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How do i know if i have a genital herpes?

How do i know if i have a genital herpes?

Genital herpes?: Genital herpes usually appear as one or more blisters or sores on or around the genitals, mouth, or anus. These blisters usually break & leave painful sores, which will resolve on there own, but can also be treated with medication. One can carry the virus but not know it, as well. See your doc & discuss your sxs & sexual history candidly. S/he can dx herpes based on hx, exam, or test. Good luck! ...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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How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

Pain: Typically herpes starts with pain first, then you get the "pimple". Sometimes it is difficult to tell, and the only for sure way would be to have the fluid from the "pimple"cultured by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have genital herpes?

How do I know if I have genital herpes?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes blister?

How do I know if I have herpes blister?

Herpes: If you have a suspicious lesion you get it examined at the doctors office. And, all of us in the world must know our herpes status with a blood test! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

Visit your dentist: Normally herpetic lesions develop in the same area every single time they appear, best way will be to visit your dentist for a consult and he will give you a prescription for the herpes that will help with the pain, lenght of time and severity. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have contracted herpes?

If you got exposed: If you got exposued to somebody who has herpes, in a intimate way. The intimate contact areas will show blisters, sores, can exude, painful, it may be different as per " what else you got along with.". ...Read more

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How do I know if I have folliculitis or herpes?

How do I know if I have folliculitis or herpes?

Herpes simplex: Very different illnesses and most doctors would be able to tell the difference quickly. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have possible herpes?

How do I know if I have possible herpes?

If you have blister: Like lesions - medical evaluation/ lab tests can accurately diagnose herpes simplex infection. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?

How can I tell if I am about to or starting to have a herpes outbreak? Are there pre symptoms or indicators?

Prodrome: Some patients experience a tingling sensation prior to the blister eruption. This is due to the stimulation of the neurons by the emerging virus. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or acne?

How do I know if I have herpes or acne?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have oral herpes?

How do I know if I have oral herpes?

See physician.: See your physician and tell him your concern. A simple test is done to determine if you do indeed have this virus. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a canker sore or herpes?

How do I know if I have a canker sore or herpes?

See a medical...: Professional for further evaluation and possible testing. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a canker sore?

How do I know if I have a canker sore?

Canker sore: Canker sores hurt really bad and they look like little white spots with a red outline usually. ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpes?

How to know if I have herpes?

Med eval: Herpes simplex 2 usually is a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes simplex 2 without symptoms. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have oral herpes?

How would I know if I have oral herpes?

Herpes answer: You can get a culture grown off of a mouth sore in order to confirm diagnosis. Some sores are herpes caused...Most are not...They are canker sores which are nonspecific sores caused by some sort of trigger i.e. Acidic food, stress, etc. Herpetic sores are usually over bone not in lips or cheek area. Ask your dentist for a more definitive answer. He/she can look at your in person. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cold sore or herpes?

How do I know if I have a cold sore or herpes?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have genital warts?

How do I know if I have genital warts?

Warts on your crotch: Condyloma look like warts but they show up on the penis, anus, labia and can be very small or grow to be enormous. Get checked out if you have any question. ...Read more

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How can I know for sure if I have genital herpes?

How can I know for sure if I have genital herpes?

Get tested: The best test is a swab of the actual ulcer while it is present.This can be hard to do because you may not be able to get into the doctor during the 5-10 day period where the ulcer is shedding active virus that can be detected. The next best way is to get a blood test looking for hsv2 igg. This will detect an antibody against genital herpes indicating past exposure. ...Read more

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How do I know if I could I have herpes?

How do I know if I could I have herpes?

Be seen: Both blood tests and lesional tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cold sore?

How do I know if I have a cold sore?

Cold sore: Your doctor can identify a cold sore. A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It breaks open ; releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. ...Read more