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Eczema and herpes

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Totally different: Lip dermatitis usually involves both upper and lower lips and is scaly itchy and sometimes hurts. It is not contagious and is not caused by a virus. H... Read More

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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Whitlow hurts: Herpes on finger is painful, localized, heals in 1 or 2 weeks. Eczema is itchy, chronic, wide areas.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Eczema: Eczema can lead to breakdown of the skin, which is a natural barrier of protection against viruses such as herpes. Avoidance of any herpetic lesions ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyle Anders
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Eczema Herpeticum: There is always a possibility of catching the virus, if there are any open sores, like a damaged cuticle. The risk is low, if the person who has the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry 46 years experience
See physician : Go see your physician. There are medications to treat your herpes outbreaks or keep them in check. There is no relation between the afflictions except... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Very difficult: I would recommend be vigilant to watch for suspicious rash over the preexisting skin lesion associated with high fever. Seek a medical attention righ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
If you really feel: paranoid please get it treated by a mental health professional. As to your physical health concerns, please see your doc for periodic check ups and t... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Maybe: Itch??? Exactly the same place each time? Scabs and heals in 1 or 2 weeks? See a dermatologist for most precise definition.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Sore lips: It is possible you might have a vitamin deficiency.Check with an internist or dermatologist.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See Derm: If the docs can't diagnose the rash, see the specialty - dermatology.

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