A lot of people ask, what does herpes look like? So here are some pictures of various stages of the herpes virus reaction. These reactions are shown as examples only and may not be typical as symptoms may vary widely between individuals. The severity of symptoms and duration of the herpes outbreaks can be managed with the use of anti-viral drugs. Topical applications can also be used reduce the severity and duration of the outbreak.
Information and pictures on this site are provided for informational purposes and are not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professionals.
You should not use the information or pictures contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any self medication.
If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your health care provider.
No cure for herpes, but what if.......?
Despite all the information out there telling you that herpes is incurable and nothing will prevent herpes outbreaks some people have found that there are certain things you can do to reduce and even prevent the outbreaks of herpes blisters and rashes.
Several people over the years showed us things they had come up with to prevent herpes outbreaks and most have proven useless however this one is maybe the best we have seen or heard of.
While not a "cure" for herpes, this can prevent or reduce the occurrence of the dreaded skin rashes and blisters that are so annoying and inconvenient.
Based on scientific facts and being simple and effective its something that costs very little and does work.
Click the link below and see what you think, we'd love to hear your story with regards to any positive or negative results you obtain should you decide to try the regimen for yourself.
Conditions That Can Sometimes Be Mistaken for Herpes
It may be nothing but because its unusual it people often panic and through fear don't get tested. Not knowing just what does herpes look like or any other STD for that matter can put you at risk.
Although herpes is a common condition it is not always responsible. There are many other conditions that react in a similar manner at a glance. Even ordinary nuisances, such as a sweat rash, pimples, jock itch and even an ingrown-hair, can sometimes be mistaken for herpes.
Looking at some skin condition and wondering just what does herpes look like will often result in negative feelings and emotions. Getting proper advice and treatment from a qualified practitioner is the absolutely essential thing to do.
We hope the pictures and descriptions provided help you to answer the question what does herpes look like but IT IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR GETTING PROPER MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT.
If any irritation is present it is recommended that you get a Doctor to take a look, he can then take further tests if necessary or prescribe the correct medication. A clinical test is often required to find out the real cause of the infection.
Is This Herpes?
So you have an unusual rash, pimple or irritation but are unsure..
To identify if the irritation is caused by the herpes virus there are a number of questions you can ask yourself but remember this will not be definite as the virus symptoms vary widely, best to get a Dr. to swab the area and take blood tests. As a guide some of the following questions may assist.
Are the symptoms recurring?
The herpes virus symptoms are cyclic with the infection usually causing no symptoms whatsoever when dormant. When triggered the virus come to the skin or mucous linings and replicates causing blisters which scab over and heal by themselves usually within seven to fourteen days. If you have a rash or symptom persisting longer it may be something else.
Bacterial or yeast infections
Bacterial infections can often be confused with herpes but as a rule do not cause skin eruptions and blistering.
More than likely bacterial infections will include vaginal or penile discharge of white or grayish watery to thick matter.
Often painful urination is noticed
Any suspicious or irregular skin condition should be diagnosed and treated promptly by a qualified health care practitioner.
Genital herpes should always be diagnosed and treated professionally.