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What are symptoms of herpes?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
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In brief: HERPES SYMPTOMS

I am assuming you mean herpes simplex commonly known as cold sores.
Symptoms are itching and burning, blisters located mainly on the lips and face, also on the genital areas. Occasionally on the fingers, buttocks, and other areas of the skin. Highly contagious. Caused by viruses.

In brief: HERPES SYMPTOMS

I am assuming you mean herpes simplex commonly known as cold sores.
Symptoms are itching and burning, blisters located mainly on the lips and face, also on the genital areas. Occasionally on the fingers, buttocks, and other areas of the skin. Highly contagious. Caused by viruses.
Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Burning/tingling

When the vesicles are starting to form, many people experience tingling in the area followed by burning or stinging.
In the resolution phase, it can cause itching.

In brief: Burning/tingling

When the vesicles are starting to form, many people experience tingling in the area followed by burning or stinging.
In the resolution phase, it can cause itching.
Dr. David Finke
Dr. David Finke
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In brief: Herpes

Genital herpes live in the nerves of the skin around where you get infected.
Flares are small clear bumps (vesicles) that break open and then cause painful sores. Extremely infectious if you see the bumps or the sores! you can get antivirals to decrease the outbreaks and reduce the symptoms, but once you get it, it's for life!

In brief: Herpes

Genital herpes live in the nerves of the skin around where you get infected.
Flares are small clear bumps (vesicles) that break open and then cause painful sores. Extremely infectious if you see the bumps or the sores! you can get antivirals to decrease the outbreaks and reduce the symptoms, but once you get it, it's for life!
Dr. Michael Louie
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