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Should I Pop A Herpes Blister
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
Does herpetic wit low hurt on hands without popping the blisters? Or does it burn only when you pop the blister? Need to know
It will hurt: It will hurt no matter what you do. I recommend BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)--a food preservative anti-oxidant in a dose of 2, 000 mg per day (split the dose throughout the day). Download a free e-book, "Wipe out Herpes with BHT." Also, apply DMSO topically, available from a health food store or animal supply (or on line). DMSO will dry up topical lesions rapidly, painlessly. ...Read more
You can, but don't.: Generally these will open and create a small ulcerated area on the skin by themselves. If you squeeze or open them in an unsterile fashion they have a chance of becoming secondarily infected, and although I hate driving business away, you don't need added problems. ...Read more
Herpes: If you discover that you have a fever blister, do not pop it. It is highly contagious and is easily spread through touch, especially kissing. Do not share utensils, glasses, food. Throw away your toothbrush, wash sheets and clothes and frequently wash your hands. Fever blisters can be spread to other parts of the body as well, so try to avoid contact until the blister is gone. ...Read more
Currently having an oral herpes and taking valtrex my blister seems do not pop it been 5weeks already. The doc check visually only. What should I do? I want to do a test and change doc because I am not convince in his verdict. Any suggestion
Probably not herpes: No herpes outbreak can last 5 weeks; even without Valtrex or other treatments, it should have healed within 2 weeks. It may have started as herpes, but now something else, such as a bacterial superinfection (e.g. with strep or staph). Your idea of getting a second opinion from another doctor is a good one. Good luck! ...Read more
I have genital herpes & have a blister in between my buttocks. It is causing serious pain & I can't rest. Can I pop the blister? What can I do?
How to diff hsv 1 and 2? Diagnose oral hsv is there a chance I will exp genital herpes? And does the blister pop itself my blister doesn't seem to pop. Blister is already a month old
Some thoughts...: A lab test (such as a blood test) is needed if one wants to differentiate Herpes simplex 1 from 2. A person can catch HSV 1, or 2, or both, because having one of them does not protect him from the other. The location of the lesions does not confirm the Herpes type, because type 1 can sometimes be genital, and type 2 can sometimes be oral. Herpes blisters break and heal up, or it may not be herpes. ...Read more
Do herpes blisters on lips always ooze or pop? I've had little white pimples near the corner of mouth, both sides. Some a little below of the corner. They do itch but barely burn. I've had them for about 4 days now, I went to the doctor twice, consecutiv
Oral herpes: Oral herpes outbreaks typically go red bump to blister (clear fluid) to pimple to open sore to crust/scab over 7-14 days. Recurrent outbreaks usually are in more or less the same spot every time. Most doctors are good at recognizing oral herpes, so you probably can rely on your doc's opinion. But if uncertain, testing can be done to know for sure -- for virus in the lesion, or blood test for HSV1. ...Read more
Does herpetic whitlow on hand always hurt? If you pop the blisters and if you don't pop the blisters
Herpes simplex: Whitlow is almost always painful. It makes no difference is the blisters are ruptured, with regards to degrees of discomfort, but opening them early leads to a higher risk of secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more
See MD or Dentist: You can look at the pictures posted her about the variuos forms of herpes I and ii as well as other on-line searches and compare what you have but the only way to be sure is to have a professional evaluated it. Both hsv I & ii sores will look different at different phases in the sore from onset to resolution & a professional will know all the possible appreances. ...Read more
Up to you: Its not essential that you treat an out break. As you know the medicine will not cure the infection. It could shorten the duration of symptoms though. ...Read more
Yes: Yes usually they will cause some discomfort. ...Read more
Yes: Most of us, at least my generation contracted herpes simplex one from our family. Mom kisses baby and so forth. Unintentional as they did not know in the 40's- 60's for instance. It lives in the nerve ganglia forever. They tend to erupt during bouts of tiredness and at least for me excessive sun. Same place all the time. There are drugs to keep it from erupting. You can also get them intra orally. ...Read more
Needs examination: Individual diagnosis is not possible in this forum, but is available on HealthTap Prime. A good quality picture would be needed for evaluation on HealthTap Prime, however. Some physicians perform a type of culture on blisters; this of course could not be done by us. ...Read more
I have blisters but very small. I do not think its herpes. I tried to pick them. They keep recurring. I do not know what they are.
Sounds like herpes: The only way in which you can get a definitive diagnosis is to have a doctor look at these, possibly a dermatologist. Without being able to see them and ask questions it would only be a guess. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I have never been with anyone and neither has my boyfriend but now I've blisters and I think it's herpes Can u get it from someone who doesn't have it?
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