Images of Herpes

Listed here is a small collection of images of herpes.  If you’re trying to self-diagnose herpes then these pictures should help you gain a better understanding of what herpes looks like.  The best way to know if you’re suffering from herpes is to look at the pictures of genital herpes below and conduct thorough research. You can then compare your own symptoms to these pictures and do a quick check.

Images of Herpes Online Are Down Right Scary

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND – Most photos of herpes that you’ll find online are quite scary and even I get a bit unnerved when checking out pictures of herpes outbreaks.  But keep in mind that the internet does have a certain dramatic effect to it and most will only post the most severe images of herpes.  Most are not typical outbreaks and do not accurately reflect common signs and symptoms of a herpes outbreak.

The pictures can also help you to self-diagnose your condition which will aid in finding the right genital herpes treatment option.

Don’t be scared of these pictures. Outbreaks will generally be much less severe in reoccurring outbreaks.

That’s right! Y our outbreaks will probably not look like the pictures below as time passes.

Image of the Herpes Virus

This a image of the actual herpes virus:  Note that the herpes simplex type 1 and herpes simplex type 2 viruses are envelop meaning that they are enclosed and are double-stranded DNA type viruses

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 Pictures of Herpes

Pictures of Herpes

Picture of a typical herpes outbreak

Picture of a typical herpes outbreak

In the picture  above you’ll see a picture of genital herpes that is typical  of the early stages of an outbreak. Take note that all of the herpes blisters appear on the same red colored base.

Picture of Herpes

Picture of Herpes

Herpes Outbreak in later stages of healing

Herpes Outbreak in later stages of healing

In this picture you will see an example that shows the herpes blisters in the later stages of healing. Note: Crusting of the herpes blisters may not occur in the genital area because the area is often moist and warm.

Picture of Herpes on Buttocks

Picture of Herpes on Buttocks

Picture of Herpes on Buttocks

In this herpes picture you see an example of the early stages of a herpes outbreak on the buttocks. Genital herpes outbreaks can appear on any part of the body but a general rule of thumb genital herpes outbreaks typically appear between the waist and the knees. The area is often known as the “Boxer Short” zone.

In this next section of images of herpes you’ll find pictures of male and female genital herpes.  These are included show you the severity of an initial outbreak. The initial outbreak can be frightening to someone who has ever experienced one.

The pictures can also help you to self-diagnose your condition which will aid in finding the right genital herpes treatment option.

Picture of genital herpes on a male

Picture of genital herpes on a male

Picture of genital herpes on a male

This picture above shows the normal herpes blisters on the penis. Because the blisters are extensive this is more likely an initial outbreak. The first herpes symptoms and outbreaks are worse than reoccurring outbreaks.

Image of herpes in later stages of healing

Image of herpes in later stages of healing

This genital herpes photo of a male penis shows the herpes blisters in the later stages. Crusting of the blisters may or may not occur because the genital area is often warm and moist.

Image of herpes female Initial Outbreak

Image of herpes on a female Initial Outbreak

Image of herpes on a female Initial Outbreak

This female genital herpes picture is similar to the the male above. It’s an example of normal genital herpes in women blisters on the vulva of a woman. Because the blisters are extensive this is more likely an initial outbreak. The first herpes outbreaks are worse than reoccurring outbreaks.

Most people who are searching for images of herpes and images of cold sores are trying to self-diagnosed their symptoms and yet still have many unanswered questions.  When in doubt you should always consult your doctor or another qualified person.

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