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Doctor insights on: What Happens If You Burst Herpes Sores

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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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Can you burst herpes like a spot?

Not wise: Herpes blisters are full of viral particles. It's not a good idea to pop them, since you could spread the virus more easily. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a lump that doesn't burst still be herpes?

Herpes: Herpes outbreaks are usually a small cluster of blisters. The blisters open into raw ulcerated lesions and then heal. They are not ever described as a lump. ...Read more

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Do herpes have whiteheads after they burst or is it just a vaginal pimple?

Do herpes have whiteheads after they burst or is it just a vaginal pimple?

No: Herpes lesions can look many ways, but not generally as you describe. They can be excoriations that are very painful, or they may be little fluid filled lesions that rupture. They also may be shallow ulcers where the superficial skin has been eaten away by the virus (and these lesions are painful for sure). If you aren't sure, see your doc and they will probably know just by looking. ...Read more

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Would herpes only breakout on where the pubic hair is ? I have hard bumps that hurt and when they burst it bleeds and has a brown discharge

Would herpes only breakout on where the pubic hair is ? I have hard bumps that hurt and when they burst it bleeds and has a brown discharge

Herpes: Herpes can break out anywhereinfection. What you are describing doesn't sound like herpes but a skin infection. You should see a dermatologist they can calm this problem down and help prevent future scarring. ...Read more

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I kissed someone July 11. On July 29 my upper lip felt a little tight. I saw I had a tiny skin color bump. it hasn't grown or burst. Is it herpes?

I kissed someone July 11. On July 29 my upper lip felt a little tight. I saw I had a tiny skin color bump. it hasn't grown or burst. Is it herpes?

HSV-1: The incubation period (time between exposure and symptoms) of the HSV virus that causes cold sores is 2-12 days, but most people develop the sore within the first week. If the bump turns into a painful blister or an ulcer, it is most likely a cold sore caused by the herpes virus, but it is unclear if you caught it from the person you kissed. ...Read more

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If oral happens does the partner get herpes or just cold sores ?

If oral happens does the partner get herpes or just cold sores ?

Cold sores: Oral herpes (cold sores) are commonly caused by HSV-1. Genital herpes is commonly caused by HSV-2. HSV-2 is not common in the mouth; however 80% of new genital herpes cases are now caused by HSV-1 through oral/genital contact. Is less likely to get oral herpes from someone with genital herpes but more likely to get genital herpes from someone with oral herpes. Best wishes! ...Read more