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Doctor insights on: How Long Does Vulvar Irritation Associated With Genital Herpes Last

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Went to doc for vaginal irritation. If I had visible genital warts or herpes would she have prescribed me something? If so what?

Went to doc for vaginal irritation. If I had visible genital warts or herpes would she have prescribed me something? If so what?

Likely: She would have at least told you that you had them. Warts can be treated with medication, but also can be treated by destructive methods like freezing or burning. Herpes unless the lesions appeared nearly resolved would have been treated with an antiviral like valtrex, (valacyclovir) acyclovir, famvir, etc. ...Read more

Reproductive Organs (Definition)

The major organs of the reproductive system includes, the external genitalia (penis and vulva) as well as a number of internal organs including the gamete producing gonads (testicles and ovaries). Diseases of the human reproductive system are very common and widespread, particularly ...Read more


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Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes?

Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes?

No.: Female asks, Can canesten combi be used to ease the irritation caused by genital herpes? Canesten combi is a combination of two medications; Clotrimazole to treat Fungal or Yeast skin infection like Athlete's Foot & Hydrocortisone for skin Inflammation of various causes. But, It is not indicated for Genital Herpes nor for other viral infections like Chickenpox, shingles, & cold sores. No. ...Read more

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What are some ways to tell the difference between genital herpes & other genital skin irritations?

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What are some ways to tell the difference between genital herpes & other genital skin irritations?

Yes: You need to see your doc. There is a lab test that can tell the difference (blood test) ...Read more

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Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Scratching from vaginal irritation created red sore spots on vulva, doctor tested for herpes. Doesn't herpes result in blisters? What else could be?

Various causes: Vaginal itching without discharge can indicate infections like yeast or STDs like herpes. It can indicate an allergic reaction to household products like certain soaps and laundry detergents. There are also some skin conditions liked lichen sclerosis which can cause vaginal itching. Hormone deficiencies from menopause or breast feeding can also cause itching. ...Read more

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If I itched over my yoga pant my genital can I cause genital herpes. The yoga pant was thin. There is abrasion on top of vulva

If I itched over my yoga pant my genital can I cause genital herpes. The yoga pant was thin.
There is abrasion on top of vulva

No: Viruses called Herpes 2 and Herpes 1 are the causes of genital herpes. That means genital herpes are not caused by yoga pants, sweat pants, bikinis, panties, or any other type of clothing. Many things are possible in life... so one might imagine person #1 with lots of Herpes on his fingers, scratching an abrasion on person #2 through a super-sheer fabric, and transmitting... no, not in real life! ...Read more

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Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Do I have genital herpes?! I have no bumps but my vulva is bright red and itches like crazy. This is the second time since I've had sex.

Probably not herpes: Vaginal itching and vulva redness is more likely due to a yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomonasis. Herpes can cause itching but more likely to be painful also. The lesions of herpes are more like blisters or open sores than bumps. The best way to determine what is causing the problem is to have it evaluated by a doctor who can then provide proper treatment. ...Read more

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Masturbated after touching my coldsore 10days ago for 1min. Immediately scrubbed genitals with soap. Today, painful welts on vulva. Genital herpes?

Masturbated after touching my coldsore 10days ago for 1min. Immediately scrubbed genitals with soap. Today, painful welts on vulva. Genital herpes?

Very suspicious: It is indeed very suspicious for a herpetic infection. It is best to go in to doctor and get it checked out as there are anti-viral medications that can be used. However, earlier treatment is better, so don't wait a long time to be seen. ...Read more

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How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

Not herpes: Recurrent herpes usually lasts 7-10 days and probably always heals within 2 weeks. Butr regardlesss of how long they last, genital herpes is not a likely cause of "isolated red bumps on thighs", and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes. ...Read more

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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more