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Reproductive Organs (Definition)

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


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Does genital herpes blisters always break open?

Does genital herpes blisters always break open?

Yes: Genital herpes usually causes blisters on the vulva (around the vaginal opening).They will break open & form ulcers.Usually the infection goes to the uterine cervix(neck of the womb)causing cervicitis. Sometimes infection goes to the urethra(urine channel) causing urethitis with painful urination. ...Read more

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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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How can I stop the pain of genital herpes blisters?

Topical anesthetic: I would try some topical anesthetics like Lidocaine gels or topical anti inflammatory medications like diclofenac gel. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes symptoms always include blisters?

Not always: Herpes typically looks like blisters with clear, yellow fluid on a red base. They are usually grouped tightly together. Most of the time they will be blisters but they can also present as open sores. ...Read more

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Could I have genital herpes even if i don't have blisters?

Yes: You can even be contagious without blisters being apparent through a phenomenon called viral shedding. ...Read more

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Why is some genital herpes blisters painful and some are not?

Why is some genital herpes blisters painful and some are not?

Skin nerves: The blisters hurt because they expose some of the tiny nerves in the skin. Some areas of the skin has more, or less, nerves than others. Also, some blisters have different depths than others. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of genital herpes between blister outbreaks?

NONE: But we know that the virus is present occasionally between attacks. Thus you may be contagious when there are no symptoms. In fact most transmission occurs from a person who does not know she carries the virus or from a known infected person during a time with no symptoms. Antiviral meds reduce the risk of infecting another person but are not 100% effective. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between genital herpes or pilar blisters?

How can I tell the difference between genital herpes or pilar blisters?

HSV and pilar cysts: The difference is that HSV blisters are painful, located on the skin and will be present during the outbreak and then the blisters will disappear completely once the outbreak has resolved. Pilar cysts are firm, slow growing subcutaneous nodules that do not spontaneously disappear. They are painless, unless they become infected and are most commonly located on the scalp ...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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Genital Herpes (Definition)

This is a skin and mucous membrane infection of the soft tissues of the genitals, either male or female. It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex and transmitted person to person by direct contact. It produces small blister-like lesions which break down and form shallow ulcers which are ...Read more