". Sometimes it is difficult to tell, and the only for sure way would be to have the fluid from the "pimple"cultured by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you pop herpes like a pimple? And if so should stuff (white stuff) come out of it?

Can you pop herpes like a pimple? And if so should stuff (white stuff) come out of it?

Herpesvirus : Don't touch as you can spread it. If not sure what you have get examination . ...Read more

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Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, how to tell?

Herpes, cold sore, pimple, or something else, how to tell?

Cold Sore/ Herpes: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus.Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...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


Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more