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Should I pop a herpes blister on my finger?

Should I pop a herpes blister on my finger?

Herpes on a finger: Also called a herpetic whitlow is best left alone and allowed to heal by itself. ...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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Does herpetic wit low hurt on hands without popping the blisters? Or does it burn only when you pop the blister? Need to know

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

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Is it a good idea to pop a herpes blister?

Is it a good idea to pop a herpes blister?

Not from an: Infectious/ contagious standpoint because the blisters are filled with herpes viruses. ...Read more

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Can you pop a herpes blister on penis?

Can you pop a herpes blister on penis?

Yes: But why do that, I would sayleave it alone. It will hurt more if you pop it. ...Read more

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Can I pop herpes blister?

Can I pop herpes blister?

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

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Can I pop my herpes blisters?

Can I pop my herpes blisters?

Don't recommend it.: It releases teaming contagious viruses from the lesion. ...Read more

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Is it ok to pop herpes blister?

Is it ok to pop herpes blister?

Not a good thing to: Do. If you are not already being treated for your herpes infection - please do so. ...Read more

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Is it okay to pop herpes blisters?

Not a good idea.: Breaking open a lesion releases teaming viruses which are contagious. ...Read more

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What happens if I pop a genital herpes blister?

What happens if I pop a genital herpes blister?

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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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I have two blisters I pop one and something kind of yellowish came out? Is tht herpers?

I have two blisters I pop one and something kind of yellowish came out? Is tht herpers?

Herpes simplex: This virus often presents with blisters. Unfortunately you don't say where these are located, whether they are tender, related to some contact with another person, and so on. Cannot make a diagnosis without more info and seeing these lesions. ...Read more

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Does herpetic whitlow on hand always hurt? If you pop the blisters and if you don't pop the blisters

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

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So herpetic wit low on hands hurts even if you don't pop the blisters?

Right.: It could be painful. Should treat it like herpes infection plus eczema. Dermatologist would know how to deal with it. ...Read more

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Does herpes always blister?

No: You may not see the blister stage. It may just be an open sore or even just seem like irritation. ...Read more

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Do herpes blisters have an odor?

Herpes simplex: No, although tissue degeneration in any form of lesion may create an odor, there is nothing characteristic about the smell of herpetic lesions. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes blister?

Herpes: If you have a suspicious lesion you get it examined at the doctors office. And, all of us in the world must know our herpes status with a blood test! ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more