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difference between acne and herpes

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Easy: Someone in basic good health will not have a lasting generalized herpes rash. Herpes is little blisters, generalized herpes simplex is usually caught ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Please: Please. Health tap is not in any way designed to replace the necessary health care you need. The doctors here graciously donate their time for free. ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Very different: Please see your doctor about this problem. They are not commonly mistaken and have very different treatments! good luck...
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Easy call: Herpes: painful, small blisters with clear fluid, in groups, become unroofed and turn into little sores but do not burst with pressure. Acne: merely ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpes is a virus. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, an insect bites, blockage of the follicle, shaving, ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Herpes = cold sores: The virus that causes cold sores is called herpes simplex. There are two types of herpes simplex (type i and type ii). In the past, herpes type i us ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience in Dermatology
Virus vs. bacterium: Herpes infections are caused by a virus, while carbuncles are caused by bacteria. Herpes infections appear as tiny, clear, painful blisters, while car ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Whitlow hurts: Herpes on finger is painful, localized, heals in 1 or 2 weeks. Eczema is itchy, chronic, wide areas.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Pimples: These are part of acne.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Herpes: clear comtents, pimple white contents
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: Cold sores are lesions that occur on the lips caused by herpes simplex virus reactivation. Acne is a skin condition with inflammation of the skin gla ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
Boil vs Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.A boil is a skin infection that starts in a ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Types of acne: Acne can be whiteheads, blackheads, papules (red bumps), pustules (like the folliculitis pustule) and or cystic deep acne. Folliculitis is just a hai ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Ulcers vs itchy rash: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Rosacea vrs Acne: As rosacea is a neurovascular disorder it affects the flushing zone. It is common that rosacea does not present with blackheads that are seen with acn ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Location. : The herpes virus can cause oral or genital sores. There is no truth that herpes type i produces only oral disease.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Same: pimple is a single pimple but acne may mean many pimples
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Vulvitis/ Herpes: Vulvitis is inflammation of the vulva whereas herpes simplex is a virus which can cause small blisters that coalese & the tops may break off.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Finkelstein
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Different viruses: They both cause different diseases. Herpes can cause a myriad of symptoms but most usually is associated with recurrent sores and ulcers. Hiv is the ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Virus vs bacteria: Herpes is caused by virus which can be treated by antivirals such as zovirax (acyclovir). Boils are caused by bacteria such as staph and strep and are ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
COLD SORES TYPICALLY: Do not have pus in them.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience in Dermatology
Very Different: Genital herpes are grouped vesicles (small blisters) on an area of red skin that often recur ing the same spots. Sweat bumps do not have blisters an ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Easy to tell: The familiar blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples of common acne, especially where clothing or a gym machine may rub on the lower back, are easy to dis ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Steckelman
Specializes in Pediatrics
BROWN SPOTS AGING: Scars are related to cystic acne. Other is related to aging.

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