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folliculitis vs herpes genital

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Sx hsv 2: Symptoms could include dysuria, tingling and burning, with or without eruption of blisters, or painful ulcerations.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Clear fluid: Folliculitis is an infection of the hair follicle and there will be small pustules or redness around the hair follicles. Herpes is not just around the ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. H: If you are unable to differentiate, it would be prudent to see your doctor. The treatments for the two entities are very different. Have a healthy die ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Location: Genital herpes usually on penis, scrotum, vulva, pubic area or sometimes, groin. They are small grouped blisters. Folliculitis, by definition, develop ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Folliculitis usually affects a larger area of skin than the small spot that a herpes sore affects. Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follic ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
More typical of herp: If you provide DETAILS a better answer will be possible. How long? Recurrent? EXACT APPEARANCE AND LOCATION.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
31 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Likely folliculitis: Herpes usually is very tender ulcers with swollen glands and often is not symmetric and occurs on one side, folliculitis is more like small pimples on ... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Do a herpes culture: Culture of the lesions, if the culture is + , it means herpes, if it is negative, it does not necessarily mean you do not have herpes , but, then you ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Different condition: Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of skin's hair structures and can be cured with antibiotics. Genital herpes, on the other hand, is a viral infe ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
21 years experience Dermatology
Not exactly.: Folliculitis typically appears like red pus bumps, with each bump forming over a hair follicle. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Would believe Doc: Most competent physicians can easily tell the difference between herpes and folliculitis. If, however, you are not convinced, get a second opinion. ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Very different illnesses and most doctors would be able to tell the difference quickly.

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