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Dr. Martin Raff
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How long does herpes rash last?

Dr. Martin Raff
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How long does herpes rash last?

Herpes simplex: Typically from 7-10 days but this can be quite variable with the individual infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. Tony Ho
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Can herpes simplex cause rashes instead of blisters?

Dr. Tony Ho
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Can herpes simplex cause rashes instead of blisters?

Yes: Yes, classic lesions are blisters, but I have seen it cause anything from rashes to bullae (large fluid-filled blisters). However, it is important to evaluate other causes of rash and not just assuming it would be hsv, as it would be an atypical presentation. ...Read more

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Dr. David Kam
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Rashes on hands could be herpes simplex, what can I do?

Dr. David Kam
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Rashes on hands could be herpes simplex, what can I do?

Rashes: Hand rashes could be from many other causes such as contact dermatitis, allergic reaction to soup, other chemicals or eczema . See a doctor if you have recent close contact with someone known to have active herpes infection or if the rash persists! ...Read more

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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Can it be a herpes rash or not? How can you tell?

Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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Can it be a herpes rash or not?  How can you tell?

Location, pain etc.: Herpes hurts! if it is a painful rash made up of little blisters on a red base, this may be herpes, particularly if it is on your lip or genital area. Zoster, or shingles, can look similar and affect one side of the body, usually in a "streak" pattern. See a doctor for further work up to be sure/. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Ryan
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What does a herpes rash look land feel like?

Dr. Robert Ryan
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Blisters/ulcers: A herpetic rash usually begins with a 'premonition' or a burning sensation. One or more small blisters and redness follow (this is the rash). The blisters can rupture producing more rash or ulcers on the skin. This can heal in 10-14 days or may continue for longer than that. ...Read more

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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Is this a herpes rash or just an rash? How can I tell?

Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Board Certified, Dermatology
4 years in practice
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Location, pain etc.: Herpes hurts! if it is a painful rash made up of little blisters on a red base, this may be herpes, particularly if it is on your lip or genital area. Zoster, or shingles, can look similar and affect one side of the body, usually in a "streak" pattern. See a doctor for further work up to be sure/. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeannine Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
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Can a herpes rash disappear in a day or two?

Dr. Jeannine Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Dentistry
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Can a herpes rash disappear in a day or two?

Not likely.: Herpetic lesions like most sores take longer than a week to heal . However, there are medications on the market that are called antiviral medications that may reduce the discomfort during the flair. ...Read more

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Herpes, rash, warts, or what is this?

Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Herpes, rash, warts, or what is this?

Anything: If you want the answer, let us know what your symptoms are. ...Read more

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Dr. John Despain
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What does herpes rash look like in chest?

Dr. John Despain
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What does herpes rash look like in chest?

Herpes: Small blisters clustered on a red patch. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

Dr. Arthur Balin
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Is herpes rash contagious? Specifically what kind of skin to skin contact will spread herpes?

Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes simplex is also known as Herpes. Herpes simplex is a virus that causes a blistering skin rash. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 1 usually causes cold sores in the mouth but can infect other organs such as the eye and the brain. HSV type 2 ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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