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difference between heat rash and herpes

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes: Genital herpes is a rash that is caused by a viral infection, which is communicable (contagious), generally by intimate contact. A heat rash refers t ... Read More

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A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: Herpes are blisters. Rash is not blisters.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Could be hsv: if painful and lasts for week or more, could be hsv..might consider getting culture or antibody blood test for hsv...would not have sex till dx made.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Colbert
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Rosacea: "heat rash" generally occurs on the body in warm or flushed skin. Rosacea occurs on the face and is generally independent of skin temperature, though ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
rash: Heat rash usually causes overall redness and small bumps. Allergic reaction causes hives and skin swelling. Don't self diagnose, see a doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Two sources: Poison ivey is contact dermatitis, haet rash is toomuch sweating.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Heat rash: Heat rash occurs in the folds of the skin such as waist, underarms, etc. Sun poisoning or sensitivity is just that, more related to direct contact w ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not enough info: As to skin rashes, seeing IS believing. I recommend that, if you can't get in to see your own doctor, you go to an urgent care center for evaluation. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
All quite different.: Heat rash (or prickly heat, or miliaria) is the rash produced when heat causes your sweat glands to plug up. Heat stroke is the overheating of your en ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience Dermatology
Caused by heat: Heat rash is caused by heat. It has a variety of presentations, most common being red bumps with small vesicles that are easily ruptured. Contact derm ... Read More

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