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difference between fordyce spots and herpes

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Fordyce spots are ectopic, not-hair-follicle-related sebaceous glands, appears as 1-3-mm papules, and are painless. But herpes are virus-caused skin i ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no ac ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Fordyce spots : Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands that are present in most individuals. They a are seen on the genitals and/or in the mouth as small, painless, raise ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain: The biggest difference would be pain. Herpes in the oral cavity hurts, usually quite severely. Fordyce granules are always there and do not cause a pr ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Sort of: There is no rule that says prominent sebaceous glands (Fordyce spots) occur in larger quantities than hermetic lesions or warts but they generally do. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Knowing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation from inception to eternity, you may just sit tight and see what may ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
43 years experience Pediatrics
Lip bumps: Lip bumps have mild to serious causes. Here are some of the most common causes: Cold sore, cancer, Fordyce’s spots, acne, bacterial infection, contact ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is likely so.: Herpes lesions appear as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. They can spread, & coalesce followed by crusting over.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes vs other: Herpes may start as small red bumps, but they progress to blisters with clear fluid that are usually painful. The initial red bumps may be itchy or fe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Please clarify: First none of the std tests are valid. They were all done way too soon to gave any accuracy from this simple encounter. Second getting a massage is in ... Read More

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