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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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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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How can I tell if its herpes or ingrown hair I have a red bump on the top of my vagina. Today I popped it and it was like a popping a black head ?

How can I tell if its herpes or ingrown hair I have a red bump on the top of my vagina. Today I popped it and it was like a popping a black head ?

Ingrown hair: You ask a good question and any painful lump or bump on the vagina warrants examination, however this is more likely an infected hair follicle/ingrown hair/folliculitis given that herpes tends to look like a small, clear, fluid filled blister with red patches. hope that helps. Keep the area clean and dry. ...Read more

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Why are bumps popping up on my vagina periodically when my Gynecologist says its not Herpes? I've had problems with bacterial vaginosis lately also...

Why are bumps popping up on my vagina periodically when my Gynecologist says its not Herpes? I've had problems with bacterial vaginosis lately also...

Description is vague: It sounds like you have seen your Gyn and have had herpes ruled out. Depending on the location of the bumps, has HPV been ruled out? Sometimes friction or mild infection can cause mild blockage of the mucous glands or oil glands which could present as small bumps. Are you referring to normal vaginal folds? If they are painful, and you have already been evaluated, I recommend a second opinion. ...Read more

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Does herpetic wit low hurt on hands without popping the blisters? Or does it burn only when you pop the blister? Need to know

It will hurt: It will hurt no matter what you do. I recommend BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)--a food preservative anti-oxidant in a dose of 2,000 mg per day (split the dose throughout the day). Download a free e-book, "Wipe out Herpes with BHT." Also, apply DMSO topically, available from a health food store or animal supply (or on line). DMSO will dry up topical lesions rapidly, painlessly. ...Read more

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Can herpes hurt if you pop them?

Can herpes hurt if you pop them?

Please don't: The lesions are teaming with herpes virus which you release when you break open a lesion. ...Read more

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Had one painful bump above my clitorious last night, tried to pop it but nothing happened. Now looks like skin is missing. Could it be herpes?

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Had one painful bump above my clitorious last night, tried to pop it but nothing happened. Now looks like skin is missing. Could it be herpes?

Folliculitis v herpe: Check out http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/ & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/basics/definition/con-20020893 for info on genital herpes. Typically, diagnosis made based upon several (more than one) itchy painful blisters. Best to go see your Family Doc, Planned Parenthood or local STD clinic if concerned. Given grooming habits, perhaps just infected hair follicle. ...Read more