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Herpes Sore Or Pimple
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
Blister= herpes: Most herpes lesions look like a blister (think burn) early on. A pimple is usually a red base with a pustular (white)center. Not always easy to tell the difference. If it is on or very near your lip (or penis or vaginal labia) suspect herpes. Is worthwhile to discuss with dr. Herpes is a serious and life- long infectious disease. ...Read more
If its Herpes: The most common appearance for genital herpes is no sore at all. Additionally, there is still a risk of spread - even in the absence of a sore. While herpes I is mostly oral, it is still found in up to 30% of genital cases. Although it can appear like a pimple, it isn't certain unless tested by swab and culture. If the culture is negative, still can be herpes. ...Read more
How can I know the difference between a pimple and herpes simplex both near the mouth? It appeared as a pimple at first, now it hurts a lot.
White pimples all over vulva. What could it be. Herpes simplex 1with pustles herpes simplex 1. In mouth per dentist. Lichen planus on skin too?
I had a pimples in the corners of my mouth no pain doctor said my lips where dry to use vasline the pimples are back and hurt is it herpes simplex 1?
Perhaps: More than likely if it's recurrent and painful sores on lips +/- skin around the lips, it's herpes simplex- type 1. It is a reactivation virus that becomes quiescent or inactive but virus is still dormant and can recur especially under circumstances of stress - creams like abreva or Denavir (penciclovir) decrease the pain + length of time sores are present but no cure available. ...Read more
How painful is vaginal herpes I have one big pimple like sore can it affect your whole vagina like stinging and smelly fishy odor?
Maybe not...: Vaginal herpes can be quite painful--especially the first episode. However, a single big pimple is unlikely to be herpes. It is more likely to be an ingrown hair or hydradenitis. The fishy odor is not common to herpes. It usually is a sign of bacterial vaginosis. To know for sure, you need to have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more
Woke up with pimple like sore on inner thigh. It had a white head so put bandaid on it and it popped now it has a raised head. Is it pimple or herpes?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you however your symptoms suggest a pimple.
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I have a singular pimple/sore on the underside shaft of my penis. It started out as a hard bump but now has yellow looking pus inside. Is it herpes?
My lips are swollen, sore and bright red with a red border round them. Also tiny white pimples. I don't think it's herpes. It isn't itchy.?
There are several: Possible causes for this. I would recommend that you see your doctor or if you are on HealthTap Prime, you could consult with one of us on that platform so that we could see this on video or a photo. It could be a contact reaction to something, an allergy, impetigo or possibly herpes (but you're right, it doesn't seem like herpes). Hope you can get it checked and treated soon. ...Read more
I hav little dry sore pimples on my upper lip that come and go its been 6 months I think it's herpes, how can I make them go away forever?
Oral Herpes: Oral herpes, known as "cold sores" is activated by a herpes virus. The virus is activated during an infection, sunlight, stress. You can't make them go away forever. They usually spontaneously resolve. Depending on how often you have these episodes, your doctor can prescribe a pill or topical cream for treatment. ...Read more
What's the difference to a pimple and herpes on your genitals? I have a whitehead down there but I also have a cold sore, do I have genital herpes?
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?
Had a sore pimple/blister on labia minora, didn't crust. Only hurted when touched. Doctor said maybe friction burn didn't look like it could be herpes?
Get a herpes culture from sore
also herpes antibodies in blood is sure way to know if it is herpes or not
did not crust does not mean anything
painful sore is usally herpes ...Read more
Do I have herpes? I had oral and vaginal sex sunday then monday I noticed a red bump right on the edge of my lip. It was really sore (as most of my pimples have been since I went on birth control). I tried to pop it the other day and very little puss came
Never had a cold sore but get these little white spots, looks like whiteheads could this be herpes?
I get a little tender pimple close to my rectum on the left side sometisometimes. Does this means herpes?
I have pimples on my penis and its like near the head and it dosent burn or hurt its not tender and I want to now is this herpes?
Maybe: Unlikely if they don't hurt or burn but probably worth getting checked out by a doctor. There are often community health clinics or even planned parenthood which will let you go without your folks (otherwise an issue for 16 year olds) and get seen free. ...Read more
Why do I keep getting pimples on my penis after masturbation? The pimple is usually on a hair and has a thick white almost solid pus followed by some clear liquid. They don't itch or hurt and aren't tender. Can this be herpes?
Poor hygiene: Sounds like you have a mild case of folliculitis (similar to acne) caused by poor hand hygiene, or poor hygiene in general, in your groin. Use soap and water to cleanse your groin area. Wash thoroughly before and after masterbation. See a doctor if the problem persists, you may need additional treatment. ...Read more
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
Yes: Herpes can present as a small tear in the vaginal mucosa that can be indistinguishable from the tears we see after normal intercourse. The herpes lesion however will often recur in the same location and will be more painful than a tear from intercourse. Yeast can also be associated with mucosal tears. Schedule an appointment to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Popping or occurring: Probably neither.Get a more detailed answer ›
Swab: If you have a sore, a swab can be used to send off for testing. This is almost as good as testing blood for antibodies and has the advantage of telling you where the virus is since the blood test only tells you that your body has seen the virus but tells you nothing about the location of the infection. HSV type one and type two can both cause both fever blisters and genital sores. ...Read more
Well, no: Technically, you need a herpetic lesion to be infectious. The problem is that sometimes you don't know you have a lesion (or developing one). In addition, it may be in a place that you can't see or easily feel. So, the short answer is no but you should still be careful. ...Read more
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