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What Does Herpes Feel Like
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
Varies: Herpes of the genital area can just be a reddened area but classically is a small group of clear blisters. This area is paiful, tingles and can get crusty. It is like a fever blister (only it is not a fever blister). Usually clinically diagosed but can absolutely be diagnosed if cultured and positive. Practice safe sex or you will continue to get the gift that keeps on giving! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: Before a cold sore appears the area will sometimes tingle, feel slightly raised and may appear red and inflamed. This pain or tingling sensation is called the prodrome (or warning symptom) and typically occurs 1 to 2 days before the cold sore appears. A cold sore generally appears as a small, fluid-filled blister which goes through a cycle of phases. The lesions will last for 8-10 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You may: Oral herpes is usually self limited and does not require treatment. If it is persistent or problematic, you should consult your doctor for an evaluation of immune system. Using over the counter products will not do any harm and may not do any good either. You may consult this site for detailed information. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/oral_herpes/article_em.htm. ...Read more
How long does it take for herpes to show in ur system and how long till you can find out ur results can you find out right away like in 20 minutes?
See below: First part of your question is not clear, if you mean incubation period, it is 2-14 days. Please read the information in the two sites below for a detailed answer. It is possible to have an answer in 20 minutes but that is not normal process. http://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/herpes-testshttp://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/tc/genital-herpes-what-happens. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with herpes type 1 last week. I'm currently with someone who knows the situation but I'd like to know if he could go down on me?
More info needed: Presumably you have been diagnosed with genital herpes due to HSV type 1, right? HSV1 mostly causes oral herpes but can cause genital. Most genital HSV1 causes few recurrent outbreaks and is not easily transmitted by sex. If you're talking about oral herpes, or just a positive blood test, then oral contact with your vaginal area ("going down") is little or no risk. See an expert. Good luck! ...Read more
Look i resently found out I have herpes two i never new i had that until yesterday and is like im not even my self no more I don't know what should I do ?
Living life: A chronic infection with herpes is something that you CAN live with. Yes, it's definitely disheartening to be diagnosed and worse to have symptoms. Believe it or not, though, most people DON'T have symptoms -that's why it infects such a large proportion of the United States. Millions of people here have it...If you have an outbreak-see a doctor for what to do. For prevention- talk to partners, etc ...Read more
Ulceration: Usually an oral herpes will form a painless or a slightly painful blister in the mouth before it ruptured and became a painful ulceration. And usually it takes a week or so to heal up. If you have unhealed ulceration on your tongue for more than 3 weeks, please consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more
Blisters: Just like chickenpox . You need to take your baby to see the pediatrician . It has serious complications if disseminated and left untreated. Best to get checked. Err on the safe side .Of course history is very important along with physical examination. Do not delay if it is herpes. ...Read more
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