Herpes

Herpes is a viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV). It causes lesions in the genitals, lips, oral mucosa, and face. The symptoms include blisters, ulcers, cold sores, vaginal discharge, and pain on urinating.

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How common is oral HSV-2 infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I was recently diagnosed with HSV 2. I am having both genial and oral lesions. What is the best dosage of Valtrex to kill virus? Also, is HIV 2 oral infection uncommon one? I had shingles before 10 years and at that my doctor believed it as HSV 2. My IgG blood test showed HSV 1 0.06 and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, oral HSV 2 (herpes simplex virus) is uncommon, but it can be the cause. Same way HSV 1 is mostly oral, but it can cause genital disease too. The dosage of Valtrex (Valaciclovir) differs according to the course of the disease such as initial disease episode and recurr...  Read Full »

What causes a single red bump on the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old male who is sexually active. I seem to have developed a single small red bump on the head of my penis right after having sex. I have had a yeast infection on my penis head before. So, I assumed it was that again after having prolonged sex. I did not use a condom ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bump does not appear to be of herpes. This is a small papule-like lesion. But, there is no discharge or pain in your case. I do not think this is related to herpes though the pictures were not very clear. Herpes usually causes painful blisters or papular lesions th...  Read Full »

Is herpes the cause of frequent water-filled boils around my lips?

Query: Hi. I have been experiencing a problem that seems to be genital herpes. I have noticed that during the last 2 months, some water based boils emerged around lips. This has happened for 3-4 time during this period. And these are not much painful but have a kind of burniing sensation and sweet pain in ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Thanks for posting a query at icliniq. The information over internet is difficult to say is correct or lacking some vital data. In your case, as internet information suggested you the first possibility is Herpes simplex. Before labeling this there must be some history of recent sexual contact as ma...  Read Full »

What causes burning in the perineum during urination?

Query: 21 F My perineum is burning when I pee. Doesn’t hurt to pee just stings/burns my perineum and the skin around it. My anus is also sore. It doesn’t hurt when I poop, but when I wipe, it feels like sand paper. I wince in pain, then just hop in the shower and clean myself that way. I’ve been wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Balamurugan

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to ICLINIQ, I understand your concern, I gather from your history that the perineal symptoms along with swollen lymph nodes increases the possibility of Genital Herpes. Many people have herpes viruses in their body, and anyone who is sexually active can become infected. ...  Read Full »

I have white mark on penis after masturbation. Could this be herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it possible to get herpes on the penis from masturbation? I have a small white mark on the head of my penis and I get cold sores on my lips after two days. I am currently on Phenytoin, Clonazepam for epilepsy, Tamsulosin and Dutasteride for enlarged prostate.  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Attach a picture of the lesion for details. Do you have papules, vesicles, or crust? Pain in lesion? Burning, tingling, or ulcer? Is it a primary episode or recurrent? Any lesion on the vermilion border of lips? Or genital lesions?  Read Full »

I have itchy bumps in the breast with blisters filled with pus. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have itchy bumps located on right breast with blisters filled with pus.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Could you attach picture of it? Are those painful? Are you sexually active or do have close contacts with other individuals or do you share any clothes? If those are multiple small vesicles aligned or grouped together, with clear fluid inside rather than pus, then th...  Read Full »

How to get rid of painful anal ulcers?

Query: Suffering for anal ulcers for 4 months now, diagnosed with SIBO last year which was treated with antibiotics and now experiencing ulcers in the rectum which are very painful. Been tested for ulcerative colitis and chrons disease which came back negative. I have had STI checks so can rule this out al...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello Dear. I welcome you to icliniq. Painful ulceration over anal and perianal area plus around nose and mouth suggest some possibilities. Zinc deficiency Vitamin B complex deficiency, folic acid deficiency Behcet Disease Veneral disease (for which you have test such as syphilis) Inflammto...  Read Full »

Can red bumps at the back of tongue be due to herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have red bumps at the back area of my tongue. Could this be oral herpes? I received unprotected blowjob a week back. As such, is it possible to get oral herpes although I was the one receiving the blowjob and did not engage in any kissing with my sexual partner?  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned it does not seem to be herpes infection on the back of your tongue. Those red bumps are they painful? Do you have swallowing difficulties? If not then those are your taste buds, they are present in every one. Wo...  Read Full »

Is there any relation between dark vaginal pigmentation and herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two concerns. I have not had sex in over a month and I used a condom with a partner I have been on and off with over the last two years. I have never had any sores from him, and he never had a sore either. My concerns are: I have noticed this dark pigmentation in a few spots. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kyal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not be worried. Just a dark pigmentation or red area is not of much significance. In herpes, usually, there are a lot of painful eruptions which is not so in your case. In warts, there are irregular bumps which are again not so in your case. Just maintain genital ...  Read Full »

I have rash on scrotum with 2 bumps. Can this be herpes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have rash on scrotum with 2 bumps that did not become truly visible until I shaved. Could this be herpes?  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would require a photograph so that I am able to guide you better.  Read Full »

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