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sores don't particularly look like the typical herpes lesion

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After wearing a thong all day and falling asleep in it I have a lot blisters or sores. I believe I had a yeast infection before this. I am prone to uti's and vaginal infections. I usually get irritated when wearing thongs but not this badly. The sores don't seem to be filled with any liquid and don't particularly look like the typical herpes lesion. I itched a lot so it was bruised. Could this just be a result of a bacterial or fungal infection from prolonged use of the thong or could it be herpes?

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replied March 31st, 2015
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A51676
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The lesions should be clinically examined before leading to a diagnosis. Based upon your description and the onset with the clothing association, it could be contact dermatitis or an allergy to the material of the clothing. A wet mount microscopy exam can be done to look for evidence of the likely infection. Treatment can then be started based on the organism suspected i.e whether its a bacterial or fungal infection or an allergy. An STD panel can also be advised if none of the above are isolated and empiric treatment doesn't result in improvement of the rash.

wishing you best of health


Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action

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