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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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Hi I have herpes and I'm getting open soars and I can go to the bathroom because it burns and itches what should I do??

Hi I have herpes and I'm getting open soars and I can go to the bathroom because it burns and itches what should I do??

You need to be: on controlling medications for your herpes. A thorough discussion with your primary care physician is needed as well as a prescription for medications. ...Read more

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I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if i could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

I got a handjob from a girl with herpes. My anus itches and was wondering if i could have got herpes from a handjob or could it be from something else?

Slow Down: Anus itching is not in any way a symptom of herpes. First, congratulation on having a sexual encounter. Second, what is the real problem here? Getting a hand job does not in any way put your anus at risk for anything. Why would you even spend a second trying to connect the two? ...Read more

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If a specific location where a red bump on my penis is never itches, burns, crusts over, etc, can it still be herpes? Usually itches all over.

If a specific location where a red bump on my penis is never itches, burns, crusts over, etc, can it still be herpes? Usually itches all over.

Not herpes: Herpes doesn't behave at all like this. Neither does any other STD. Maybe a localized allergy or other dermatitis. See a doctor. If the "red bump" is present only now and then, talk to your doctor about arranging an immediate visit (without an advance appointment) next time it appears. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my bottom lip. Dont have any other symptoms of herpes like burning urine or sores "down there" it doesn't hurt just itches?

I have a rash under my bottom lip. Dont have any other symptoms of herpes like burning urine or sores "down there" it doesn't hurt just itches?

Rash: It would be rash of me to try and suggest a diagnosis without seeing this eruption. You need to be examined by a doctor and have suggestions made for cause and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Would internal meatus herpes be easily visible? Have small red pimple inside meatus that Itches all day, no pain. Received unprotected oral. Have UTI

Would internal meatus herpes be easily visible? Have small red pimple inside meatus that Itches all day, no pain. Received unprotected oral. Have UTI

May be herpes: Herpes can initially cause itching. That's often followed by a blister that ulcerates. May cause pain, especially on urinating. The only way to tell if HSV is to do a swab of some fluid from the sore. Since you were able to see the "pimple" I'm not sure why you are asking if it easily visible. The doctor can use a magnifying glass to view it if needed. Best wishes. Always use a condom. ...Read more

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Can I have sex with my husband after having a herpes outbreak and it still itches sometimes.. there are no blisters.. The outbreak has been gone.

Can I have sex with my husband after having a herpes outbreak and it still itches sometimes.. there are no blisters.. The outbreak has been gone.

Misinformed?: Herpes contagiousness has no correlation to having sores. This is new information. Herpes is caught through viral shedding. Viral shedding happens at unpredictable rates and times. Sores do not in any way predict virus. ...Read more

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I contracted herpes hsv 1 from a sexworker 17 years back . After the sex i develop small bumps one head of the penis which itches. for last two years?

I contracted herpes hsv 1 from a sexworker 17 years back . After the sex i develop small bumps one head of the penis which itches. for last two years?

Here are some...: Current small bumps on glans penis are less likely related with HSV-I contracted 17 yrs ago. Instead, go to let urologist take a look to see if what you have is related with long foreskin. If yes, good topical hygiene with possible later circumcision may be required. To have the needed healthcare things done correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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I have fungal infection on my groun, and my scrotum itches, I've also had white bums on scrotum that itch, my scrotum tingles, could this be herpes?

Not herpes.: What you are describing doesn't sound like herpes. Herpes typically presents as a cluster of blisters that develop at the same time. The skin is typically itchy or painful before the blisters develop, then the blisters come. The fungal infection in your groin and scrotum may require a stronger antifungal. The Betamethasone combination you are using may spread the fungus and make it worse. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more