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Painful Genital Blisters (Overview)

Genital herpes is caused by two viruses: * Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) * Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) causes most cases of genital herpes. HSV-2 can be spread through secretions from the mouth or genitals.


Painful Genital Blisters (Overview)

Genital herpes is caused by two viruses: * Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) * Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) causes most cases of genital herpes. HSV-2 can be spread through secretions from the mouth or genitals.


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Treating Blisters (Checklist)

Pop the blister
Once
Drain the fluid out
Once
Leave the "roof" intact
Once
Cover with antibiotic ointment and dry bandage
Daily
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Herpes? 3 doct see it and told it was fungal infection, its itchy, dry, whites spots, red flat little spots, around genital, no painful, or blister?

Herpes? 3  doct see it and told it was fungal infection, its itchy, dry, whites spots, red flat little spots, around genital, no painful, or blister?

Herpes: Herpetic infections are usually quite tender and painful and begin with blister-like lesions that break down and ulcerate. Sounds like your doctor is correct, but without seeing and examining you there is no way to be sure. ...Read more

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Treating Genital Warts (Checklist)

Wear condoms during sexual intercourse
Once
Get treated promptly
Once
Avoid multiple partners
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Why is some genital herpes blisters painful and some are not?

Why is some genital herpes blisters painful and some are not?

Skin nerves: The blisters hurt because they expose some of the tiny nerves in the skin. Some areas of the skin has more, or less, nerves than others. Also, some blisters have different depths than others. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
once
Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of outbreaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
once
Avoid oral sex when you have fever blisters
once

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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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more