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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Closely related : The viruses are very close relatives. It is interesting that infection can occur either oral or genitall but type 1 doesn't generally cause genital re ... Read More
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience 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 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Differentiating this from impetigo should be fairly easy by observation by an experienced clinician. Show this to your doctor. Impetigo is caused by ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Varicella is a member of the herpes family of viruses. Its more specific name is herpes zoster. It is a cousin to but not the same as herpes simplex, ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions form blisters which break down into shallow ulcers that are painful and tender.

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