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How to tell the difference between pimple vs herpes?

How to tell the difference between pimple vs herpes?

Herpes simplex: A "pimple" is generally a raised red area that may be topped with a little spot of pus. A herpetic lesion is generally a blister that opens and reveals a shallow ulcer that is quite tender and painful. ...Read more

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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Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Can you pop a herpes pimple?

Please DO NOT do : That - it is teaming with herpes simplex virus - popping it will spread the infectious material. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

Pain: Typically herpes starts with pain first, then you get the "pimple". Sometimes it is difficult to tell, and the only for sure way would be to have the fluid from the "pimple"cultured by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

Visit your dentist: Normally herpetic lesions develop in the same area every single time they appear, best way will be to visit your dentist for a consult and he will give you a prescription for the herpes that will help with the pain, lenght of time and severity. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference between herpes and just a pimple?

How can you tell difference between herpes and just a pimple?

Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions form blisters which break down into shallow ulcers that are painful and tender. ...Read more

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Can you pop herpes like a pimple? And if so should stuff (white stuff) come out of it?

Can you pop herpes like a pimple? And if so should stuff (white stuff) come out of it?

Herpesvirus : Don't touch as you can spread it. If not sure what you have get examination . ...Read more

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I don't have herpes i've been tested 3 times and 2 of the times were in the last two months I am neg for herpes but have little white dots not pimple?

I don't have herpes i've been tested 3 times and 2 of the times were in the last two months I am neg for herpes but have little white dots not pimple?

Fordyce's spots: Is likely what you have. There are other benign "little white dots not pimple" conditions that can be seen on the genitalia. You did not mention if these are on the shaft, glans, scrotum, etc. Important to rule our other std's such as hpv (genital warts). ...Read more

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Pimple on the hood of the clitoris. Is this herpes?

Pimple on the hood of the clitoris. Is this herpes?

blocked sebacious : It is most probabely not herpes, it may be a blocked sebacious gland or a cyst.Wash with warm water when you take a bath and if it persists see your gynecologist or family doctor herpes infection causes painful fluid filled lesion. If you want to be sure what it is have it checked. ...Read more

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Does herpes look like pimples?

Does herpes look like pimples?

Blisters: More like small bumps pr blisters with clear fluid, on top of red skin. There's usually no pus. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

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