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What happens when you pop a genital herpes sore?

What happens when you pop a genital 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 more

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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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How to lessen lealing time for herpes sore?

How to lessen lealing time for herpes sore?

Herpes: The only answer I have is that you should be taking a herpes medication. There are three to choose from. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

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 more

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Herpes sore won't heal . Going on over 3 months, it's is getting worse?

Herpes sore won't heal . Going on over 3 months, it's is getting worse?

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

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If a person doesn't have herpes sore or a out break how can they tell if you have herpes?

Herpes: Once you have herpes, you always have herpes. However, without any lesions or sores you can't tell, and we only test sores for the virus. ...Read more

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Does herpes sore bleed?

Does herpes sore bleed?

It can: If you are describing oral herpes, it usually festers and generates a clear liquid which is the transmittable phase. There are treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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Do herpes sore bleed when bursts?

Do herpes sore bleed when bursts?

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

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