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How to tell the difference between herpes and folliculitis

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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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Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology 47 years experience
Look & symptoms : Herpes typically is recurrent in the same area, is painful and consists of a cluster of blisters (bumps filled with fluid). Folliculitis tends to be... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 51 years experience
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
Pediatrics 34 years experience
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Herpes simplex: Herpes is a virus. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, an insect bites, blockage of the follicle, shaving, ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 27 years experience
Bacterial and viral: Folliculitis is bacterial infection mostly from gram positive bacteria responds to penicillin derivative herpes is viral infection, is recurrent and ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hubert
Dermatology 29 years experience
Can be similiar: Herpes can be in pubic hair. See your dermatologist for a proper exam and diagnosis.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology 22 years experience
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Herpes simplex: Very different illnesses and most doctors would be able to tell the difference quickly.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Pathology 20 years experience
Folliculitis : Folliculitis is an infection in the hair follicles. Each hair on your body grows out of a tiny pouch called a follicle. You can have folliculitis on a... Read More
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