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Sore On Genital Area
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
Treatment: If you're sure it's herpes, it can be treated with anti-herpes medication (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir), provided you start soon enough. The lesion will go away without treatment, but it may come back in the same place. If it comes back infrequently, you can just treat it when it happens. If it comes back frequently (several times a year), you can take daily therapy to prevent it. ...Read more
Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus that causes cold sores or fever blisters in your mouth: hsv1. Canker sores are small ulcers on your tongue or the lining of your cheeks that are probably autoimmune in origin. We don't think cankers are of viral origin because they're not contagious. ...Read more
No: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment. You may have genital herpes. See a dermotalogist or your family doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.
Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to diagnose what is going on. See an ob/gyn doctor and get looked after professionally. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible: Cold sore is cause by hsv i while genital herpes is usually caused by hsv ii. Could a cold sore cause genital herpes? It would be possible if the sore is actively shedding virus during oral sex. With cold sore, avoid contact until the lesion is healed over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell the difference between genital herpes and genital abscess located outside labia majora (my symptoms: blisterlike red, sore with pus)?
Usually not.: Herpes rarely causes sores anywhere inside the mouth except on the hard palate. They are most likely "canker sores", although some diseases can cause them secondarily. Most canker sores heal without treatment, but if they don't, or if you are in pain and/or having trouble eating, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bumps on right thigh by the groin area and my thigh and bottom is sore. Why? No burning nor itching just sore. F/17
Bumps in Groin: There are a number of possibilities: hidradenitis suprativa which is genetic and produces cysts which can be painful, folliculitis which is inflammation of hair follicles, and staph abscesses. To make sure of the diagnosis, you need to visit a dermatologist so he/she can look at the lesions to make a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 bumps in pubic hair area. Popped them. They are open sores with a white ring. No burning sensation, pain, sore only to touch. Folliculitus? Herpes?
Can't tell: You need to see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Noticed some genital warts near anus opening. Also cold sore on lip. Any OTC medication I can apply?
HSV no, warts maybe: No OTC medications will have any significant benefit against an oral herpes outbreak (cold sore). For warts, there are OTC treatments, such as "Compound W" in the US; I have no idea about what is availalbe in Kenya. But you shouldn't self treat anal warts without professional care. Your diagnosis may be wrong; and in the anal area, significant irritation and ulceration can result. ...Read more
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