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difference between pimples and herpes

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
So many answers: There are so many different appearances that it would make the most sense for you to see your obgyn for a checkup - and more so because there are diff ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Herpes: The change you describe would be in keeping with a herpes infection. It would be best to see your family doctor to guide you thru this.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: A "pimple" is generally a raised red area that may be topped with a little spot of pus. A herpetic lesion is generally a blister that opens and revea ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions form blisters which break down into shallow ulcers that are painful and tender.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Herpes: clear comtents, pimple white contents
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Mucous membranes: Herpes simplex occurs on mucous membranes. Herpes-zoster occurs on specific areas of skin in a nerve root distribution. Random pimples probably aren ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Its difficult: Herpes sores are like craters or blisters which are initially clear then yellow. Pimples are normally red hard, pus filled . Both can be tender. A pic ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Appearance/numbers: Primary herpes will usually appear as a cluster of small,thin walled blisters.A pimple or pustule usually comes up in one at a time with a thick wall ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Jarvis
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
See doctor: Herpes typically starts as a blister that then turns into an ulcer/sore and is painful. Genital warts can appear like small bumps, as can molluscum. R ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in Dermatology
Could be either.: Genital herpes typically consists of one or more painful group(s) of blisters on a red base. Sometimes the blisters look like "whiteheads". The only w ... Read More

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