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What is the difference between these two: herpangina and herpes vagina?

What is the difference between these two: herpangina and herpes vagina?

Different virus: Herpangina is usually a childhood infection and is caused by a cocksackie virus, producing sores in the mouth. For the other you may be referring to herpes vaginalis, which would be genital herpes in the female. This infection is caused by herpes simplex types i & ii, and the blisters (progessing to open "sores") occur just outside the vaginal opening and elsewhere on the vulva. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Herpangina (Definition)

Good day; Herpangina is a viral infection which causes small blisters (vesicles) that quickly rupture to form small ulcers. Most common in youngsters; however, Herpangina has potential to affect all ages. The virus is usually spread by mouth- via the saliva. Symptoms include fever, headaches, and terrible sore throats. Oral meds. acetaminophen or ibuprofen and ...Read more


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What's the difference between a cyst and genital herpes? How would these two different things appear in the vagina?

What's the difference between a cyst and genital herpes? How would these two different things appear in the vagina?

Cyst vs gen. herpes: The bartholin's glands (which secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina) are located on each side of the vaginal opening. If glands become obstructed, then fluid starts to back up into the gland, turns into bartholin's cyst(under skin lump).Genital herpes are usually small red bumps or tiny white blisters may appear.Cyst=lump under skin, genital herpes=small white blisters. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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What is the difference between pimple, warts and herpes around the vagina; looks etc. ?

What is the difference between pimple, warts and herpes around the vagina; looks etc. ?

So many answers: There are so many different appearances that it would make the most sense for you to see your obgyn for a checkup - and more so because there are different treatments for each. And...If it's an std, you need to be able to inform your partner(s) down the road.

Good luck! ...Read more

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I have small tiny bumps near my vagina and around my butt is it genital herpes or folliculitis? What is the difference please help

I have small tiny bumps near my vagina and around my butt  is it genital herpes or folliculitis? What is the difference please help

Likely folliculitis: Herpes usually is very tender ulcers with swollen glands and often is not symmetric and occurs on one side, folliculitis is more like small pimples on areas where hair grows. If you think it is herpes then see your gyn for DX and treatment. ...Read more

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I was getting dressed and I noticed this two bumps on the outside part of my vagina they hurt s little but I wasn't painful, could this be herpes?

I was getting dressed and I noticed this two bumps on the outside part of my vagina they hurt s little but I wasn't painful, could this be herpes?

Possible.: Could be, but no way to know without a direct exam, and possibly a culture. Could also be simply inflamed hair follicles, or several other things. See a dermatologist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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Have small cuts outside and inside vagina. What would cause this. Had HPV in 2010. Two normal pap smears since. Is this herpes? What is diff bet two

Have small cuts outside and inside vagina. What would cause this.  Had HPV in 2010. Two normal pap smears since. Is this herpes? What is diff bet two

Herpes: It very well could be. I always advise adults that given the significant new information about herpes that they get the blood tests to see if they have indeed been exposed. If you were in my clinic i would put you on herpes medication to see if this heals you easily and stops the re-occurences. ...Read more

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Itchy and burning sensation on her vagina two days after unprotected sex. What could this be? No discharge. HIV? Herpes?

Itchy and burning sensation on her vagina two days after unprotected sex. What could this be? No discharge. HIV? Herpes?

Itching/burning: Unprotected intercourse with ejaculation will alter the pH in your vagina. This allows for a variety of organisms, normally in tolerable amounts to overgrow. In addition, unprotected intercourse exposes you to a wide variety of sexually transmitted disease including herpes, HIV, HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, trich, syphilis. Yeast and BV are also possibilities. Be smart, protect yourself, use condoms ...Read more

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Two years ago I I had unprotected sex then about 4 months after I got painful lesion on vagina doctor said herpes also have painless ulcer under Tonu?

Two years ago I I had unprotected sex then about 4 months after I got painful lesion on vagina doctor said herpes also have painless ulcer under 
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Herpes? Syphilis?: In sexually active people, herpes is the most common cause of genital ulcer, painful or not. Visual diagnosis is never sufficient; lab testing is always needed both to confirm herpes and learn virus type (HSV1 or 2), which makes a big difference in treatment, prevention, and transmission risk. Painless ulcer could be herpes or syphilis. See your doctor again, get tested for all STDs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Keep getting sores around vagina, but I've tested negative for herpes, what could this be?

Keep getting sores around vagina, but I've tested negative for herpes, what could this be?

Tricky: dermatologic conditions are difficult when not seen.
I can say that many herpes tests are not very good. The antibody test, and growing the virus could miss a large percent of the people with the virus. Looking for the particular viral DNA or protein are much better tests, but still have to get the right time when the virus is popping out or the test is negative (and sore lasts longer than virus) ...Read more

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I have a bump under my skin next to my vagina. Is this herpes?

I have a bump under my skin next to my vagina. Is this herpes?

Probably not: Usually herpes looks like a cold sore, but there are atypical presentations, i would recommend a doctor visit. ...Read more

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What is treatment fir herpes. R u given ointment for cuts in vagina?

What is treatment fir herpes.  R u given ointment for cuts in vagina?

Genital HSV Rx: The safest treatment for herpes simplex virus infection is Acyclovir wh/requires a prescription from your doctor. Once infected, however, you never 'cure' hsv it is only made latent (dormant) unfortunately, topical Acyclovir is no more effective that vaseline in treating hsv. For oral cold sores, abreva has shown efficacy in decreasing the duration of symptoms however no studies on genital hsv. ...Read more

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Could i get herpes if someone touched the sides of my vagina with their fingers?

Could i get herpes if someone touched the sides of my vagina with their fingers?

Possible.: If this person touched an open herpes lesion on their own genitals or mouth and then immediately touched to your vaginal area then it is possible. The chances of transmission in this manner are rare. ...Read more

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Could i get herpes if someone touched the sides of my vagina (flaps, so near my undie line) with their fingers?

Could i get herpes if someone touched the sides of my vagina (flaps, so near my undie line) with their fingers?

Incredibly unlikely: Unless this person touched an open herpes lesion on their own genitals or mouth and then immediately touched your vaginal area, the chances of transmission in this manner are probably exceedingly rare. ...Read more

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I have 1 bump on my vagina. It's is painless. I tried to pop it and it bleed a little bit. Could this be herpes?

I have 1 bump on my vagina. It's is painless.  I tried to pop it and it bleed a little bit. Could this be herpes?

Unclear w/out Test: If it's a simple bump that didn't contain fluid or have a glassy appearance, it's most likely a blocked hair follicle/follicultis, but your suspicion for herpes is VERY POSSIBLE. Unfortunately the only way to know for sure is to get tested by a doctor. In the meantime, have a conversation with your partner about outbreaks and safe sex. HPV is also a possibility. Stay updated on paps! ...Read more

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Itchiness and irritation around the lower and outer part of my vagina. I also have a few cuts in the inside. Are those definet signs of herpes?

Itchiness and irritation around the lower and outer part of my vagina. I also have a few cuts in the inside. Are those definet signs of herpes?

Possible : It's possible that this could be a herpes outbreak but there may be other causes. Best thing to do is see your physician or a gynecologist for evaluation. A physician can collect cultures to determine if it's herpes and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Ive had a herpes out break for 2 weeks. It is inside and outside of my vagina. I cannot afford lidocaine, looking for something to help so I can urine?

Ive had a herpes out break for 2 weeks. It is inside and outside of my vagina. I cannot afford lidocaine, looking for something to help so I can urine?

Not lidocaine: you will need anti-viral medication ( acyclovir or Valtrex). Lidocaine may numb the area, but you will need aggressive anti-viral therapy now- please go to your local Health Dept. clinic. ...Read more

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Like 5 yrs ago to now I've had some reoccurring itching and when I scratched some burning n vagina no pain never and never noticed sores..is it herpes?

Like 5 yrs ago to now I've had some reoccurring itching and when I scratched some burning n vagina no pain never and never noticed sores..is it herpes?

You can get blood: test to see if you are a carrier of herpes simplex. or see gynecologist or dermatologist when burning or itching starts, but would need to see lesions if possible. perhaps it could be a yeast infection which can be cultured ...Read more

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I have a small brown blister on my vagina it feels a little hard is it herpes?

I have a small brown blister on my vagina it feels a little hard is it herpes?

Well: Could be herpes or an abscess or something similar. This requires an exam by a doctor to diagnose and treat you try Healthtap visit with pictures and video or see a doctor in person ...Read more

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I have 2 sores on my vagina and they are bleeding badly, could they be herpes? It's almost like a period.

I have 2 sores on my vagina and they are bleeding badly, could they be herpes? It's almost like a period.

Doubt herpes: Herpes sores almost never bleed, so it's probably something else. All vaginal or genital bleeding requires professional evaluation. It isn't necessarily serious, but don't take chances; see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have bum near vagina it won't go down but doctors saying it from parter bumping against me and not herpes? Can this be

I have bum near vagina it won't go down but doctors saying it from parter bumping against me and not herpes? Can this be

Possible: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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If a doctor took a swob of a bump on my vagina and it was positive for herpes could it possibly be wrong?

If a doctor took a swob of a bump on my vagina and it was positive for herpes could it possibly be wrong?

Possibly, but not li: Most approved tests for herpes are very accurate, and according to your history and clinical findings, the test is probably correct. To be certain, you can always have the test repeated on another swab. ...Read more

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You can get blisters on/in vagina that looks like herpes blisters but aren't and actually something else? Like an irritation ?

You can get blisters on/in vagina that looks like herpes blisters but aren't and actually something else? Like an irritation ?

Possible: But unlikely. There are very few illnesses or conditions that create a vesicular eruption (blisters). Occasionally this can occur through a contact dermatitis, but most commonly is herpetic in the area in question. ...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