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Jock Itch Or Genital Herpes
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
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
I have a red rash that itches on my groin. The doc said its shingles but i'm not buying it. I think it's genital herpes? Any advice? What should I do
Herpes Simplex II: Consists of 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. Jock itch often appears as reddened skin extending from the groin crease to the upper thighs. It may scale ; the outer edge could have small blisters. It can burn ; itch. ...Read more
Topicals: Anti-itch medications can be helpful. There are over the counter topical anti-itch medications you can use on the outside of your genital area, not inside the urethra. They contain benedryl, calamine and a low dose steroid. Can be used up to ten days. If stronger medication needed see your doctor. ...Read more
How do I dry out genital herpes on the anus? What can I use for itching? I am on xarelto and i can't take most medicines and i'm afraid to try
Do genital herpes symptoms cause constant burning/itching. I think i may be having an outbreak but symptoms seem to subside every few hours. No sores.
Probably not herpes: Herpes doesn't behave like this. Recurrent outbreaks last 7-10 days, with red bumps that become blisters, then sores, then heal. Herpes lesions may burn or itch, but in the absence of visible lesions, such symptoms usually don't suggest herpes. So don't worry about herpes -- but of course see your doctor if they continue or you remain concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with genital herpes a little over a week ago , and now my vagina is itching severely. But looks like the sores are gone. Is this okay?
Genital Herpes: It is important to understand that although someone may not have visible sores or symptoms, they may still be infected by the virus and may transmit the virus to others. Some of the symptoms associated with this virus include: blistering sores (in the mouth or on the genitals) pain during urination (genital herpes) and itching you need to be seen by a physician and treated properly. ...Read more
Genital herpes itching topical remedies beside steroids containing topical agents which made the lesions grow?
Steroids will not: work on herpetic lesions. You must get anti-viral drugs from your doctor ...Read more
Cluster of 4 small blisters on wrist, no pain or itching, nothing ever around genitals, could it be genital herpes?
Very unlikely: Neither HSV2 (the usual cause of genital herpes) nor HSV1 (almost all oral herpes) is likely to involve the wrist. Herpes zoster (shingles) is the only herpes infection that would do this. See your doctor if more lesions appear or if it becomes painful, or if you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more
My Outer labia and around it is itching. I did have genital herpes. Can I put Mupirocon on it to stop the herpes from coming back up?
I think I have genital herpes but now there's no visible symptoms to human eye (just reoccurring itching) so drs won't diagnose. What should I do?
Herpes and Itching: My first thought is that you need a medical provider that can explain your symptoms, treat your concerns with respect and teach you all we know about herpes. The knowledge about herpes is changing rapidly in modern medicine. Please choose a medical provider who is keeping up with all of the latest information about this common problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can primary genital herpes present with one swollen inguinal node with no other symptoms? No lesions, discharge, itching, etc. Doc visit saw nothing.
Very unlikely: Initial genital herpes can cause inguinal node inflammation, but rarely a single node. Almost always bilateral and preceded by obvious genital lesions etc. Isolated inguinal lymphadenopathy is usually due to inflammation of the leg on the same side, often as minor as an ingrown toenail. Cat scratch disease is a common cause in cat owners. See doctor if painful, persists 2+ days, or if any fever. ...Read more
Does tylonol help with the vaginal pain due to bumps and or blisters or genital herpes? Will it help the burning and itching sensations?
Red spots on head/glans of penis and 2 on shaft. Noticed 1 week ago. Itching & burning/tingling sensation. Genital herpes ?
Pics if needed.
Noticed a bump on the shaft of my penis and was wondering if I had Genital Herpes. No pain, itching or tenderness but looks like HSV. I have pictures.
Sebaceous cyst: What you described is more likely to be a sebaceous cyst. Do not try to pop it. If it persists and is an issue for you, you may see a doctor to have it removed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Painful sexual intercourse, painful urge to urinate, bleeding, swelling, itching? Possible genital herpes outbreak?
Possibly herpes: These symptoms are quite typical for newly acquired genital herpes; too severe for an outbreak of recurrent herpes. New herpes is especially likely if at risk, e.g. new partner or partner known to have genital herpes. Severe urinary tract infection or other STD also are possible. Get care ASAP, the sooner the better both for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment if it's herpes. Good luck! ...Read more
IGG test came back + for HSV1.I've been having itching on labia majora before my period every month,but no sores. Could this be from genital herpes?
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
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