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Difference between genital herpes and lichen sclerosus

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology 32 years experience
Herpes vs Cyst: Herpes is usually an open tender sore on top of the skin, whereas a cyst is a type of clogged pore--a bump under the skin. Let your doctor take a qui... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
Dermatology 47 years experience
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
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
HSV and pilar cysts: The difference is that HSV blisters are painful, located on the skin and will be present during the outbreak and then the blisters will disappear com... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not easy: I am sssuming you are able to distinguish between the two anatomic areas. The only way in which you can definitively distinguish between herpes types ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Primarily location: Herpes simplex virus caises both oral lesions and genital lesions. Type 1 is usually found on the lips or mouth and type 2 in the genital region...Bu... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: You need to see your doc. There is a lab test that can tell the difference (blood test)
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Different things: Herpes is a virus doesn't cause abscess. You poss have a bacterial infection poss incision and drainage and antibiotics. See ob-gyn, meantime warm co... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Cyst vs gen. herpes: The bartholin's glands (which secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina) are located on each side of the vaginal opening. If glands become obstruc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Location. : The herpes virus can cause oral or genital sores. There is no truth that herpes type i produces only oral disease.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Location: Genital herpes usually on penis, scrotum, vulva, pubic area or sometimes, groin. They are small grouped blisters. Folliculitis, by definition, develop... Read More

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