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What Happens If You Pop A Herpes Sore
Viral spread: The ulcer/sore contain a fluid that has the virus in it. If anyone comes in contact with the fluid, they can contract the virus. Additionally the fluid touching other areas of your skin can cause local spreading. Remember though, the time that the virus is most readily spread is just before he ulcers appear and you may only feel tingling or nothing at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Popping or occurring: Probably neither.Get a more detailed answer ›
Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes sore: Where is the sore? Mouth or vagina? Is it a single sore or multiple sores? Have you tried valacyclovir or famvir or acyclovir? Are you sure it is herpes have you taken herpes titers? Rarely what appears to be a sore may not be a herpes, but may be an autoimmune disease and skin ulcerations from autoimmune disease like lupus or Behcet's. F/u/ w/ rheumatologist ...Read more
Herpes sores: Yes...Herpes sores can bleed depending on the stage of the vesicles. Herpes is also very contagious, especially at this stage. Please see your periodontist for an evaluation if these are oral or facial lesions. We can treat the herpes lesion with the nd/yag laser at different stages. Www. Drgums. Com. ...Read more
Blister= herpes: Most herpes lesions look like a blister (think burn) early on. A pimple is usually a red base with a pustular (white)center. Not always easy to tell the difference. If it is on or very near your lip (or penis or vaginal labia) suspect herpes. Is worthwhile to discuss with dr. Herpes is a serious and life- long infectious disease. ...Read more
Yes: Herpes can present as a small tear in the vaginal mucosa that can be indistinguishable from the tears we see after normal intercourse. The herpes lesion however will often recur in the same location and will be more painful than a tear from intercourse. Yeast can also be associated with mucosal tears. Schedule an appointment to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swab: If you have a sore, a swab can be used to send off for testing. This is almost as good as testing blood for antibodies and has the advantage of telling you where the virus is since the blood test only tells you that your body has seen the virus but tells you nothing about the location of the infection. HSV type one and type two can both cause both fever blisters and genital sores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well, no: Technically, you need a herpetic lesion to be infectious. The problem is that sometimes you don't know you have a lesion (or developing one). In addition, it may be in a place that you can't see or easily feel. So, the short answer is no but you should still be careful. ...Read more
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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