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I have a sore on my inner thigh. its the size of a dime and its drains puss and it smells bad. it bleeds . its real puffy and painfull.i noticed it like 3 days ago and i been havin headaches and feelin like i have a fever. my b/f had some thing like this about 2 yrs ago same place same things goin on. he never gets cold sore but i do i get them on my mouth pretty bad about 1 time a yr. im scared to go get it checked. i know my life wont end if i have hsv-1 or 2 but im still scared. if any one has any some thing like this please tell me what i should do. and what should i do to get it to heal?

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since herpes is hard to diagnose and you have this right now I'd get to the dr asap so they can hopefully get a swab of it and get it tested. If it isn't herpes that would be wonderful but if you wait too long it could be and you might not know for sure until further outbreaks occur.

I'm not a dr and what you describe could be several different things. If you go to the dr and he/she thinks it is herpes they can prescribe meds that can help. Or on this list we can give you suggestions of what works for us. I stress that you need to see a dr to know what it is.

If it was me and I was not going to go to the dr's I'd take an epsom salts bath and soak for a while and then keep it clean and dry and not touch it.

If it's herpes it is contageous and can be spread easily.

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It coulld be herpes, but what you are describing also sounds like it could be a sort of boil or carbuncle-type thing. I hope you can get in to see the doctor sooner rather than later. Take care...

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could be a different std so best to get it tested....might be nothing to worry about ya never know. However, if you have always been getting pretty nasty coldsores on your mouth that reoccur than its safe to say you already have herpes and therefore testing via blood will confirm that anyhow.....you just probably dont think of it as already having herpes but it is. Be sure to get a culture test of the spot asap because if you wait too long and it is herpes it will show up as negative, and not be accurate because of a lack of sufficient amount of virus present there at the time. The culture will show its herpes on that spot so you know, because having a blood test will just confirm herpes as a result of your coldsores and will not tell you if that spot is also the herpes just in a different location.

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