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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What are the symptoms of genital herpes?

I think I have Genital Herpes...... I haven’t been able to get a hold of my doctor since it’s the holidays...... I first got one bump on my vagina lips Friday and now have about 7 or 8 that are extremely painful and whenever pee comes in contact with them it’s extremely painful...... the bumps are red and some look like there open.....
Fri, 9 Feb 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic!

The classical sign and symptoms of herpes are painful vesicles. Vesicles are tiny rashes containing a transparent fluid. They usually start small and then increase in number. This seems like what you are describing. If this is so, I will advise you to see a doctor immediately. Firstly, you need to test for other sexually transmissible infections like hepatitis B, syphilis, HIV and chlamydia. Secondly, you need to start treatment with the antiviral Acyclovir and a strong analgesic (Tramadol). It is important to start a corticosteroid (Prednisolone) to prevent postherpetic neuralgia and an antibiotics therapy (Amoxicillin) to prevent infections in case you have an ulcer.

Hope that clarifies you concern. Thank you for the query.

Take care

Dr. Chobufo Ditah, General & Family Physician

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