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How can I tell if a blister is herpes?

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How can I tell if a blister is herpes?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 9 months ago.

Hi and thanks for the query.

Herpetic lesions have certain traits and characteristics.

They appear on typical sites. There is a history of unprotected sexual contact.

Lesions take long to heal. They are weeping, discharge clear fluid.

They are painful, sharp tingling pain.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 9 months ago.

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Wish you good health.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Could I just have one blister on my first out break
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Because I have just one sore it started out as almost a small papercut and now it's bigger and hurting I poured peroxide in it and it was very painful
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 8 months ago.

Yes, herpes can start as a single lesion.

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Wish you good health.