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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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Do herpes sores ever just disappear randomly or do they scab over and take awhile to go away?

Do herpes sores ever just disappear randomly or do they scab over and take awhile to go away?

Yes: Gradual resolution, but possible recurrence of shingles or cold sores!
The virus is active and surfaces periodically. ...Read more

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Is herpes as contagious in the scab stage as any other stage?

Herpes: It is still contagious although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious. ...Read more

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I have had these scab like sores on the bottom of my butt, they itch & hurt. I had this for a week. I know it's not herpes cause I haven't had sex.?

I have had these scab like sores on the bottom of my butt, they itch & hurt. I had this for a week. I know it's not herpes cause I haven't had sex.?

Sores scabs: May be folliculitis (skin infection), fungus, bites (unusual spot) or eczema- unusual spot for eczema- could sill be herpes because if you had it once it says in your system forever and intermittently recurs (cold sores on mouth are herpes as well) may need antiboitics/antifungals, either oral or topical, wash twice a day and keep dry could try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). f/u with doc/ urgent care w/in 48 hours ...Read more

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I have this little scab on my lip could this be herpes it doesn't hurt?

I have this little scab on my lip could this be herpes it doesn't hurt?

Hsv 1 most likely: The herpes virus is mostly present as hsv-1, which the majority of the population has antibodies to, and is the causative agent in "cold sores" commonly found on the lips. Hsv-2 virus is the responsible virus for genital herpes. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital herpes scabs to go away?

How long does it take for genital herpes scabs to go away?

Herpes simplex: This is highly variable, as is the duration of active lesions. If they are not going away within a week or two of disappearance of the symptoms, check with your doctor and have them examine these. ...Read more

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Do I still need to be on Valtrex (valacyclovir) once the herpes blisters turned to scabs?

Do I still need to be on Valtrex (valacyclovir) once the herpes blisters turned to scabs?

No: 2 ways to treat this. Take a pill every day for years to prevent attacks. Take a dose at the first tingling which preceeds an attack. 1 or 2 doses only, not effective unless taken immediatly at first symptoms. If it is the very first acute infection, the take for 10 days. If you have shingles- a different virus- take for 7 days. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has 2 bumps on his penis one turned into a scab is that herpes because I'm scared.!

My boyfriend has 2 bumps on his penis one turned into a scab is that herpes because I'm scared.!

Only way to know: For certain is with proper exam and tests. It could also be some other kind of std or unrelated problem. Have him see his doctor asap. ...Read more

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Do all 8 stages of herpes occur when it's inside the mouth? Do you still get the crusting and scabbing that described online?

Do all 8 stages of herpes occur when it's inside the mouth? Do you still get the crusting and scabbing that described online?

Oral herpes: "8 stages" of herpes outbreaks is only a rough guide. Initial oral HSV can cause sores inside the mouth, but recurrent herpes lesions are only outside, on the lips or elsewhere on the face. Crusting and scabbing never occur with herpes on moist surfaces. If you have recurrent oral herpes, talk to doctor about Rx for valayclovir to take in a single large dose (2 g) at earliest sign of outbreak. ...Read more

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If you have conracted herpes what are there any other symptoms that you may show if you don't get a cold sore with open lession and scab?

Variety: Symptoms may include fever, enlarged neck nodes and pain with eating or drinking. You may also experience other symptoms such as pain, itching, and tingling possibly in the area where the cold sore may appear. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my inner thigh. It is unilateral, not painful, not itchy but has come up with lesions and scabs. Herpes? Or something else?

I have a rash on my inner thigh. It is unilateral, not painful, not itchy but has come up with lesions and scabs. Herpes? Or something else?

Herpes? Shingles?: If "lesions" means blisters or sores and rash is recent (a few days) and not long lasting, I would be more suspicious of herpes zoster (shingles). Genital herpes also is possible. Or a simple allergic reaction, or any of several other kinds if dermatitis. Earlier makes diagnosis easier and is very important for successful treatment of either herpes or shingles, so see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump on my pubic area. I've had it for a few days. Today I saw it crust over. It never caused pain. Is it herpes if it has a scab?

I have a pimple like bump on my pubic area. I've had it for a few days. Today I saw it crust over. It never caused pain. Is it herpes if it has a scab?

Hard to say: It is probably not herpes although I cannot be sure. You may just have an inflammation of a hair follicle called folliculitis.Another possibility is molluscum contagiosum.I would see a dermatologist to find out what the actual diagnosis is. ...Read more

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Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Do herpes outbreaks always blister? Is it possible to have burning and itching from jock itch and after scratching scabs form?

Yes and yes: Genital herpes lesions are usually vesicles which are small blisters. They then rupture to form superficial ulcers and scabs which eventually heal. Oral herpes lesions less often form blisters and crust and scab sooner.
Jock itch or tinea cruris usually causes a red inching rash in the inner groin near the scrotum in males. If you scratch it can bleed and form scabs. ...Read more

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Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

Usually: Usually, unless they are in moist areas that don't allow a definite scab. Please make sure those lesions have healed well before you think you are not contagious! ...Read more

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When is a cold sore no longer contagious? I know herpes is always there but when is a lesion "safe"? Is it after the scab has fallen off?

When is a cold sore no longer contagious? I know herpes is always there but when is a lesion "safe"? Is it after the scab has fallen off?

Never for sure: There is no way to tell for sure. Some people shed the virus all the time, even when they do not have a cold sore, while cold sores are most contagious when they are oozing fluid, the virus can be transmitted to others even during times when you have no blisters. ...Read more

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I noticed a scab on my partners penis, Could it be herpes? We’ve had unprotected intercourse twice. If it’s herpes could I have contracted it?

I noticed a scab on my partners penis, Could it be herpes? We’ve had unprotected intercourse twice. If it’s herpes could I have contracted it?

Yes and Yes, if...: If one's partner actually has herpes, the penis might have contagious Herpes simplex sores. If he doesn't have herpes, then the scab is likely due to something else. To solve this mystery, she has to talk with her partner and they together can review their past exposures and known or possible infections. Blood tests can determine whether or not a person already carries Herpes simplex types 1 or 2. ...Read more

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I have a lesion on inside of my lip in area where I sometimes have allergic reactions. Could it be herpes? No pain, itching, oozing, or scab.

I have a lesion on inside of my lip in area where I sometimes have allergic reactions. Could it be herpes? No pain, itching, oozing, or scab.

LESION INSIDE LIP: SINCE I CANNOT SEE IT, IT WOULD A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE YOUR PCP TAKE A LOOK AT IT.
FROM YOU DESCRIPTION IT COULD BE ANYTHING FROM BITING YOUR LIP TO CANKER SORES, COLD SORES, FOODS, OTHER CAUSES.
IT DOES NOT SOUND SERIOUS.
WHEN YOU NEXT GET ONE, HAVE YOUR PCP TAKE A LOOK AT IT.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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My girlfriend got a scab on her lip back in April, she went down on me last night am I at risk for herpes? She doesn't have anything on her mouth

My girlfriend got a scab on her lip back in April, she went down on me last night am I at risk for herpes? She doesn't have anything on her mouth

Herpes is forever: Whether it is type I-Oral herpes, or type 2-genital herpes. These can be spread to their alternate locations by cunnilingous. You do NOT have to have open sores to spread. It helps to take daily antivirals if you are very sexually active, they have shown to reduce risk. Wear a condom when she "goes down" or a dental dam. Talk to doc about meds to avoid catching it. It's a present that lasts forever ...Read more

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In my pubic area (female) there's one red dot and skin peals around it (scab).I'm a virgin, no sexual exp. I live with a girl who has herpes. What is it?

In my pubic area (female) there's one red dot and skin peals around it (scab).I'm a virgin, no sexual exp. I live with a girl who has herpes. What is it?

Genital Lesion: Hello XStark. Unless there has been skin to skin contact, most likely you did not contract herpes from the roommate. The virus survives poorly outside the body and so sharing things like towels limits transmission. I recommend a doc visit for better evaluation and check for other infection types or relation to hair growth. For consults, my link is:
healthtap. Com/vanessanealmd at key code PNYTK. ...Read more

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I have had a rough patch on my lip for a couple of months. It feels like tiny scabs/dots on my upper lip. I don't have herpes. Blistex doesn't help.

I have had a rough patch on my lip for a couple of months. It feels like tiny scabs/dots on my upper lip. I don't have herpes. Blistex doesn't help.

See a doctor: Without the ability to examine this it is impossible to diagnose. Go and see someone. A couple of months is long enough to ignore it. Get diagnosed and treated if necessary. ...Read more