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How do cold sores look like in relation to herpes?

How do cold sores look like in relation to herpes?

One in the same: Cold sores are lesions caused by herpes visrus infections. They can be mucocutaneous (the lips) or genital. Depending on the location usually dictates with variant of the human herpes virus has infected that skin. ...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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I read online that herpes occurs as rash. Cuts. Or sores then I read that herpes is just sores?..what's the truth? What doesit look like? Feel like?

I read online that herpes occurs as rash. Cuts. Or sores then I read that herpes is just sores?..what's the truth? What doesit look like? Feel like?

Blisters: Herpes viruses cause a series of skin lesions. The rash starts out as small bumps then develop into blisters that are very painful. In fact, the pain can even start before the rash. The blisters then open and turn into sores that crust over. If you do not scratch or pick at them they usually heal up without scarring. ...Read more

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What do herpes sores on buttocks look like?

What do herpes sores on buttocks look like?

Herpes simplex: Like they do anywhere else. Small blisters that open and leave a shallow ulcer which is painful and tender. ...Read more

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Under tongue hubby has red puffy sore with white in it? Herpes? Also red spots on penis that don't look like sores and not painful. Itch and burn pee

Under tongue hubby has red puffy sore with white in it? Herpes? Also red spots on penis that don't look like sores and not painful. Itch and burn pee

Unrelated: Probably not from same cause. Need to see dentist or oral surgeon and also physician or urologist for examinations to determine causes and treatments. ...Read more

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Have 2 white sores on inner labia, look like cancer sores, not herpes. Pain/itch when touched, burn to pee. Sexually active, have bronchitis & uri?

Have 2 white sores on inner labia, look like cancer sores, not herpes. Pain/itch when touched, burn to pee. Sexually active, have bronchitis & uri?

White sores/ Labia: Sometimes a plugged hair follicle can get infected and present this way. Oral herpes (if applicable) can be spread to the genitalia and cause a lesion like you describe. Of course, it could be genital herpes - why are you so sure it is not? Without a visual, it is hard to run a better differential. Not connected with your URI like a canker sore in the mouth. Check w/ your gynecologist. ...Read more

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