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Have HSV 1. Past week saw cut outside vagina and now I have a pimple on groin like white head. Is this a new herpes infection. I am married????....

Have HSV 1.  Past week saw cut outside vagina and now I have a pimple on groin like white head.  Is this a new herpes infection.  I am married????....

Herpes simplex: It does not sound as if you have a herpetic eruption on your genitalia, but does sound as if you should be seen by a doctor and have this diagnosed and treated appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes simplex 1 viral infection is very common in children and presents with mouth infection, with fever, eating difficulty, and drooling. The children get better, but the virus stays dormant in the area causing recurrent fever ...Read more


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I have a bump in my pubic hair that looks kinda like a pimple. Is this some form of STD? I have hsv-1(cold sores) but never anything down there

I have a bump in my pubic hair that looks kinda like a pimple. Is this some form of STD? I have hsv-1(cold sores) but never anything down there

Likely folliculitis: With the development of pubic hair, you become susceptible to folliculitis -- i.e. inflammation or minor infection at the base of a hair. (You may be able to see a hair in the center of the pimple.) The only STD that could do this is genital herpes, but herpes doesn't involve hairs and is uncommon in the pubic area. You'll be at higher risk of folliculitis if you shave your pubic hair. ...Read more

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Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Red pimple like bumps on my left inner thigh in crotch area. Painless and not itchy. If popped pus comes out.I have genital HSV 1. They wont go away?

Folliculitis?: This sounds most like folliculitis, or some other bacteria infection. Almost certainly not herpes -- both the symptoms (pus if popped) and location are wrong. And I'll bet this doesn't look much like your previous genital herpes outbreak(s), right? Anyway, see a doctor and take it from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen elliptical pimple Like bump on vagina usually before or during menses. .keeps recurring. .hsv 1 and 2 both negative.. Other STD s also negativ?

Swollen elliptical pimple Like bump on vagina usually before or during menses. .keeps recurring. .hsv 1 and 2 both negative.. Other STD s also negativ?

Not herpes or STD: Everyone thinks of herpes recurrent genital lesions, but the tests are against it and herpes doesn't recur this regularly or this often and rarely in the exact same spot. With the menstural cycle variation, I would suspect a cyst of hormonally responsive tissue, like a bit of tissue like the uterine lining. I'm not a gynecologist and don't know if such things happen. But discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Had 3 small pimples on penis. Two on the shaft one on the head. Hsv 2 neg and hsv1 pos. 2 weeks later look better but have 4 fluid filled pimples ?

Had 3 small pimples on penis.  Two on the shaft one on the head.  Hsv 2 neg and hsv1 pos. 2 weeks later look better but have 4 fluid filled pimples ?

Many causes: There are many reasons or causes of oral, genital, or other skin type lesions. Herpes is only one viral infection. See your medical doctor or a dermatologist to be diagnosed and treated properly. ...Read more

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My husband & i were both diagnosed with HSV 1 he has never had an outbreak had one genitally. Is there a way to tell which of us is was the carrier?

My husband & i were both diagnosed with HSV 1 he has never had an outbreak  had one genitally.  Is there a way to tell which of us is was the carrier?

No, not really: Hsv 1 is considered universally present, in most of the adult population, so there isn't much desire or need to test it further. In a research setting, each person (of a couple) would have to have his/her hsv-1 strain (sub-typed) identified, etc., etc... But, it gets too scientific, too complicated. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting HSV 2 if one already has HSV 1?

What are the chances of getting HSV 2 if one already has HSV 1?

Herpes virus: Herpes virus type 1 (hsv 1) causes upper respiratory infections, usually manifest as "cold sores", which can spread to the skin. Herpes virus type 2 is a sexually transmitted infection that occurs only in the genital region usually manifesting as a single tender blister or a group (cluster) of tender vesicles on top of red inflammed skin. Hsv1 does not lead to hsv2 infections. Only sex does. ...Read more

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HSV-1 & HSV-2 if in the oral area looks a like or their is any diference between one type of blisters and the other?

HSV-1 & HSV-2 if in the oral area looks a like or their is any diference between one type of blisters and the other?

No difference: There is no difference at all. Genital HSV2 infection usually causes more frequent outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding than either oral or genital HSV1, and therefore genital HSV2 is more frequently transmitted to exposed persons. But there are no differences in the symptoms, appearance of lesions, or severity of outbreaks from either virus, whether oral or genital. ...Read more

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If one person has hsv-1 (10yrs and they kiss and give hsv-1 to ther partner eventualy will both of them get hsv-2 if the have oral sex w/wo aoutbreak?

No: Hsv 1 and 2 are different viruses. One cannot simply "become" the other. Both viruses, however, can cause outbreaks in both the genitals and around the mouth. ...Read more

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If I have a one week breakout of herpes are the chances that it's hsv 1 on the genitals?

If I have a one week breakout of herpes are the chances that it's hsv 1 on the genitals?

Some chance: Most herpes in this area is type 2. Sometimes type 1 is transmitted by oral contact. Most people already have type 1 but do not experience any symptoms. If you already have type 1, then a new infection must be type 2. You should have been given an oral therapy at the start 1 week ago. You can be tested to determine if you have hsv1 or 2 or both. You should see a Dr for expert advise about herpes a ...Read more

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How long does HSV (1) survive on a finger. For example One touches an oral blister that has not yet opened then accidentally touched another area .

How long does HSV (1) survive on a finger. For example One touches an oral blister that has not yet opened then accidentally touched another area .

It doesn't matter...: ...how long the virus can survive. In HSV infection present for more than a few months, autoinoculation (self transmission to a new part of the body) almost never occurs, except rarely to an eye. The immune system prevents it. Use common sense hygiene (hand washing, alchohol gel) but no need to be compulsive about it or worry about transmitting oral herpes to, say, the genital area. ...Read more

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Lesion under tongue (several small flesh colored bumps and one with a white core) How do I identify if this is HSV-1 or just an unrelated sore?

Lesion under tongue (several small flesh colored bumps and one with a white core) How do I identify if this is HSV-1 or just an unrelated sore?

Tongue lesion: Ask your healthcare provider to do an immunologic blood test for IgG/IgM antibodies for Herpes I and II. If negative, then see an ENT physician or an oral surgeon so that a biopsy can be determined if necessary. ...Read more

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If me and my lover both have hsv-1, and I have a cold sore (she doesn't), will the skin-to-skin contact with the sore gaurentee that she will get one?

If me and my lover both have hsv-1, and I have a cold sore (she doesn't), will the skin-to-skin contact with the sore gaurentee that she will get one?

Stop worrying: You've both met the virus and won't infect each other. Her contacting your sore won't cause hers to flare. Further, a physician can keep these at bay with medication. And fear of fever blisters is no reason not to kiss. Cherish your being together. ...Read more

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I contracted herpes hsv 1 from a sexworker 17 years back . After the sex i develop small bumps one head of the penis which itches. for last two years?

I contracted herpes hsv 1 from a sexworker 17 years back . After the sex i develop small bumps one head of the penis which itches. for last two years?

Details matter: Hsv 1 on face??? or genital? How do you know the source? Was it cultured? Treated? Now you have something else not related to hsv. A clue is "after the sex"........what kind of sex? Condom? Lubricant or other material used by either participant? Since it appears only after sex it is not related to foreskin. Consider an irritation or allergy related to something used during sex or used by another p ...Read more

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