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Can cold sores appear on your penis?

Can cold sores appear on your penis?

Yes, : You are more likely to have a herpes simplex type ii sore on your penis (genital herpes) but it is possible to have herpes simplex type i (cold sore) on your penis as well. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Penile Sores (Definition)

Poorly open superficial wounds can be considered as penile sores, which may result from STD like chancre for the early stage of syphilis, unhealed genital herpes, or skin cancer. To define it, ...Read more


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Are sores on penis a herpes?

Are sores on penis a herpes?

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

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Chances of one having herpes without any blisters or sores but balanitis on foreskin and penis head?

Chances of one having herpes without any blisters or sores but balanitis on foreskin and penis head?

I wouldn't think: the chances are high...those ulcerated lesions are very commonly present in herpes. Balanitis is swelling and inflammation of the foreskin. It's main cause is suboptimal hygiene in the uncircumcised. Symptoms will usually resolve when you rinse (unscented) soap completely off the penis. Low dose OTC topical steroid or anti fungal cream may help. Rarely are other antibiotics needed. USE CONDOMS! ...Read more

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Do HIV cause lesions on penis?

Do HIV cause lesions on penis?

Not directly, no.: Hiv does not cause a lesion on the penis itself, but there are several other associated penile lesions that are more common in people with hiv. These include condyloma (hpv virus), molluscum contagiosum (pox virus), rarely, kaposi sarcoma (hhv), and penile cancer (hpv virus), among others. Other std's are more common in those with HIV too HIV can though cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin. ...Read more

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Causes of blisters on the penis besides herpes?

Causes of blisters on the penis besides herpes?

Herpes simplex: True vesicles (blisters) on the penis may occur with syphilis. There are other conditions, but this is an unusual lesion and if you have it you should be seen by a dermatologist. Also get yourself tested thoroughly for stds. ...Read more

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What could painful sores on the penis be?

What could painful sores on the penis be?

Herpes?: A group of blister / sores that are painful are herpes simplex until proved otherwise. Your physician can tell and you can plan accordingly, making partners aware of the risk. There are a few other less common causes, and even lice and scabies can do this. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of herpes/cold sores/canker sores on your lips/mouth?

What are the symptoms of herpes/cold sores/canker sores on your lips/mouth?

Two different things: Cankers (recurrent aphthous ulcers) are an "auto-immune" type reaction to trauma/stress (such as biting your lip). They occur on the loose membranes of your lips, cheeks and floor of the mouth. Your dentist can treat with prednisone, laser or chemicals to cut pain. Cold sores are hsv. Abreva helps those some, but most need doc rx. Both go away without treatment in 10-14 days (pain only 3-5 days). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a strep and staph infection on the penis? Are they similar? Tiny red dots on penis glans when erect?

What are symptoms of a strep and staph infection on the penis? Are they similar? Tiny red dots on penis glans when erect?

Skin infection: Red, pain, small dots, large red swelling. It really doesn't matter. You have something wrong with your penis right now and it is not wise to wait this out or to nit-pick if one does not have all of the possible symptoms. Your doctor needs to see this and to get you treated. ...Read more

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Symptoms of shingles. Are they blisters on red spot?

Symptoms of shingles. Are they blisters on red spot?

In a pattern: They are groups of painful blisters on a red base, in a linear distribution from one location on the back or neck, extending around the torso or neck (or face) to the body's midline in front. If there is more than one narrow band of blisters, or if the blisters extend past the midline either in front or in back, it's not shingles. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes? Non-itching, painless ulcers on penile shaft and tip. No other symptoms.

Do I have herpes? Non-itching, painless ulcers on penile shaft and tip. No other symptoms.

Doubtful: Herpes genetalis is almost always quite painful. Painless ulcers on the penile shaft suggest syphilis. If you have had unprotected sex, go to your local family doctor, have them exam you and get tested for hiv, syphilis and other stds. Please don't ignore this. ...Read more

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Are the sores on my tongue herpes?

Are the sores on my tongue herpes?

Herpetic sores: Hi it is hard to say that without looking at the sores and finding out symptoms. However, it is possible that the herpes virus can cause sores in the mouth . Please check with your physician and dentist as soon as possible ...Read more

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Do cold sores on the mouth also cause genital herpes?

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 more

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Treatment for herpe symptoms burning itching bumps on private area?

Treatment for herpe symptoms burning itching bumps on private area?

Antiviral 4 outbreak: If you have been previously diagnosed with genital herpes, an antiviral medication may be prescribed during an outbreak: such as oral valtrex (valacyclovir). If you haven't been diagnosed, further doctor evaluation needs to be performed regardless , to determine if it's a herpes outbreak or a combined genital infection. Herpes can be transmitted between individuals without symptoms. ...Read more

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What may white sores on penis be? Pictures please

Penile Papules: Pearly penile papules are small (1 to 2mm) round bumps that are attached to the rim of the head of the penis. These bumps can be the color of the skin, translucent, white, yellow, or pink. The bumps can sometimes go all the way around the rim of the head of the penis, and the bumps can form multiple rows around the head of the penis. ...Read more

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Does HIV cause burning on penis?

Does HIV cause burning on penis?

Dysuria: Hiv itself will not cause burning like this. Herpes, gonorrhea and chlamydia can commonly cause this presentation. Dores this happen after you urinate? Is there any discharge? Does your urine look normal? You should see your primary care doc who can give you further guidance. ...Read more

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Could cold sores appear on the tongue?

It is possible: First HSV infection may be inside the mouth, but cold sores generally appear outside the mouth on the lips. ...Read more