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You can get blisters on/in vagina that looks like herpes blisters but aren't and actually something else? Like an irritation ?

You can get blisters on/in vagina that looks like herpes blisters but aren't and actually something else? Like an irritation ?

Possible: But unlikely. There are very few illnesses or conditions that create a vesicular eruption (blisters). Occasionally this can occur through a contact dermatitis, but most commonly is herpetic in the area in question. ...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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I read online that herpes occurs as rash. Cuts. Or sores then I read that herpes is just sores?..what's the truth? What doesit look like? Feel like?

I read online that herpes occurs as rash. Cuts. Or sores then I read that herpes is just sores?..what's the truth? What doesit look like? Feel like?

Blisters: Herpes viruses cause a series of skin lesions. The rash starts out as small bumps then develop into blisters that are very painful. In fact, the pain can even start before the rash. The blisters then open and turn into sores that crust over. If you do not scratch or pick at them they usually heal up without scarring. ...Read more

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What does herpes rash look like in chest?

What does herpes rash look like in chest?

Herpes: Small blisters clustered on a red patch. ...Read more

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What are some things that look like chickenpox?

What are some things that look like chickenpox?

Number of viral rash: A number of different viral rashes look like chicken pox rash. Chicken pox, however, starts on trunk or face/scalp, and presents as bump, blister, and pustule containing cloudy fluid at the same time. ...Read more

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Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

Not likely: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused by a "mite", a bug, that tunnels under the surface of the skin. Scabies is not painful but itches like nothing else. Scabies doesn't form ulcers. Herpes is often on the face, genitals, or fingers. Scabies is often on the hands, arms, waist, or legs. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes look and feel like zits?

Does genital herpes look and feel like zits?

Thanks for asking!: Gential herpes typically hurts like crazy and is usually preceeded with a terrible tingling sensation. Zits do not really hurt or tingle. Both are annoying and you should go see your dermatologist or primary care physician for a diagnosis. Genital herpes respond very well to a oral pill, Acyclovir or similar and the lesions go away. ...Read more

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What are bites that look like blisters?

What are bites that look like blisters?

Way to many: insect bites present this way. Can't tell you the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does a herpes rash look land feel like?

What does a herpes rash look land feel like?

Blisters/ulcers: A herpetic rash usually begins with a 'premonition' or a burning sensation. One or more small blisters and redness follow (this is the rash). The blisters can rupture producing more rash or ulcers on the skin. This can heal in 10-14 days or may continue for longer than that. ...Read more

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What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes from other infections if the HIV is untreated. Like most viral infections, it can give pink dots all over which can run together. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes/warts look like circumulative papillae? And, can you contract herpes/warts if no symptoms were present?

Can oral herpes/warts look like circumulative papillae? And, can you contract herpes/warts if no symptoms were present?

No and yes: All these conditions are entirely different and cannot be confused with one another. If yours look like typical papillae (you can easily find photos on line), you can be sure it isn't warts or herpes. Oral warts are rare, and oral herpes rarely occurs on the tongue. Both HSV and HPV, the viruses that cause herpes and warts, are commonly present without symptoms. But that doesn't mean you have it. ...Read more

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Do early stages of herpes look like zits? No burning or tingling

Do early stages of herpes look like zits? No burning or tingling

Herpes simplex: This does not sound like herpes. But anything is possible. Show them to a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with herpes by culture swab. Lesions appear very atypical for herpes but look a lot like molluscum. Hiv negative. Could i not have hsv?

Diagnosed with herpes by culture swab. Lesions appear very atypical for herpes but look a lot like molluscum. Hiv negative. Could i not have hsv?

Both?: You could have two co-existing viruses, or just atypical appearing lesions. It is unlikely the swab for hsv was wrong. If in doubt, you can always repeat the test. However, if it is between outbreaks, you run the risk of a false negative. ...Read more

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Can this look like the shingles?

Can this look like the shingles?

HERPES ZOSTER : 1. Varacella zoster-chicken pox 2. 10-20% of population will develop 3. Reactivation during stressed immune system 4. Initial symptoms include nonspecific (malaise, fever, headache) 5. Develops to mild to severe sharp, stabbing, shooting, throbbing 6. Sometimes burning, itching, pins ; needles 7. Skin lesions, rash not in all cases and is unilateral 8. When involves ear, known as ramsey hunt. ...Read more

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Can herpes look like simple zits?

Can herpes look like simple zits?

Possibly.: To a lay person, they probably can. A dermatologist or other trained specialist can easily tell the difference, however. ...Read more

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