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How Big An Area Does Herpes Infect
Can herpes & lupus when it cums to break out of blister act the same? Does herpes blister have an odor or does lupus blister have an odor?
Lupus and herpes: There is a blistering form of lupus called bullous lupus. Blisters are large or small, there are many of them and they are distributed evenly on both sides of the body. Herpes is one location, grouped vesicles on a red patch. People with weakened immune systems may have blisters in more than one location. Neither lupus nor herpes blisters have an odor unless infected. Please see your doctor asap. ...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
How long does the herpes virus 1 and 2 survive outside the human body, like on surfaces? Can you catch herpes this way?
Up to 3 - 4 hours: It's possible, but not super likely. You have to have a pretty large quantity of virus hanging out on the inanimate object (say for instance a straw), and it has to come into direct contact with your mucous membrane (say for instance your lips), for transmission to occur. Here's some info on herpes: http://health.Nytimes.Com/health/guides/disease/herpes-simplex/print.Html. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between genital herpes and genital abscess located outside labia majora (my symptoms: blisterlike red, sore with pus)?
C. Albicans: Candida albicans is a fungus that is in our intestinal tract (mouth all the way to the anus) and in the vagina of females. The fungus serves a purpose to aid in our digestion and health. Infection can occur when it is out of balance. Most common cause is long term or heavy antibiotic use. The most common areas to get an infection are the vagina and the mouth where called thrush. ...Read more
Contact: Contact is how you get herpes, i know of no other way. Whether it's kissing or rubbing, skin to skin contact is how the disease is transmitted. There is something called herpes gladiotorum that has ruined wrestling seasons because all of the wrestlers get it on their body typically starting from 1 person's mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be very: Easy to do if you are not careful when you have these lesions. Avoid contact during this time. Also be careful with yourself -- you can easily infect your eyes. Once you have it you have it for life. This is something you must be responsible not to share. Good luck and be careful. ...Read more
HSV and pilar cysts: The difference is that HSV blisters are painful, located on the skin and will be present during the outbreak and then the blisters will disappear completely once the outbreak has resolved. Pilar cysts are firm, slow growing subcutaneous nodules that do not spontaneously disappear. They are painless, unless they become infected and are most commonly located on the scalp ...Read more
How long does it take the herpes virus or gential warts to show up in blood test. Small red bump in pubic area should I be alarmed ?
2 weeks: 2 weeks is the likely. Of time for to show up in a blood test however you probably have anothrr issue! ...Read more
How long does it take a herpes blisters to rupture? Can a vaginal bump/pimple in my labia Minora have a shallow opening?
Probably not herpes: On moist surfaces like the labia minor, herpes lesions typically break within a few hours; often the blister itself is never seen, just an open sore. On dry surfaces, like the labia major, the blisters may remain intact for a few days. From this information it isn't possible to know whether your bump/pimples is herpes. But a single lesion in a hair-bearing area usually is just a pimple. ...Read more
Vaginal sores: Usually herpes has associated burning pain with shallow ulcers--depressions or pits in the skin (often in crops), while a clogged gland is usually isolated, swollen and more tender to touch. Drainage and anti-biotics will relieve this while only time and anti-viral medication will help with herpes. ...Read more
How does HIV transmit via cut? How fresh does the cut have to be? Will an abrasion be a big enough cut?
HIV Transmission: Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an hiv-infected person can transmit hiv. These specific fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the blood-stream (from a needle or syringe) for transmission to possibly occur. ...Read more
Any tips on how to clean vaginal area when infected with genital warts? With the towel touching infected areas, I think it is causing it to spread.
Is it possible to transmit herpes simplex virus 1 on to your genital area, specifically on the labia majora, by accidentally touching yourself ?
If HIV positive blood was on a surface, could someone get infected if they touched it with an open wound? How long does HIV live for outside the body?
Yes: But this would be extremely rare. Hiv will not survive long outside the body, but might if the blood has not yet dried up entirely. Why in heavens name would anybody touch somebody's blood on a surface with their own open wound? A very improbable scenario. But the answer to your question is that this is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i re-wear pajamas an extra night, does that spread a yeast infection on the skin? Does it spread the way chicken pox does (by contact)?
Yeast infection: This will not spread in the manner in which you have described. Everybody has candida in their GI tract and it only produces clinically relevant disease when there are predisposing factors (i.e., treatment with antibiotics, steroids, diabetes mellitus, immune suppression, and so on). ...Read more
Probably not at all: Drying kills syphilis bacteria (and probably all other STDs), and nobody has been reported to have caught syphilis through sex toys -- only by direct sexual exposure. Of course sex toys should be cleaned between use by different persons, but failure to do so probably still is low risk as long as enough time has passed for fluids on the device to have dried up. ...Read more
Multiple SMALL sores in back of throat, semi clustered but not really. Not big/ not infected looking. Strep throat or gonorhoea? Or herpes?Soundslike?
Hard to tell...: I have difficulty picturing what you mean by "multiple small sores". If painful, it could be herpes. With or without pain, it doesn't sound like either strep throat or gonorrhea. If at risk for STDs and no pain, then the secondary stage of syphilis (typically 2-6 months after being infected) might be possible. Don't take chances: play it safe and see a doctor, or public STD clinic if at risk. ...Read more
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