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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & ...Read more


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What exactly does genital herpes look like?

What exactly does genital herpes look like?

Usually open lesions: With redness around them, but sometimes the skin and introital region can just look red with no lesions, please see your gyn asap for an exam and culture. ...Read more

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What does genital herpes look likes?

What does genital herpes look likes?

Clear blisters: Genital herpes has the appearance of blisters on a red base. Generally, these are painful and occurs in clusters. Consult with your doctor if you see these as treatments are available. ...Read more

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Does herpes look like pimples?

Does herpes look like pimples?

Blisters: More like small bumps pr blisters with clear fluid, on top of red skin. There's usually no pus. ...Read more

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What does ocular herpes look like?

What does ocular herpes look like?

Variable appearances: If eyelid or lids are involved, often an area of redness with tenderness and some swelling will occur. A wart or veruca vulgaris lesion often is less concerning. If you treat or touch the area, you risk spreading virus particles (like herpes) to the eye surface (cornea) & things can get much more complicated & dangerous including risks to vision. Best to see an eye physician & be safe! ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on eyeball?

What does herpes look like on eyeball?

Like a tree branch: A herpetic eye infection causes an ulcer on the cornea. Classically it looks like a tree branch in shape and is called a dendritic ulcer. There is a new topical medication called zirgan which works quite well. ...Read more

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I have herpes simplex 1. What does herpes on tongue look like?

I have herpes simplex 1. What does herpes on tongue look like?

Red or white halo: Often herpes simplex cause a red or white halo around an ulcerated area on the tongue. It starts as a blister and after the blister pops you see the red or white halo around the ulcerated area. ...Read more

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What does nipples herpes look like?

What does nipples herpes look like?

Herpes: A few weeks after being exposed to herpes a person may develop fever, muscle aches ; pains, headache ; swelling of groin lymph nodes. The lesions may be preceded several days by itching ;/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop into blisters. When the blisters break open they ooze fluid or bleed. The affected area can be tender. I would have the lesion medically checked for correct dx. ...Read more

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What does shingles look like?

What does shingles look like?

A raised rash: The rash of shingles usually starts as red spots which become raised and blister. They can eventually develop pus than scab over.The rash is localized to a specific area of the body following the course of an underlying spinal or cranial nerve and does not cross the mid line of the body pain can occur before, during and after the outbreak. ...Read more

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How does HSV outbreak look like?

How does HSV outbreak look like?

Blisters: First you get a tingling or painful sensation, then there is the development of a groups of blisters. The blisters open up and then become crusted and then heal. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on your lips?

What does herpes look like on your lips?

Herpes simplex: This is what are often called "cold sores". They begin with small blisters, break open and form shallow ulcers which are tender and painful. ...Read more

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What does cytomegalovirus look like?

What does cytomegalovirus look like?

Image at right: The CMV is visible under an electron microscope in infected tissue & the loaded image represents an artist depiction. Cited from: www.Nist.Gov/mml/biochemical/genetics/cytomegalovirus_srm.Cfm. ...Read more

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Does genital herpes look and feel like zits?

Does genital herpes look and feel like zits?

Thanks for asking!: Gential herpes typically hurts like crazy and is usually preceeded with a terrible tingling sensation. Zits do not really hurt or tingle. Both are annoying and you should go see your dermatologist or primary care physician for a diagnosis. Genital herpes respond very well to a oral pill, Acyclovir or similar and the lesions go away. ...Read more

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What does herpes look like on a male?

What does herpes look like on a male?

Various shapes: It can take many forms ranging from small blisters to superficial ulcers to linear cuts. ...Read more

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What does impetigo look like?

What does impetigo look like?

IMPETIGO: Are skin infection with crusting or vesicles and pustules caused by staph or strep sometimes with ulcerations and bullae formation. ...Read more

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How does genital herpes look like? Please show photo?

Genital herpes: can have various appearances. This STD is often missed or misdiagnosed because the appearance can vary from the classic cluster of vesicles to no lesion at all! Recurrent HSV is often a single tiny painful area that is swollen and red. If untreated it usually develops into an ulcer but it may be so tiny and hidden in pubic hair that it is never seen. ...Read more

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What does genital warts look like?

What does genital warts look like?

See below: Visit this site for images of genital warts. https://www.google.com/search?q=genital+warts&biw=1440&bih=704&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=QmIXVP-qF4rn8gHFnoCYDw&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ ...Read more

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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more