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Symptoms Of Herpes Sores Or Rashes

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Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs....
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Rash and sore throat?

I don't think I'm infected but would like some amount of reassurance. My encounters have been limited to males and have always been receiving oral sex or mutual jo. I have a rash all over my body that itches and burns and a slight sore...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If your rash is related to recent HIV infection (which sounds unlikely based on your history), it would be considered atypical. The rash that people commonly experience during primary infection does not itch. Receiving oral sex and mutual... Read more »

sore throat followed by rash

I am now 8 1/2 weeks past possible exposure. (receiving orally, no cum but do not know if there was precum.)Is it possible to have ars symptoms some time apart? I had a sore throat from week 4 to week 7 and it promptly dissapeared. I checked...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
These are unanswerable questions. All is possible.... Read more »

Tensed because of rashes, sore mouth and lack of support here .... help please ....

Sir,I would really appreciate if you give relief to my anxiety, scare and paranoia by answering to my mail. Your response really means a lot to me. Prior to this, I have tried getting in touch with Dr. Bob and Dr. Calvin several times but all in...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The rashes you describe from the fourth day are not indicative of HIV infection, nor is the soreness in your mouth, the constipation, or the leg, hip and back stiffness. If these problems really bother you,consult a dermatologist and/or orthopedist... Read more »

cold sores = genital herpes?

are they both the same virus? aren't they two different simplex herpes types? in oral sex, can someone with a cold sore on the lips transmit the herpes virus to another person and have it manifest as genital herpes and/or lip cold sores (even...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There are two types of herpes simplex virus (HSV) that are categorized as HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-1 generally causes what are commonly known as cold sores or fever blisters: those uncomfortable, sometimes painful bumps you get around your mouth that... Read more »
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Rash & Sore Throat

Posted by RMT, 1 Reply
I am male and I had a short unprotected exposure (vaginal intercourse - 10 - 15 seconds without condom) to a woman of unknown status in November last year. Some 2-3 weeks later i woke up with a small red rash on the side of my body underneath my... Read more »

Symptoms of ARS compared to Herpes or other STD

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello everyone,
Well I'm another that did the irresponsible thing and had unprotected sex, and I have symptoms that are consistent with ARS as well as other STDs. Does anyone know or has anyone had the symptoms of ARS and if so what were they for... Read more »

rash symptom

Posted by Anonymous
Does anybody know if the only symptom of ARS could be a rash? I have an itchy rash on my stomach, back, legs, chest and arms but it is worse on my stomach. I have no other symptoms and have had the rash for nearly a week now. I had a low-risk... Read more »

Sore throat...sinus drainage symptoms!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just recently went to the doctor for a sinus infection that pretty much cleared up within a couple days of taking the first one or two doses of antibiotics.

Thats all pretty much gone, but now a week later I still have a lot of drainage in my... Read more »