Does a pimple with inflammation on the genitals indicate herpes?
A physical examination is needed to confirm the diagnosis
In general, a person can only get genital herpes infection during intercourse with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection.
Symptoms of herpes simplex consist in:
-Sores: One or more painful, fluid-filled blisters may appear
-general symptoms flu like
Instead, the irritation from a condom is like a rash and does not have general symptoms. A physical examination can confirm the diagnosis in this case.
The treatment in case of genital herpes consists in :
-antiviral ointment for local relief
-prescripted antiviral tablets like Zovirax (7-10 days).
You should consult your doctor about these options.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Herpes genitalis can be activated at any time if someone is infected
Genital herpes is a viral infection that remains permanently in the nerve cells.
It can be active at any time. A condom does not protect the partner, in this case, all the time.
So if you had genital herpes before it can happen again because the virus can be activated again.
A pimple may need several days (2-3 days) to become sore and to confirm the diagnosis.
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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