Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Herpes and Genital Warts Forum

type 1 herpes and these boils in the pubic area

User Profile
I have type 1 herpes and get these boils in the pubic area and inner thighs. They're really painful and when I pop them they spread! And once they're gone they leave purple dots. I don't know what it is and how to make them stop. Help!

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied January 28th, 2013
Sexual Health - Women Answer A41863
Welcome to ehealthforum,
The bumps contain infective fluid (if due to Herpes), so popping them would result in spread of infection (self-inoculation). Avoid further self manipulation. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance. Request for antiviral cream to help you control the outbreak/spread. Avoid sexual contact during outbreaks.
Take care.

Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply
Must Read
20% of the population has or carries herpes simplex virus. But do you know what herpes is? Learn about causes and risk factors for herpes. ...
Do you know the less common signs and symptoms of herpes? Get the facts of herpes symptoms and outbreaks here....
Herpes diagnosis requires proper testing. Learn about the two simple tests that doctors use to confirm a herpes diagnosis....
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Herpes and Genital Warts , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.