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Herpes simplex virus and its treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you
User :   hello
User :   i have ssen the images of genital herpes online. They look like clusters of warts or bumps. I have a bump around the PUBIC area. It is more-so under the skin and does not hurt and i can barely tell that it is there until i wash and i touch it. Can herpes appear in this way?
User :   They do not appear in clusters. They actually appear individually. I don't necessarily notice them until i shave my pubic area. Is it possible that it could be a hair bump that is taking it's time to reach a "core" or "head"?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
age, gender
User :   20/f
Doctor :  
any symptoms
Doctor :  
like burning or itching

Doctor :   hi
User :   hi.
Doctor :  
tell me how are the lesions
Doctor :  
approximately
User :   they are not in clusters. more so individual.
User :   u mean the size?
Doctor :  
yes, size and number
User :   no more than 2 or 3 in different areas, about the size of a swollen mosquito bite
User :   no burning or itching
Doctor :  
is it pus filled, solid, red, or fluid filled
User :   solid.
User :   it is under the skin. not visible at all
Doctor :   is it painfull
Doctor :  
can you feel the lesions
User :   no. only when i try to squeeze it and see if anything will come out of it
User :   yes. i can feel it
Doctor :  
is it hard or soft
User :   hard and solid
Doctor :  
ok, can you tel how many are there,
User :   1
User :   no.....2
Doctor :  
ok, size
User :   like the size of a single peanut
Doctor :  
ok,it near the waist line or genatilia
User :   the thigh
User :   the inner thigh.moreso midway
Doctor :  
ok, you had similar kind of lesion anytime before..
User :   yes. i addressed it to my physician and they said it is a follicle
Doctor :  
do you have fever..
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
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does it pain on touch?
User :   no. only when i squeeze
Doctor :  
ok,
User :   or apply pressure
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is it increasing in size..
User :   no. decreasing.
Doctor :  
ok
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any discharge from the lesion
User :   no.
Doctor :  
are you sexully active?
User :   yes.
Doctor :  
ok,
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do you partner have simillar kind of lesion?
User :   no.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
it could be a follice infected?
User :   I'm sorry....are u telling me or asking me?
Doctor :  
do you wax or try remove the hair with cream
User :   no. i shave
Doctor :  
follicle can be infected with the procedures like shaving
User :   oh. ok.
Doctor :  
if the lesion is reducing, not to worry,
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if hte lesion is increasing, antibiotic is needed
User :   ok. thank you. you r much help!!
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please fill the feed back form
User :   i just did. You're very good.
Doctor :  
any other quries
User :   no. thats all at this time. If there are...I'll be back!!
Doctor :   fine, nice chatting with you..
Doctor :   bye..
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