Genital herpes on inner thigh, help?

Treatment. If you're sure it's herpes, it can be treated with anti-herpes medication (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir), provided you start soon enough. The lesion will go away without treatment, but it may come back in the same place. If it comes back infrequently, you can just treat it when it happens. If it comes back frequently (several times a year), you can take daily therapy to prevent it.

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I heard conflicting answers. To get genital herpes you have to come into contact with infected area? Say the infected area is on inner thigh. If I have intercourse w her and never touch the inner thigh. (Covered by a towel) could I still catch it?

Possible to get HSV. Visible HSV lesions are infectious but just covering the lesion may not be sufficient to prevent HSV transmission if there is also infectious virus on nearby skin. Avoiding close skin contact when there's a definite HSV outbreak, using condoms at other times & the person taking antiviral meds all significantly reduce HSV transmission. Read more...
Yes, A person with HSV can be shedding virus without any visible lesions. The shedding may be in the vulvar area., even though you think that the infected site is on the inner thigh. Condom will help but may not provide sufficient protection. Read more...
Yes you can. The body can shed the virus in other areas that don't have the active infection. Even without an outbreak you can get the infection. However, that said, it's quite rare to get it while coming into contact with intact and non-infected skin unless you have a break in your skin or macerated skin. Read more...

I developed a small cluster of bumps on my inner thigh after shaving. I immediately saw my doctor and she advised she thinks its genital herpes. How?

Possible. While herpes is a possibility, follliculitis which is an inflammation of hair follicles is also possible. To rule out herpes, a culture and bloodwork can be done. Read more...

What's the risk of contracting genital herpes if your fiance has it on the thigh crease?

High. He should get it treated without delay. Avoid coming into contact with the area, especially sex, until it has been treated. You should probably get checked by your gyn, including a pap test. Read more...

Good day. I've been having some itchiness in my genital/thigh area and see some redness forming. Could it be genital herpes? Your help is appreciated.

Herpes??? Genital herpes typically present as a cluster of small lesions that are very painful. Itchiness is not typically a symptom of herpes. They are painful. Read more...
Genital. herpes usually appears as itch, then pain, followed by blisters. What you are describing sounds more diffuse and painless. It sounds more like fungus infection. Show it to your doctor to be sure. It is VERY difficult, if not impossible, to diagnose skin condition on basis of verbal description words. Read more...

I keep getting a cluster of clear blisters on the back of my thigh every two months or so, should I be worried about genital herpes??

Atypical case. Although it is possible to get herpes on the thigh this is atypical presentation. Other skin disorders such as eczema are more likely. Consider seeing a dermatologist in person or scheduling a virtual visit on healthtap when then lesions are present for review. Read more...

How long can recurrent genital herpes sores last max? Not sure of status but have isolated red bumps on thighs with hairs attached for week or two.

Not herpes. Recurrent herpes usually lasts 7-10 days and probably always heals within 2 weeks. Butr regardlesss of how long they last, genital herpes is not a likely cause of "isolated red bumps on thighs", and for sure isn't the cause of such problems associated with hairs. No worries about herpes. Read more...

How can genital herpes 1 be spread? (mouth herpes on genitals) through oral? Sex? And does it cause pain in thighs at all? Or give prickly sensations?

Genital or oral sex. Genital herpes due to HSV1 is not commonly spread at all, a lot less than HSV2. Outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding are infrequent. But transmission is possible by intercourse (genital to genital) or oral sex (genital to mouth). GH doesn't cause leg pain or give "prickly sensations" -- maybe rarely just before an outbreak, but never the only symptom and never lasting more than 1-2 days. Read more...