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Hello, Im female. Not every month but often around my monthly

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Hello, I'm female.
Not every month but often around my monthly cycle just before, during or after the right side inside my vagina lip becomes very itchy and red, then I will get like a blister, 1 or 3 close together, these sting a little, sometimes their a little swollen, The itching disappears once the small blisters appear. This lasts around 3 to 7 days
Could it be dermatitis or herpes?
My husband has herpes, I've been with him for 5 years and we've been very careful, I've had no problems in this area until now.

Thank you
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Dr. Phil, MD :

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Hi I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

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I noticed you had difficulty entering chat mode

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I can give you an answer and you can reply when you get back on

Dr. Phil, MD :

I am 99% sure this is herpes.

Dr. Phil, MD :

The itching before the blister is classic herpes

Dr. Phil, MD :

I know you have been careful and I'm sorry

Dr. Phil, MD :

But you have contracted genital herpes from your husband

Dr. Phil, MD :

you should be on suppressive therapy like valtrex

Dr. Phil, MD :

Did you see my answer?

Customer: Hello
Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi. Did you see my reply?

Customer: yes I've seen your answer and was hoping this wasn't the answer.. Herpes
Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes, I'm quite sure unfortunately

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm sorry

Dr. Phil, MD :

a culture of the blisters will confirm the diagnosis

Customer: how can I buy valtrex?
Dr. Phil, MD :

your GP can give it to you

Customer: What are the differences in symptoms from dermatitis and herpes?
Dr. Phil, MD :

dermatitis wouldn't have blisters

Dr. Phil, MD :

it would just be itching and redness

Dr. Phil, MD :

the blisters and your husband

Dr. Phil, MD :

positive status pretty much clinch the diagnosis

Customer: i read in some cases blisters can come with dermatitis?
Dr. Phil, MD :

very rarely

Dr. Phil, MD :

I have seen it with severe cases of poison ivy only

Customer: ok, I had a bad skin reaction over Xmas and also had pitariosis (spelling!) and told I had a type of dermatitis, a blood test didn't confirm much, I had this for 5 weeks! So thought it maybe related
Dr. Phil, MD :

you are referring to pityriasis rosea

Dr. Phil, MD :

That would not cause blisters

Customer: pitariosis rosa
Customer: can I buy this medication online?
Dr. Phil, MD :

I wouldn't recommend it

Dr. Phil, MD :

I'm sure you can but many times these drugs are fake

Customer: thank you for your help
Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome :)

Dr. Phil, MD :

Again, I'm sorry but it is my duty to be honest

Dr. Phil, MD :

would you be so kind as to rate positive for me?

Customer: Thank you again. :)
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