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How Small Can Herpes Blisters Be
Probably pompholyx: If these are small water-like blisters, this sounds like pompholyx ( dyshidrotic eczema ), although fungal infection or other conditions may also be the cause. Staph is usually associated with yellow fluid/pus. Recommend you see a physician or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Look up "pompholyx" on the web, or try this: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/pompholyx-leaflet ...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
That depends on the: cause. This would need to be assessed to determine accurate diagnosis & to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
Often: Every time a person with active herpetic genital lesions has sex with someone who has not previously encountered this organism it can be spread. There is also evidence that persons without active lesions who shed the virus in the vaginal secretions can also spread the virus. The virus, once you get it, is with you for life and can be spread every time you have sex with a new partner. ...Read more
See MD or Dentist: You can look at the pictures posted her about the variuos forms of herpes i and ii as well as other on-line searches and compare what you have but the only way to be sure is to have a professional evaluated it. Both hsv i & ii sores will look different at different phases in the sore from onset to resolution & a professional will know all the possible appreances. ...Read more
Can be one or many: Herpes can show up as a single blister or multiple blisters. It just depends on the extent of the disease and the individual. Usually the sore is painful, although sometimes it can just be itchy. If it is painless, however, it could be other possibilities like syphilis. In addition, herpes sores characteristically tend to recur in the same location. ...Read more
No: Usually herpes is localized. Sometimes a person is exposed for the first time, having no immunity for another 10 days, and has a wide distribution of sores. This is a danger for people with poorly controlled eczema. Recurrent episodes of herpes occur in the some spot and are constrained by immunity to a local area for a limited time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Herpes simplex: Yes, one "bump" could conceivably be herpetic although this is unusual. You make no further description, so it is impossible to say what you specifically have, but if it keeps up and you are concerned see your doctor. ...Read more
Simple Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Do not use ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker & Herpes: Are different. Your canker sores are related to immune system issues or trauma to the soft tissue. Herpes lesions look different and are related to a virus and also immune system issues. Treatments are different too. See your dentist to confirm the type lesions you have and help w treatment ideas. ...Read more
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