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When You Have A Herpes Break Out How Long Does It Take To Get Blisters

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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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Really need your advice - aggressive herpes out break

Hi, I really need your advice. I saw the discussion on prednisone. I am on high initiation dose and then tapering next month to 30 to 40 mgs per day for a month, then 20 mgs a day before alternate days. Problem is that I got the worst herpes attack...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Prednisone can be a blessing but also a curse. It can reduce inflammation and make life bearable for those with inflammatrory conditions but the side effects are to be respected.My advice is always to try to use the lowest dose of steroids for the... Read more »

Transparent 'blisters' inside under lip (mouth)

Dear doc, I have small blisters (transparent) inside my mouth, behind my under lip. Under my tongue are also rough pieces of 'meat', it looks more irregular than normal. Do you think these spots are OI? Is it usual?...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
You don't say whether you are HIV+ or not, but assuming you are, these transparent blisters could be herpes. The "rough" spots are hard to figure out from your description, and you don't say whether any of these problems is... Read more »

through blister's water (BLISTER FLUID)

I had a training in a training school. There, I had a blister on my foot because I walked for a long time.To pull out the water of the blister, I used the needle which another man, who also had a blister on his foot , used. The needle was wet with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV can be present in, but is not transmitted through, blister fluid, saliva and tears. I don't recommend sharing needles, but your HIV risk from the activity you describe is essentially nonexistent. I'll reprint a post from the... Read more »

Herpes help please!

What are my chances of getting herpes through unprotected oral sex? I recently received oral sex from a girl with herpes, she was not having an out break and she performed the act for literally about 2 seconds then stopped and I finished on my...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The virus can be present on the surface even when there are no apparent lesions through a process called shedding, and transmission becomes possible. Oral Herpes is fairly common. Fever blisters or cold sores are a common site. Studies show... Read more »
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Trouble with Blisters on Inner Groin

Posted by beatofmyheart, 4 Replies
Diagnosed with HIV back in early 2011.

Since early August this year I've been having off and on appearances of weird single pimple like bumps on my inner groin area. They were exclusively on the right side at first, and then as of the past 2 weeks... Read more »

mouth blisters and ars

Posted by Anonymous
first off, this forum is really informative and a great place. i've posted several questions and having a hard time getting through to my six months test. i tested at 4 weeks and at 8 weeks and both were negative(elisa test). at 3 weeks i had some... Read more »

son of a... blisters/bumps now?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Just when i thought i was done having weird stuff I get these little blisters or warts on the bottoms parts of my inner fingers. they are raised bumps with dark centers on both hands. only noticed it today. WTF this is starting to whig me out... Read more »

Herpes 1 and/or 2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
The following is my story, I had protected sex with a girl but when I pulled out, the condom stayed in (slipped). She also performed (unprotected) oral on me prior to intercourse.

My question is:

I have noticed some blister breakouts lately,... Read more »