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What Do Vaginal Herpes Look Like
No: These 2 conditions look very different to a trained gynecologist. Herpes are shallow painful ulcers. There can be redness and slight swelling of the tissue but it's more general swelling. A bartholins will not have painful ulcers but will be like a swollen ball under the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How painful is vaginal herpes I have one big pimple like sore can it affect your whole vagina like stinging and smelly fishy odor ?
Maybe not...: Vaginal herpes can be quite painful--especially the first episode. However, a single big pimple is unlikely to be herpes. It is more likely to be an ingrown hair or hydradenitis. The fishy odor is not common to herpes. It usually is a sign of bacterial vaginosis. To know for sure, you need to have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more
Yes: Yes, which is why if you have ever had a herpes outbreak, to tell your doctor if you get pregnant. You will need to be on suppressive medication starting at 36 weeks to avoid transmission to the baby. Also, if you are having a herpes outbreak at the time of labor, c-section is recommended. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: Antiinflammatories like Ibuprofen or aleve may help some with the pain, and Acyclovir can reduce the severity of the outbreak, and decrease the duration, if started early enough. This requires a prescription, but is well tolerated with few side effects. It can also be taken to reduce the frequency of recurrences. ...Read more
So not ok. Mad. Got vaginal herpes diagnosed. So question, I need help girls--what do I tell hiim!?
Disclosing Herpes: Here are a few tips. 1. Got herpes? Get a blood test to prove which herpes virus it is. 2. Know that facts. 74% of americans have herpes type one and 26% of american's have type two. 3. Up to 90% of people with herpes do not have outbreaks. Everyone must get tested. 4. Contagiousness can be found even if you do not have an outbreak..And that goes for "him" as well. Don't get mad. Get educated. ...Read more
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