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difference between rash and herpes

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Rash: Both allergy and herpes can cause a rash. How to tell one from the other is not within the scope of this social medium. So if you are suffering from a ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience in Dermatology
Tines cruris: The rashes look different. Definitive diagnosis is made by culturing a scraping for fungus . This will also tell you what type of fungus it is becau ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Location: Dear WDyer, both can look similar, actually. Shingles tends to happen on the skin versus herpes, tends to happen in the border of soft skin and regula ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in 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
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes Symptoms: The infected area: is usually painful to touch, may itch, burn or tingle during the outbreak, can appear red, raw or inflamed, other symptoms i ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No: There are hundreds of rashes that are not herpes.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: Just be gentile water will not harm the rash but it is very painful . It is nerve pain so what may seem to be an innocuous thing could be very painfu ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Sure, water is OK: The temperature is the key. Your skin will react to water if the temperature is too cold or too hot, which could lead to more pain and obvious discomf ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes, classic lesions are blisters, but I have seen it cause anything from rashes to bullae (large fluid-filled blisters). However, it is important to ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Rashes: Hand rashes could be from many other causes such as contact dermatitis, allergic reaction to soup, other chemicals or eczema . See a doctor if you ha ... Read More

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