Skin herpes

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Avatar m tn For HPV, which is easier to transmit than herpes, sometimes skin to skin contact without a lot of friction can transmit. Herpes requires a bit more friction (rubbing). In both, transmission depends on a lot of things - are symptoms present (indicating that the level of virus is high)? What strain of either is present? Are condoms, which reduces the risk by at least half, used? HPV is so common that many experts, the CDC, etc., consider it an inevitable part of having sex.
Avatar m tn I read many times that Herpes or HPV are transmitted by skin to skin contact. What does the latter entail exactly? For example, lets say I engage in intercourse with a woman who has herpes but no sores are present. Now for the intercourse I decided to use a condom also for more protection. Does that mean that in order to get infected in this case, a virus can pass on by a simple touch genital to genital or does virus have to be 'massaged' into the body?
Avatar m tn I read many times that Herpes or HPV are transmitted by skin to skin contact. What does the latter entail exactly? For example, lets say I engage in intercourse with a woman who has herpes but no sores are present. Now for the intercourse I decided to use a condom also for more protection. Does that mean that in order to get infected in this case, a virus can pass on by a simple touch genital to genital or does virus have to be 'massaged' into the body?
Avatar f tn We are both monogamous and are wondering if it is possible to have a skin condition, which is what his doctor said. Is this possible, or should be see another doctor?
Avatar n tn ll know if this is herpes is to test. Ask your doctor to culture one of these cuts, or get a type specific IgG herpes blood test. If it comes back positive for type 1, you don't know if you have it orally or genitally, but it would at least be a start.
Avatar f tn When is it not what I think it is? Lately the problem in my gential area is ingrown hairs I am currently waiting for results for herpes. The question is as follows here it is I have a bump that resembles herpes but my boyfriend doesn't have it I never had herpes type 1 or type 2. The blisters has appeared three times in the same area. The bump(s) was originally diagnosed as follicollitis or ingrown hairs. It isn't crusting over however it goes away with a cream antibiotic.
Avatar n tn Also, what exactly does skin to skin contact mean? If my friend has genital herpes could it pass to me if I touch him anywhere besides for the infected area?
Avatar f tn Only swab testing would confirm but herpes sores are soft liquid filled and skin tags are wart like bumps. If his are hard like this they would not be a heres sore.
Avatar n tn You can get herpes through skin contact but it would be in her gental area and most likely if she had an outbreak you would have felt bumps. And it would take more then a rub here or there with herpes to contract it.
Avatar m tn It could be herpes, get a herpes test.
Avatar f tn Hi. I have a rash on my chest that looks just like herpes zoster but it doesnt pain at all, it only itches. I've been treated for herpes zoster but it didnt go away. I've been to 2 dermatologists but neither of them know what it is and they've put me on steriods for short periods at a time. After finishing the steroiads the rash would 'seemingly' dry up but re-appear in about a week. This has been going on for about a year, please HELP!
Avatar m tn t find out they have genital herpes until something else triggers an obvious recurrence. Many of the treatments for other skin conditions can trigger herpes to be more active too. Definitely just follow up with the testing and go from there. if you need help with your blood test results, just post them here in this post and I'll gladly give a hand with them too.
Avatar f tn theres is a herpes skin rash you can get on your arms,legs n what not....i just been diagnosed with anal herpes...my friend has had a rash on his body for a long time.could it be herpes?the question is.....if i was scratching where his rash was and then i scrated my butt hole could i of possible got herpes that way??i couldnt of gotten it from sex i haventhad anal sex in 7 yrs.n i just had an outbreak...or could i of contracted the virus 7 yrs ago n just now have a attack?
Avatar m tn I went to a massage parlour approximately 20 days ago and I have concerns what occurred. There was skin to skin contact with our genitals. She got on top of me and attempted to rub her vagina against my penis, but as soon as I realize what she was trying to do, I stopped her immediately (approximately 10 seconds, maximum length 30 seconds of contact). I understand that it was superficial touching, but it is concerning. There was no penetration in this encounter.
Avatar f tn since you have a penis, probably want to change your icon to male so it's less confusing when we answer your posts :) At this point you need to get a type specific herpes igg blood test to see what your status is. this could be many things from herpes to a skin condition to an improperly treated bacterial infection that you just can't get rid of. follow up properly on this to get better answers.
Avatar m tn herpes can present differently . odds are this isn't herpes but it'll take a proper exam and testing to know for sure.
Avatar f tn Hello. when we talk about herpes transmission, what does it mean by avoiding " skin to skin contact"? Does that mean genital -genital contact? genital-hand contact?genital -oral contact? or simply body contact? thank you!
653419 tn?1226780635 what std consists of skin discoloration?because i am getting very dark.i used to be way lighter than this?
Avatar n tn I was given a needle at the hospital when I went into labour with my daughter I reacted to the needle all around the injection site thought it was an allergy but it recurs OFTEN and is believed but not confirmed to be a herpes infection in the skin. Its on my back so its not near fingers, mouth, or genitals....is it still considered to be an std?
Avatar n tn Contact dermatitis, which is an allergic reaction to something applied to the skin. Herpes infection, either a cold sore (Herpes simplex) or shingles. Most of the time shingles occupies a larger area than a cold sore, but that is not a hard and fast rule. Both of these should be treated with an antiviral medication. This is particularly true if the tip of the nose also has blisters.