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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

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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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

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

Both are herpes: Viruses. Herpes zoster (shingles) are almost always on one side in a band like pattern and simplex can be on both sides at the same time if occurring for the first time but if recurrent usually just a small patch. Shingles is uncommon but can occur in a 29 year old. ...Read more

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Genital herpes vs jock itch, what is the difference?

Genital herpes vs jock itch, what is the difference?

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

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Can itching all around the body be a sign of genital herpes?

Can itching all around the body be a sign of genital herpes?

Not typical: not typical, usually have a strange sensation around the site which will develop blisters. ...Read more

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I need a method to relief the itching of genital herpes outbreaks?

I need a method to relief the itching of genital herpes outbreaks?

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

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I need a useful medication to relief genital herpes outbreaks itching?

I need a useful medication to relief genital herpes outbreaks itching?

If it is truly: recurrent genital herpes, oral anti-viral suppression therapy with drugs such as Valtrex (valacyclovir) could be useful. But you need to have accurate diagnosis and screen for rest of STD's. Get to a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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

Genital herpes: You cannot "dry it out" rather you can have the lesions burned off; steroids can reduce itching but may make the lesions grow; you can also take the medications for herpes which can suppress the activity of the virus and reduce or eliminate the lesions. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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?

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

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Cluster of 4 small blisters on wrist, no pain or itching, nothing ever around genitals, could it be genital herpes?

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

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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?

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?

It: Will not stop the Herpes from coming back nor does it work for Herpes. Recurrence of Herpes can be decreased by using Acyclovir orally and higher dose for exacerbations.Topical Acyclovir or Abreva can be used locally to speed up healing ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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?

Could be: Genital lesions are usually due to HSV 2, but HSV 1 can cause genital lesions. It would be prudent to get the actual lesions tested as the itching may not be due HSV at all. Having HSV 1 and genital itching does not mean the two are related. ...Read more

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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)

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