Herpetic Lesions

Herpetic lesions occur as fluid-filled blisters and result from infection with the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). They last for a week to ten days and often occur around the lips, tongue, and oral mucosa. These lesions are called cold sores or fever blisters, and they spread through close contact. These blisters appear in clusters. The affected person has a tingling, burning, and stinging sensation after the cold sores appears around the lips. Taking antiviral medications helps to prevent its outbreak.

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Do multiple spreading sore-like protrusions around the eyes cause blindness?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year old nephew with autism had a swollen right eye four days ago, which turned into infection with multiple sore like protrusions around the eye. It is now spreading to the left eye. The doctors at the children's hospital have no idea what it is, but they have not ruled out herpes. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition looks like herpes blepharitis and conjunctivitis. In children, we suggest oral Acyclovir and have to observe his cornea as it may spread to the cornea also. He has to be kept under observation by a pediatric ophthalmologist. Consult your specialist doctor,...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest treatment for painful pus-filled group of rashes on the back.

Query: Hello doctor, I developed some skin rashes where medium-sized reddish marks have developed on my stomach and back. They have a burning sensation and minor pain when touched. At each of those rashes, there are multiple minor pus-like swellings grouped together. I have had this for the past three da...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These rashes could be herpetic rashes. I need to see these rashes to confirm the diagnosis. Please revert with a photo so I can suggest you treatment accordingly. Do seek treatment to avoid to prevent complications.  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent infected sores in lips?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a cold sore type infection in my mouth especially at lips. Same was occurred last year and again it repeated this year. And as on today it is the third time it is coming and curing within a period of 10 to 20 days. I want to add photographs but do not know how. Fu...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have gone through your query, attached pictures, and your previous prescription. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These cold sores are of viral origin and it is called herpetic stomatitis. This has a high recurrence rat...  Read Full »

The blisters on my penis look like herpetic lesions, then why did HSV test come back negative?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37 year old male, who weighs 195 lbs, and I am 5.10 feet tall. I had blisters on my penis, so I went to a clinic. The doctor said that it appears to be herpes, but because I do not have pain, fever, or any other symptoms, he believed this was from friction. He told me to get HSV-1...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears to be herpes simplex lesions. But, it may be due to any irritation or friction too. It may be due to HSV (herpes simplex virus) 1 or 2 if it is herpes....  Read Full »

I have small red rashes on my glans penis. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have small red rashes on my glans penis. It started as a small blister. When cleaned, it peeled like skin. However, if it is not cleaned, white discharge gets in and around the site. I am not taking any kind of medications.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please revert with an image. It could be balanitis or herpes genitalis. The management can be decided based on the diagnosis. In the case of balanitis, one may apply Miconazole 2 % cream twice a day. Do you have a history of unprotected sexual intercourse? Revert with ...  Read Full »

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