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herpes and psoriasis

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
NO: herpes is a viral infection: HSV-1= common cold sore, and HSV-2- genital herpes. Psoriasis is a skin condition with thickening a flaking, usually near ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience in Rheumatology
Not very common : It is still fairly safe. I use the medication in my patients all the time. You can possible still have flare from time to time and it may not be relat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Psoriasis: There is no cure but plenty of meds that provide adequate control, see a dermatologist
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Sorry but you don't: Sorry but we don't currently have a cure for psoriasis. We can offer various treatments to help you get the symptoms under control but that's not the ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
SSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience in Dermatology
Sometimes overlap: Seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp can often overlap with scalp psoriasis in a disease termed sebopsoriasis. Both conditions are from scalp inflammat ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Wooming
33 years experience in Dermatology
Bacteria vs virus: Staph is a bacterial infection - treat with antibiotics. Herpes simplex is viral - treat with an antiviral. But yes both can present as blisters.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Virus: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella zoster virus, or chickenpox. It usually takes a dermatomal pattern, so having isolated genital shingles wou ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in 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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Syphilis/psoriasis: Blood test for syphilis to start. and send picture when we can.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randall Stastny
33 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Stress & medications: Canker sores can either be from the herpes virus or sometimes an autoimmune ds. Either way stress will usually cause them to break-out. Yeast, or fun ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wales
41 years experience in Emergency Medicine
No: Folliculitis tends to focused around base of hair follicles - in many cases after shaving closely. Genital herpes can start with small blisters - not ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in t ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience in Urology
Herpes: Different viruses.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Virus vs Bacteria: They are 2 totally different sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes is a virus and syphillis is caused by the spirochete bacteria treponema pallidum.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: These creams will not treat the herpes or speed up the healing process, but perhaps by covering the ulcers they will be less tender. Do not use topic ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
No.: They are two unrelated diseases. Eczema is quite common so the combination would not be unusual!
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Blisters: Herpes presents as a cluster of blisters. Burns can be blisters or just reddened skin. Do you know you have genital gentles? Have you had the blood te ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes they are same: These two are the same names used for seborrhaeic dermatitis sometimes called seborrhaeic eczema.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Biopsy: you could see a dermatologist who can do an exam and possibly a biopsy to see what is causing these symptoms and to see if they are related
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Yes.: One may get recurrence of flare ups that may come and go.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: The virus you mentioned can affect the skin anywhere in the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
2 different sources: Your history of jock itch indicates you've had fungal infections before in your groin area. Genital herpes is of viral origin, and is sexually transmi ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
See doctor: There are no cures for these viral attacks but they can be controlled. There are medications to treat the lesions and pain. Some can be topical, lik ... Read More

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