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how to tell difference between herpes and scabies

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Appearance & where: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Ulcers vs itchy rash: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Jones
21 years experience Family Medicine
No: Scabies is a mite, shingles is a virus.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
See Dr.: These lesions look different ;both should be treated asap.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
25 years experience Dermatology
No: Scabies is caused by mites while herpes is caused by the herpes virus.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Not likely: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Technically no: But the fact that you have scabies may have been emotionally upsetting and that can make one feel nervous and run down. If it persists, then see your ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Skin Rash: rashes are difficult to diagnose at times, and some in the early stages look similar. Scabies tends to be more diffuse in Ethernet the fingers, in th ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Neither: From your description it's not scabies nor herpes, can be just scratch marks, if it doesn't go away, get checked, goodluck
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Uncertain: This could be recurrent viral infection such as herpes or dyshydrotic eczema or infection of other type. Without knowing the rest of your health ... Read More

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