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I have always been extremely sensitive down there but 3 weeks ago I found out I had genital herpes. I was put on medication and all the sores have hea?

I have always been extremely sensitive down there but 3 weeks ago I found out I had genital herpes. I was put on medication and all the sores have hea?

Herpes: I am not sure what you are asking. Can you reread your question and clarify.

But, here is the latest on genital herpes. 90% of people infected with this virus do not have outbreaks and often do not know they are infected and contagious. If you have a recurrent outbreak soon after the treated outbreak heals you may need to be on medication daily. You and your partners need the blood test! ...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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Should I put emocort on sores on vulva or mometasone furoate? Sores may be herpes or not, they're located around uretra. I was prescribed both creams.

Should I put emocort on sores on vulva or mometasone furoate? Sores may be herpes or not, they're located around uretra. I was prescribed both creams.

Steroid creams: Should not be used unless prescribed for a specific purpose. If you have lesions around your urethra you should see your physician for a diagnosis before using any cream you have on hand. Steroids are used to reduce inflammation but they can slow the healing time of certain infections. ...Read more

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I picked at my cold sore and then touched my vagina. I put rubbing alcohol all over my vagina, what do I do now? I've had cold sores all my life, and rarely washed my hands before wiping, touching, etc. But haven't come up with genital herpes.

I picked at my cold sore and then touched my vagina. I put rubbing alcohol all over my vagina, what do I do now? I've had cold sores all my life, and rarely washed my hands before wiping, touching, etc. But haven't come up with genital herpes.

Stop Picking!: If you have recurrent cold sores, you may benefit from being on long term prophylactic (preventative) anti-viral agent (such as valcyclovir).. Don't pick your cold sores (it will only spread the virus) and don't ever use alcohol around the vagina. You're at increased risk of spreading the virus to other parts of your body and your partner's body, so please consult your md for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can herpes sores be painless?

Can herpes sores be painless?

Not usually: Sores caused by herpes virus usually would cause some discomfort - burning, numbing, and/or tingling. If in doubt, I recommend seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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How often do herpes sores break out?

How often do herpes sores break out?

LEVEL OF IMMUNITY: Breakouts are related to your immunity level. Most commonly occurs when your immunity is down, such as when you are stressed out or have an infection that decreases your immune level. Unhealthy diet may also weaken your immune system and cause more breakouts. Bottom line: eat healthy, exercise, and live as much as possible a stress free life. ...Read more

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Can I swim in a public pool with open herpes sores?

Can I swim in a public pool with open herpes sores?

Yes: People likely swim in swimming pools while having new herpes sores, all over the world. Fortunately, there doesn't seem to be any news reports of outbreaks of herpes related to swimming in pools. ...Read more

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Herpes test when no sores were present, what to do?

Herpes test when no sores were present, what to do?

The PCR blood: Test does not require you to have active lesions to diagnose. ...Read more

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Can u have herpes symptoms without having lesions or sores?

Can u have herpes symptoms without having lesions or sores?

Herpes Simplex: Yes, it is called asymptomatic shedding of the virus. It is believed that 60-70% of transmission is via asymptomatic shedding oh the virus. Thus, there may be no lesions present but one can still spread the virus. ...Read more

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What to do if I have herpes test when no sores were present?

What to do if I have herpes test when no sores were present?

Herpes blood test: Should be accurate regardless. Externally, you can be shedding with or without visible lesions. ...Read more

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Other than the sores what are the signs of a herpes break out?

Other than the sores what are the signs of a herpes break out?

First time?: A first exposure to herpes simplex II virus can cause fever, chills, headache, feeling generally ill and weakness of muscles. ...Read more

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What could cause herpes like sores. But yet test negative. For herpes?

What could cause herpes like sores. But yet test negative. For herpes?

Many many things: Well first. Hundreds of types of viruses. Local mechanical trauma, electrical and thermal burns, chemical injury, irradiation, aphthous stomatitis, infection and drug induced. Its a very long differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Got told I had herpes and II was put on medication but results came back clear, what happened?

Got told I had herpes and II was put on medication but results came back clear, what happened?

Herpes simplex: Don't know how you were tested, but most often this is a clinical diagnosis based upon the mode of presentation of the lesions. Treatment, unless begun immediately after onset is seldom effective in shortening the duration of symptoms. You don't say where the infection occurred, but am assuming genitally, in which case you might want to be tested for other stds. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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What can I put on my gential herpes?

What can I put on my gential herpes?

Genital herpes: Topical zovirax (acyclovir) ointment. Also frequent outbreaks can be suppressed with antiviral systemic therapy that your doctor can prescribe. ...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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Reading conflicting posts. Are canker sores herpes or not?

Reading conflicting posts. Are canker sores herpes or not?

Canker vs. Cold Sore: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) and oral herpes (cold sores) are two distinct types of lesions. Unfortunately many patients and even some dentists commonly refer to them interchangeably and do not fully understand the differences and causes. Here is a good resource for clarification: http://publications. Usa. Gov/epublications/fever-blister/fever-canker. Html. ...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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Do peroxide boil on herpes oral sores?

Do peroxide boil on herpes oral sores?

Question unclear: Rephrase this and perhaps it can be answered more effectively. ...Read more

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Why do I get a herpes sores after sex?

Unusual if always: Make sure its a herpetic lession. You may need chronic supressive therapy. ...Read more

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Can herpes usually come in packs of sores?

Can herpes usually come in packs of sores?

Not always!: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area. Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. Culture of lesion diagnostic. ...Read more

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If I put a hot towel on a herpes lesion would the bumps shrink?

If I put a hot towel on a herpes lesion would the bumps shrink?

It may: It may dry them up faster. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can help with the itching as my herpes sores heal?

Is there anything that can help with the itching as my herpes sores heal?

Moisture: Vitamin e / or a good lip balm... As natural as possible... Is helpful - - for severe itching coolness/ice is helpful too! Good luck! ...Read more

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Are herpes sores always painful? Are they sometimes mild? If so how. Need to know straight answer

Are herpes sores always painful? Are they sometimes mild? If so how. Need to know straight answer

Herpes: Some people do not have pain with a herpes outbreak or it can be very mild. If this happens your doctor may suggest taking medication everyday to decrease the chances of transfering it. ...Read more