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Pimple Vs 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
Please advise what is the difference between herpes simplex 1, herpes simplex 2 and gential herpes?
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
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Blisters: Genital herpes is associated with a cluster of blisters that show in the genital area that eventually burst, releasing the virus and causing some pain, tenderness and redness at the site of the outbreak. The out break will occur at the same site each time for the rest of the persons life. It is not curable because it is a virus. Medicines are available to help with the symptoms. ...Read more
Here's some...: They are indistinguishable in clinical features but their location. Diagnosing genital herpes chiefly lies on detailed Hx + physical exams. So, bring the detailed Hx of symptoms stressing their sequence of events to Doc for analysis, exams, tests as needed so to deduce right Dx for right Rx timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: No contra-indication but cannot be shared with another person. ...Read more
Recurrence: When you contract the virus from someone else, that is a primary infection and the virus remains in the nerve root corresponding to the area of infection. Later in life the virus may travel down the nerve and cause new lesions. This is called a secondary infection. It can happen one or more times in a lifetime. A cold sore on the lip is such a secondary infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with herpes 1 and indeterminacy herpes 2. Married. Have small cut like blister outside vagina. Is this herpes or another std.
See details: Herpes can have a variety of appearances including cut like blisters. If they recur in similar areas and last a few days, it is consistent with herpes. If you have no other reason for the blister such as scratching or shaving then is probably is. See your GYN to confirm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes 1 and 2: the majority of Genital Herpes is Type 2 however about a third of genital herpes is t ype 1 wich usually occurs on the face and is know as a 'cold sore' they are close cousins! Besides using a condom to prevent spread of genital herpes, there are a number of antriviral medications that decrease spread and can shorten an outbreak. See your physician for a prescription ...Read more