Far too many women suffer from chronic breast boils and/or abscesses, and find them so embarrassing that they try to treat this painful condition without seeking medical help. While you can self-treat the occasional “pimple” around or under your breast, severe and chronic infections demand a doctor’s care. Remember those teenage years, when every pimple was a crisis? Something you anguished about, hid with Cover Girl, and worked to prevent with various overpriced skin cleansers? Fortunately, those embarrassing days eventually pass – for most of us. But for some, the problem appears in a new, and potentially even more embarrassing area: Your breasts. And it’s much more serious. Hidradenitis suppurativa is an acne-related skin condition that can manifest as chronic infections (boils) or abscesses around and on the breast – particularly in the crease underneath. Not only is this condition painful and potentially embarrassing; it can be chronic, reappearing ...
What is genital herpes?
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the
herpes simplex viruses (HSV) type 1 and type 2. Most genital herpes
is caused by HSV type 2.
Most people have no or minimal symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2
infection. When symptoms do occur, they usually appear as one or
more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters
break, leaving ulcers or tender sores that may take up to four
weeks to heal. Typically, another outbreak can appear weeks or
Although the infection can stay in the body forever, the number
of outbreaks usually decreases over a period of years. You can pass
genital herpes to someone else even when you experience no
How common is genital herpes?
About 45 million Americans, age 12 and older have genital
herpes. Its estimated that up to one million people become
infected each year. Genital Herpes (HSV-2) is more common in women
How can I get genital herpes?
Herpes is a virus that can be...
Definition A male genital sore is any sore or lesion that appears on the penis, scrotum, or male urethra. Alternative Names Sores - male genitals; Ulcers - male genitals Considerations Symptoms may include itching , painful urination , drainage from the penis, or pain at the site of the sore. There may be one or many sores. They may also be found elsewhere on the body (such as the mouth and throat). Common Causes Sores or lesions on the male genitalia have many causes. Often, the lesions of most concern are those seen with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). For example, genital herpes simplex , syphilis , chancroid , granuloma inguinale , and lymphogranuloma venereum are all associated with ulcers on the genitals. Other lesions in this area may be caused by venereal warts , molluscum contagiosum , allergic reactions, Behcet's disease, and non-sexually transmitted diseases.
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