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"pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
 
LAST EDITED ON Sep-19-12 AT 09:31 AM (CDST)
 
There seems to be a lot of interchanging these terms when they are in fact different. And knowing the difference might reduce some of the worrying.

PIMPLE: a pimple "down there" is going to look just like the kind that appears on your face. It has a white head, is kinda pus-filled. You may be able to squeeze it to extract the contents. Might see some blood. May be a pimple, clogged follicle or a boil.

BUMP: this is a small bump and it feels like there is something kinda hard inside. The skin covering it looks just like regular skin or may be pink or red. Could be a cystic pimple.

HERPES SORE: this may be a single sore or a cluster of sores. If it appeared on your face, you would notice that it's not like any pimple you've seen before. Usually the skin covering it is rather transparent with a clear or slightly yellow fluid inside. If it bursts, the fluid is clear and you will see a pink/red ulcer. There could be "oozing" as fluid can continue to be produced for a little bit after the blister bursts.

PAPER CUT SORE: I don't have experience with these so I can't help with a description. Sometimes they can be the result of rough sex. Sometimes they are a symptom of herpes.

Others, feel free to chime in to help clarify the difference between these 4 things. Hope this helps.

muffin ~ GHSV1 since 1986

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  Good idea, Muffin.. Rajahadmin Sep-19-12 1
  RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore duhmaner Sep-20-12 2
     RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore muffinadmin Sep-20-12 3
         RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore duhmaner Sep-20-12 4
             RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore muffinadmin Sep-20-12 5
                 RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore duhmaner Sep-20-12 6
                     RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore muffinadmin Sep-21-12 7
                         RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore duhmaner Sep-23-12 8
                             RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore mml1985 Oct-16-12 9
  RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore Ihateeveryone Jul-28-15 10
     Get a doctor to look at it. Rajahadmin Jul-28-15 11

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Rajahadmin
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1. "Good idea, Muffin.."
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I've anchored your post so it should stay at the top where people will see it.

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2. "RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
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   Could you get hsv OB on your arms and chest? My partner just informed me she has scattered itchy bumps all over her arms and chest.


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3. "RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
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Of course...considering this thread...I would ask her to further describe "bumps".

It is highly unlikely they are herpes. Infection takes skin to skin contact. Assuming you are talking about hsv2, the infected penis would have contacted the arms and chest. Since the skin on arms and legs is thicker than the skin in the genital area, it would normally require a break in the skin for transmission to occur.

If she hasn't already, she should be tested and have the sores looked at.

muffin ~ GHSV1 since 1986

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risk for getting herpes.


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4. "RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
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   What if she got infected months back and these are just where she's happen to having her OB? Bumps are scattered red and itchy with some slight similarity to eczema


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5. "RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
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No. Herpes travels along the nerves. The nerves in her hoo-haa are not connected to nerves in her arms or chest.

Has she been tested for herpes? Has the doctor ruled out eczema?

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6. "RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
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   What if she has oral hsv2? She had very bad systematic acne which she never had
And swollen lynph node on her chin not too long ago.
No she hasn't been to the doctors yet. She'll most likely go if it doesn't get any better.


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7. "RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
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No. Oral hsv2 rarely exists and if she has it it rarely recurs let alone spreads to the arms and chest.

If she doesn't know what it is, then she should go to the doctor now to get it diagnosed. Don't wait weeks.

muffin ~ GHSV1 since 1986

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risk for getting herpes.


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8. "RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
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   It's crazy if it is, she has little bumps
Covering her arm from her wrist to her shoulder. Also has tons of
Little bumps covering her upper chest. She's been applying cortisone cream.
She's very itchy! It's very unlikely to be related to either hsv 1 or 2 even if she had either type? I could have GHSV1(or 2)reason why I've tested negative all this time on herpes select test.


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9. "RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
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   scabies?


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10. "RE: pimple vs bump vs herpes sore"
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   Okay, so, have a "bump" in my inner thigh....like my panty line area. Not really a blister. Little blood and pus and came out when squeezed...I'd say it's about the size of a dime. It stayed pretty much the same size the whole time, it's still raised and now just there. No pain or anything. Had the same thing pop up on the opposite side now! It gives me a little pain when rubbing against my clothing but that's about it they never ruptured. Never left an ulcer. Please help!


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11. "Get a doctor to look at it."
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Honestly, though, it doesn't sound like typical herpes as the herpes blisters have clear fluid in them and don't usually bleed.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Paraphrased from Mark Twain


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