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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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Had genital sores last week and swab results negative for herpes. They are healing but now I have tingling in leg and sore bum on same side as sores?

Had genital sores last week and swab results negative for herpes. They are healing but now I have tingling in leg and sore bum on same side as sores?

Bloodwork?: Herpes cultures will only be positive about 60% of the time, even with active disease. Having bloodwork to look for antibodies to the herpes virus can help confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a painless sore on the top of my leg as well as the top of my foot. Could these be herpe sores?

I have a painless sore on the top of my leg as well as the top of my foot. Could these be herpe sores?

Dermatogical : Lesions are more easily identified with pictures or by sight. Why do you think it's a herpes sore? Herpes zoster or shingles is typically painful and pretty characteristic in appearance. What does it look like? If you can't send pic can you describe better? ...Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Possible & unlikely: Herpes seldom recurs outside the area in which you had the initial outbreak. It is extremely painful and tender and presents initially as a blister-like lesion. This sounds like it is something else. Show it to a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. ...Read more

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Pictures of herpes on inninn leg?

Pictures of herpes on inninn leg?

Herpes looks like:: Herpes is usually a cluster of blisters that then become raw open ulcerations of the tissue that is sore. It is very easy to google image this and find common pictures of what herpes looks like. ...Read more

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How can herpes transfer to your lower leg?

How can herpes transfer to your lower leg?

Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way. ...Read more

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If you have herpes can you get the bumps on your legs?

Herpes simplex: The outbreaks most commonly occur in the site of initial inoculation of the virus, but other areas can be involved. Lesions on the legs would be quite unusual but anything is possible, even when dramatically unlikely. ...Read more

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Bump on crease where leg meet pubic area. Herpes or cyst? Happened right after i shaved

Bump on crease where leg meet pubic area. Herpes or cyst? Happened right after i shaved

Bacterial infection?: It could be a small bacterial infection or ingrown hair. Use warm soaks several times a day and see a doctor if it gets worse. This shaving trend worries me. Besides making people look like jail-bait, it can increase the risk of bacterial infections, including mrsa. I've seen some nasty cases in which men lost parts of their body they wanted to keep. If you don't like pubes, trim, don't shave! ...Read more

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