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Sexually Transmitted Skin Diseases

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Cold Sores (Fever Blisters)

Herpes labialis (cold sore) is caused by the herpes simplex virus. Cold sores commonly appear on the edge of the lip. This virus exists in a dormant state in the spinal cord never cells, and after certain environmental triggers like a sunburn or a cold, the virus is induced to travel along a peripheral nerve to the same skin site over and over again. The eruption is self-limited to about seven to ten days so that treatment is unnecessary unless the eruption becomes to frequent.

 

Herpes Simplex

Herpes Simplex Virus type 2 infection presents mostly as painful blisters in the genitalia, which may also recur over time, mostly in periods of stress. Successful treatment can be accomplished with antiviral oral medications.

 

Genital Warts

Genital warts (aka Condyloma) are also diseases of the genitalia that are viral in origin. They are successfully treated with a combination of physical destruction modality (cryotherapy, electrodessication) accompanied by chemical treatment (imiquimod cream).

 

If you would like an appointment with one of our providers to evaluate a possible skin condition, please CONTACT US to schedule your appointment or call us at (305) 856-6555.


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