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Can a white sore be herpes? How can I know for sure?

Can a white sore be herpes? How can I know for sure?

Uncertain: A cold sore is a lesion w blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril & sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain & itching. It is teaming w Herpes Simplex virus. These are most often associated w Herpes Simplex Virus1. The lesions are often found on lips, skin around mouth, nose, chin, mouth, cheeks, & even eye. Cold sores usually resolve in 7 to 10 days when no intervention is used. ...Read more

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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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I have a sore that gets smaller than larger can it be herpes?

I have a sore that gets smaller than larger can it be herpes?

Yes: A doctor should see this. There is a culture that can be done to see if it is herpes. There is good treatment so don't wait. Your partner needs to know as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible that one sore could be herpes and won't grow another one? Can you have it after 7 months of exposure?

Is it possible that one sore could be herpes and won't grow another one? Can you have it after 7 months of exposure?

Herpes and syphilis: Sexually transmitted diseases are no fun. Therefore docs always recc prevention. Talk to your partner too- it can go along way. Herpes is usually multiple blisters and v painful. Syphilis on the other hand can come up as one sore only that ulcerates and may not be painful. There are other STDs but they are less common. I think you should see a doc and get this treated. ...Read more

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How to lessen lealing time for herpes sore?

How to lessen lealing time for herpes sore?

Herpes: The only answer I have is that you should be taking a herpes medication. There are three to choose from. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more

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Does herpes sore bleed?

Does herpes sore bleed?

It can: If you are describing oral herpes, it usually festers and generates a clear liquid which is the transmittable phase. There are treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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Is a cold sore a form of herpes?

Is a cold sore a form of herpes?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus is a common cause of cold sores. Realize that there are several "varieties" of herpes viruses. The kind that cause cold sores are very common. They are contagious, so avoid kissing/intimate contact, sharing cups or utensils while you have one. ...Read more

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