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How can you tell the difference between herpes 1 and herpes zoster

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Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 51 years experience
Chicken pox & malais: Zoster is chicken pox....Simplex is fever & malaise. Both are childhood diseases.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
HZ vs HSV: HZ (Herpes Zoster) is a common form of cutaneous neuropathic pain is associated with herpes zoster infection. HVS (Herpes simplex virus) is an oral he... Read More

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Same thing: These are two terms for the same thing.
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No: Scabies is a mite, shingles is a virus.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Different: Scabies is a parasitic skin infection which can cause intense itching which worsens at night. If you check your skin you can see little burrows made b... Read More
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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
HPV vs. shingles: Gardasil prevents human papillomavirus (hpv) infection. Hpv causes anogenital warts, dysplasia, and cancer. The herpes zoster vaccine prevents herpes... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Herpes zoster...: ...Is the return of the infection caused by the varicella zoster virus. The first time this infection occurs, it is called varicella.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Yes: Herpes simplex is different than herpes zoster, but share similarities as they are in the same family of viruses.
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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Shingles vaccine: About 30 percent of the population eventually has herpes zoster. About 15 percent of them have involvement of the tissue around the eye which can leav... Read More
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Ophthalmic herpes: I am not sure much can be done. The affected eye is scarred due to the infection. Have you seen the ophthalmologist?

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