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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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Boil on leg busted. More bumps appeared on genitals. 2 diff doctors say staph does not look like herpes. Culture shows herpes. Could this be wrong?

Boil on leg busted. More bumps appeared on genitals. 2 diff doctors say staph does not look like herpes. Culture shows herpes. Could this be wrong?

Follow science: It could be wrong but I would review the the culture. Bumps on genitals are more likely to be herpes. If the treatment for the virus cures the bumps then it is probably not bacterial.

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I just recently got these three bumps and I'm worried. They are on my inner thigh. They look like pimples they appeared over night, could it be herpes?

I just recently got these three bumps and I'm worried. They are on my inner thigh. They look like pimples they appeared over night, could it be herpes?

Several possibilitie: Though herpes is a possibility, a careful examination (location, pattern, surrounding skin color, presence of pain, others) is needed to determine if it could be molluscum contagiosum, shingles, early folliculitis, or other process.

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Ok I have this break out on my right lower outter part of my leg looks like some type of herpes its the only place it has occured 1 time 5yrs ago 2nd 6mos ago 3rd time now started 4 days ago what canb?

Ok I have this break out on my right lower outter part of my leg looks like some type of herpes its the only place it has occured 1 time 5yrs ago 2nd 6mos ago 3rd time now started 4 days ago what canb?

Herpes?: Herpes can show up anywhere. There are several strains, and you can't determine which type it is without a swab. Herpes would come and go in the same place. I suppose it could be a form of pustular eczema. A dermatologist would be able to tell the difference.

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How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

How can I know if I have herpes in my leg?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion.

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Pictures of herpes on inninn leg?

Pictures of herpes on inninn leg?

Herpes looks like:: Herpes is usually a cluster of blisters that then become raw open ulcerations of the tissue that is sore. It is very easy to google image this and find common pictures of what herpes looks like.

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How can herpes transfer to your lower leg?

How can herpes transfer to your lower leg?

Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way.

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If you have herpes can you get the bumps on your legs?

Herpes simplex: The outbreaks most commonly occur in the site of initial inoculation of the virus, but other areas can be involved. Lesions on the legs would be quite unusual but anything is possible, even when dramatically unlikely.

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Is it possible for a spot that looks like a herpes break out to show up on your lower leg? If not do you any idea what it could be? Have been to the

Is it possible for a spot that looks like a herpes break out to show up on your lower leg? If not do you any idea what it could be? Have been to the

Herpes: Herpes simplex can develop anywhere on the body. Wherever the virus is inoculated into the skin. The eruption looks like a group of small (1-2mm) vesicles on an erythematous base. If you have this see your doctor because there is medication that will fight the virus.

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Bump on crease where leg meet pubic area. Herpes or cyst? Happened right after I shaved

Bump on crease where leg meet pubic area. Herpes or cyst? Happened right after I shaved

Bacterial infection?: It could be a small bacterial infection or ingrown hair. Use warm soaks several times a day and see a doctor if it gets worse. This shaving trend worries me. Besides making people look like jail-bait, it can increase the risk of bacterial infections, including mrsa. I've seen some nasty cases in which men lost parts of their body they wanted to keep. If you don't like pubes, trim, don't shave!

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Ever since I got type two herpes I have been having extremely bad leg and hip pain....Is this common?

Ever since I got type two herpes I have been having extremely bad leg and hip pain....Is this common?

Unrelated: The leg and hip pain are unrelated to the herpes. Have the issue evaluated either by a rheumatologist or orthopedist.

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Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Is it possible to get herpes on your leg? I have a red bump on the back of my leg and curious if it could be. I don't have herpes since last tested.

Possible & unlikely: Herpes seldom recurs outside the area in which you had the initial outbreak. It is extremely painful and tender and presents initially as a blister-like lesion. This sounds like it is something else. Show it to a doctor. Good luck.

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Why does my leg hurt when I have a herpes outbreak? Do I need to treat if I'm not sexual active. Is it normal to have a outbreak a couple times a year

Why does my leg hurt when I have a herpes outbreak? Do I need to treat if I'm not sexual active. Is it normal to have a outbreak a couple times a year

Herpes outbreaks: It is possible to have herpes outbreaks few times a year. You did not specify that which part of your leg hurts when you have outbreak

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Herpes on lower leg - treatment dicloxacillin 4 times a day and Fucidin cream - that sound like a good treatment?

Herpes on lower leg - treatment dicloxacillin 4 times a day and Fucidin cream - that sound like a good treatment?

Herpes: First of all, you present no evidence that this is herpes simplex. Not even a description of the rash. There's no way to tell you what you have on your leg without seeing it. The dermatologist's basic and best talent is to use his or her eyeballs to make a diagnosis. And while herpes on the leg would be rare, it would require medicine specific for herpes simplex.

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I have two painless slit like marks between my leg and scrotum. They look skin colored/purple. No pus, no crust; had them for six days. Herpes?

I have two painless slit like marks between my leg and scrotum. They look skin colored/purple. No pus, no crust; had them for six days. Herpes?

No: Herpes are painful, recurrent/forever and has vesicle appearance. Possible condition: angiokeratoma genitalia.

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I have what looks like stretch marks by my scrotum and leg. I had protected sex and a week ago. Herpes? No bumps just red line-like rash.

I have what looks like stretch marks by my scrotum and leg. I had protected sex and a week ago. Herpes? No bumps just red line-like rash.

Not herpes: For sure this isn't herpes. Almost certainly it is no STD of any kind, and probably not from your recent sexual exposure. But see a doctor if you remain concerned.

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Is it common for an outbreak of herpes on the inside of the leg to become dark and bruised?

Is it common for an outbreak of herpes on the inside of the leg to become dark and bruised?

Probably not herpes: Herpes outbreaks can occur in that area, but it's uncommon; and herpes usually doesn't appear dark or bruised. See a doctor -- but probably this isn't herpes. Good luck!

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Pain in leg, blisters appear at site of pain. Diangosis stress induced herpes been happening for 5 years. What's wrong with me?

Pain in leg, blisters appear at site of pain. Diangosis stress induced herpes been happening for 5 years. What's wrong with me?

Wrong Diagnosis: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). Recurrence from herpes is unusual. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong.