Herpes Blisters – The Most Common Signs of Herpes Outbreak

Posted on 10 March 2011

Herpes blisters are one of the most common signs of a herpes outbreak. Whether you have herpes type 1 or herpes type 2, you will probably get blisters at some point. These can be very painful, and take a while to heal.

Herpes type 1 blisters are usually on the mouth. They may only come one at a time, which is a relief for most people. When you get what is commonly known as a cold sore, that is actually herpes.

The best thing you can do for a cold sore is to go to your local drug store and ask the pharmacist for a medicine that will help the sore to heal.

Herpes blisters are a lot more painful and sever whey you have HSV-2. This outbreak occurs in the genital region. In women, the blisters can cover the lips of the vagina, the cervix, urethra, and anus. In men, the blisters can cover the penis, urethra, and anus.

If you’ve ever had any kind of sore or even pimple in that area, you know how painful it can be. Now imagine that every part of your genital area is covered. If you are infected with the herpes virus, you unfortunately already know the feeling.

The sore you get as a result of herpes can be quite large and painful. If you’re hoping they hang around for a few days and go away like a cold sore, you’re out of luck. Herpes blisters in the genital region can last for up to a month.

When they get large enough, they may even burst open and secrete pus. I’m sure your stomach is turning over right now. This pus will hardened, and act as a protective barrier until your sores heal over.

Do not pick at the crust or the healing process will be held up. If you thought waiting a few weeks was bad, imagine how long you’ll have to wait for the sores to heal if you pick at them. You may think you’re helping them to go away faster, but that is simply not the case.

If you notice sores like this, but haven’t been diagnosed yet, you’ll definitely want to see your doctor. There are a few tests they can perform to see if you have herpes or if something else is the culprit.

Herpes blisters are not easy to deal with. They can be painful and difficult to heal properly. The best thing you can do is work out a plan with your doctor, and get on with your life.

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11 Responses to “Herpes Blisters – The Most Common Signs of Herpes Outbreak”

  1. alex says:

    hi i was just enquiring that i have herpese and its blisters, wen i do pick on them which im not supposed to i get a funny feeling which feels like im really bored? Is that normal? And how can i help to get rid of the blisters because its very annoying? Is there a way i could get rid of it permanently?

  2. molder says:

    No, herpes virus stays for your whole life. It is usually latent and doesn’t cause blisters, but sometimes does, especially during stress.

  3. carolina says:

    i have one blister on my labia..it’s been there for over 2 weeks..it’s not even growing..and it doesn’t hurt at all..is this herpes or ingrown hair blisters or too much friction from too much intercourse with my partner? im freaking out.. please help

  4. LOLA says:

    Hi! 2 months ago, I had a candida infeccion, after I took the pill and even kept on putting the ointment, it was hard to sit or go to the bathroom…my doctor examined me and said he wasnt sure if the rash was due to an intercourse with my partner and also thats why the infeccion didnt heal or maybe I had herpes.He developed the theory due to a pimple i developed during the week. I did tests and all are negative, I was happy until they told me they didnt do herpes cause the goverment doesnt pay that one, all the rest even HIV are clear. My partner hasnt had any symptoms and I;ve never seen anything. Im very scared. Just this week I saw another blister but very small almost like the pore (is this how they normally appear??) I am freaking out and I’m not having sex until I know for sure…. please help! I cant do the test cause i dont have any $ HELP!!!

  5. Realtalk says:


    It sounds like you are having the same experience that I had before I was diagnosed with genital herpes 3 yrs ago. I suggest you get tested and deal with the many emotions that will follow. I thought my partner and I were passing bv or a yeast infection back and forth but I had herpes. I can only assume he gave it to me sinc ei did not have these issues previous. I had a huge outbreak when I finally realized something just wasn’t right….I was right I had my first noticeable outbreak…it was not pretty. Since then I take the appropriate meds and have not a “yeast infection” or ” bv” since.

    Good luck I hope you solve this issue.

  6. Samantha says:

    Hi, so the area around my vagina is extremally itchy a lot. I have a two small bumps on the outside of my vagina, right in the crease to where my leg meets. I don’t know if these bumps are from itchin like crazy or what cause they get worse…. I don’t know someone help lol.

  7. Samantha says:

    Oh, and also the bumps don’t hurt at all. They are just itchy which is why I think its part of like dry skin or possibly just from itching too much from a yeast infection?

  8. Jane says:

    Hey all,

    I had my first Herpes outbrek about 4 years ago and it was pretty bad then. I was feeling quite ill generally, flu like symptoms and I had to spend couple of night in hospital because of it. TO be honest the following 4 months I used to have blisters everyo ther week but things started improving after that. I still get outbreaks but the blisters heal really quickly and are a bit uncomfortable but definately a lot less painful that they used to be. To be honest this herpes thing isnt as bad as people make it out to be- the use of antivirals isn’t even absolutely necessary as the blisters will heal with time.I think its the stigma associated with it that is the worst thing about it. I think everyone should chill out – its nothing more than a cold sore downstairs!!

  9. Soscared says:

    Is it possible to have an outbreak not on the vaginal/anal area at all, but above say where you shave your pubes? Or would that be more of a staph infection, cause I looked at pictures of both and mine looks more like a staph infection, but I want to get opinions, I’m so embarrassed/scared

  10. dontworry says:

    I had that same thing only in my pubic area not my genitals. I went to the hospital because I was terrifief that it was herpes. I showed the doctor & he laughed at me & said “I’ve seen herpes & that is not it” he cultured it to see what it was & it came back as a staph infection. Since I shave all the time it was probably due to a razor cut that got infected. Dont be embarrassed have it looked at. Your health is important.

  11. Samuel says:


    I went to my doctor also concerned I had HSV2. He looked at my genitals and said there is no way that is herpes. He only swabbed it for culture at my request….It came back positive.

    Herpes can be pronounced blisters and sores, or so minor you can not even notice them. Never be embarrassed…it is only genitals, we all have them :).

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