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Recurrent Herpes

Recurrent herpes mostly occurs in the oral region. The herpes simplex virus (HSV) causes it. It gives rise to painful blisters in the oral cavity and around the lips. Oral herpes with an active lesion is highly transmittable. The virus lies inactive in the nerve cells for the entire life and gets activated when triggered.

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I have recurrent herpes on my lips. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have herpes on my lips and inside my mouth for the third time in the past two months. The symptoms are fluid blisters and itching on the lips in the corners.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Yes, it looks like herpes labialis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Herpes can be recurrent. If there are multiple episodes within three to six months or more than six in a year, continuous antivirals like tablet ...  Read Full »

Why do I repeatedly get skin infection with itching on my wrist?

Query: Hello doctor, I have got this skin infection on my right-hand wrist, and I have attached the picture. This has happened five to six times. Last time it happened due to tying thread in hand. This time, I do not know. Last time, the doctor said to have Clavam 625 after Mometasone plus Sertaconazole cr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hi,Welcome to saw your clinical pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I amlisting the possibilities in the order of highest probability: Herpes simplex infection. Recurrent furunculosis. Allergic contact dermatitis. Subcutaneous fungal infection.I would like to kno...  Read Full »

Are the lesions on my penis due to HSV infection?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male with a weight of 198 lbs. I have two lesions on my penis. I consulted a doctor and he told me that you have a recurrence of HSV. But I do not have a history of HSV. These lesions appeared after a day of receiving a hand job. But I did not do penetration and there i...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If the doctor tells about the recurrence, then it can be due to herpes zoster virus (HZV). Please mention whether you had chickenpox in childhood or later in adulthood. Chickenpox is caused by herpes zoster and it usually recurs when the immunity goes down. Herpes simplex...  Read Full »

I have a flare-up of genital herpes for the first time. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I believe I have a flare-up of genital herpes for the first time. I was diagnosed with herpes nine years back. There was itching and irritation at the site after a Brazilian wax. However, there were no vesicles. Initially, I thought it was a yeast infection and took a topical steroid....  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have reviewed your pictures (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The lesions are not typical of genital herpes, as blisters are not visible. Genital herpes presents typically with painful clear blisters. However, as yo...  Read Full »

How to prevent the spread of HSV-1 virus to new outbreak sites?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old male. I have recurring HSV-1 around the base (and inside) the nose. I have an outbreak now and my last outbreak was about 52 days ago. In childhood, I began with blisters on the lips; in the past five to 10 years, it seems it has migrated to the nose. Also, in the pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your post. I can understand the pain and frustration that a person goes through while getting a recurring infection and is on treatment for prolonged periods. Our options for herpes is limited. The guidelines say that for recurrent HSV (herpes simplex vi...  Read Full »

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