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How to tell difference between herpes and scabies

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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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Dr. Robert Strimling
Dermatology 32 years experience
Scabies vs. Herpes: Herpes usually presents as painful, grouped or clustered small blisters. Scabies are usually very itchy and demonstrate linear red lines suggestive o... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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
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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 50 years experience
Herpes/scabies: The former is a viral infection. The latter is an infection by insects which crawl into the skin. There is virtually no relationship.
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Dr. Michael Jones
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Family Medicine 23 years experience
No: Scabies is a mite, shingles is a virus.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 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. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 45 years experience
See Dr.: These lesions look different ;both should be treated asap.
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A 27-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
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Dyer
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
By where the rash is: Most eczema occurs on the face, inner elbows, behind the knees, on the wrists, hands, and ankles. It is usually dry, red, itchy. Scabies tends to oc... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Bedbugs are visible.: Bedbugs are visible and live off the skin. Scabies are not visible and live in the skin. Bedbugs live on mattress, behind the bed on furniture. Scabie... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Location/appearance: The dyshidrotic eczema is typically found on palms of hands, front of fingers or bottom of feet, scabies on the trunk and backside of hands & fing... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Herpes simplex: Differentiating this from impetigo should be fairly easy by observation by an experienced clinician. Show this to your doctor. Impetigo is caused by... Read More
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