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Tiny little bumps that look like blisters, possible herpes, do they or will they go away?

Tiny little bumps that look like blisters, possible herpes, do they or will they go away?

Can't say: With the description you have given i cannot make a diagnosis. You need to see a physician. ...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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Would does herpes look like are they cluster of blisters or is is one cut..I had a concie. reacur.? Cut on clot went to doc but she couldn't take swab

Would does herpes look like are they cluster of blisters or is is one cut..I had a concie. reacur.? Cut on clot went to doc but she couldn't take swab

I'll take a shot: I'm not certain of all your words due to typos, but herpes does typically look like a small cluster of blisters on the skin, but on the genital/vulvar tissues it is more like open sores that are ulcerated/have an irregular surface. They are painful and itchy and testing is usually possible. Persist with efforts to get diagnosis if symptoms persist; current & future therapy is specific & effective. ...Read more

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I have had chapped lips for the last 3 weeks and yesterday I developed a tiny blister on my lip, it doesn't look like herpes but how do i know?

I have had chapped lips for the last 3 weeks and yesterday I developed a tiny blister on my lip, it doesn't look like herpes but how do i know?

You don't: As common as HSV1, the cause of herpes is, the possibility of it being herpes is high. You can have a test done by your doc to be sure. Good oral hygeine and lack of intimate contact until you do know would be prudent. ...Read more

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My baby has fluid blisters on his arm and then also on his face appearing just today. Could it look like herpes and be something else?

My baby has fluid blisters on his arm and then also on his face appearing just today. Could it look like herpes and be something else?

Rash: Rashes are so difficult to diagnose, without looking at them. Also, I don't know your baby's age. If baby is a newborn, he/she would more than likely be deathly sick with herpes. With older children, there are many rashes, like this. If itchy, it could be poison ivy. Chicken pox, also itchy, if baby has not been immunized against it. Herpes is very painful, and usually is not widespread, like thi. ...Read more

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I have these red what look like hard blisters that have come up in and around my vagina, they are itchy and at times painfull. Is this likely to be herpes?

I have these red what look like hard blisters that have come up in and around my vagina,  they are itchy and at times painfull. Is this likely to be herpes?

Maybe: First of all blisters are not generally hard. Blisters around the vagina are commonly viral and most commonly a form of herpes. If these are recurrent then I would say this is highly likely herpes. If the "blisters" are hard and not fluid containing then not herpes. You should be seen by a doctor at the time they are present. No sex while they are evident. ...Read more

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Had a sore close to clitoris it only hurted when touched nor did it form little blisters, doctor say it didn't look like herpes. What are the odds?

Had a sore close to clitoris it only hurted when touched nor did it form little blisters, doctor say it didn't look like herpes. What are the odds?

See below: HSV 2 doesn't always present as tiny blisters. Best way to tell is to test fluid or smear from the lesion. If this isn't practical then a serologic antibody test for HSV 2 can be helpful IF you have never had HSV2 before this. It can take up to 2 weeks to turn (+) after contracting HSV2. if the test is (-) then it isn't HSV2. If (+) it suggests it is Herpes. ...Read more

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Very painful fluid-filled blisters surrounding entire mouth. Doctor said didn't look like typical herpes simplex1. Noticed 2 small blisters on forearm?

Very painful fluid-filled blisters surrounding entire mouth. Doctor said didn't look like typical herpes simplex1. Noticed 2 small blisters on forearm?

Need biopsy: The base of these needs to be scraped and examined under the microscope for cells with inclusion bodies. Hand foot and mouth disease usually has a maculopapular rash caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family. commonly Coxsackievirus A16 and Enterovirus 71 but these are seldom painful. See a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have weird, blister-like things right on my anus, and I've looked online, and it's leading towards genital herpes. I was wondering if you could help?

I have weird, blister-like things right on my anus, and I've looked online, and it's leading towards genital herpes. I was wondering if you could help?

Herpes: Genital herpes is one of the common causes of blisters/ulcers in this area. I'm not sure what help you are seeking. Herpes is diagnosed by viral culture or antibody testing on your blood and is treatable with antivirals and they can be used to suppress it but it isn't curable at this time. Hope this helps some. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more