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what is the difference between shingles and herpes

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Dr. Michael Jones
21 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Scabies is a mite, shingles is a virus.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience in Pathology
See below: Herpes has vesicles all the same age-that is they all have thin roofed veicles which unroof all at about the same time shigles on the other hand has ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
The virus involved..: Herpes virus related breakout on genitals is referred to herpes type ii (hsv-2), not simplex ( type i, hsv-1, which is usually face/lips). Shingles is ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Location: Dear WDyer, both can look similar, actually. Shingles tends to happen on the skin versus herpes, tends to happen in the border of soft skin and regula ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Location: Chickenpox describes a generalized illness where the virus has circulated thru the body and comes to the skin surface as a later stage. On the skin su ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Shingles vs. herpes: Herpes zoster is shingles, a reactivation of the varicella zoster (chicken pox) virus, generally occurring along the distribution of a peripheral nerv ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Primary vs return: Chickenpox is the primary infection of a patient by the wild varicella virus.It has an incubation phase, a blood phase, is spread in saliva and in mat ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Younkin
37 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Location. : The herpes virus can cause oral or genital sores. There is no truth that herpes type i produces only oral disease.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience in Dentistry
Chicken pox & malais: Zoster is chicken pox....Simplex is fever & malaise. Both are childhood diseases.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Cold sores (fever blisters) are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters that occur on the lips, mouth, nose, chin, cheeks, and throat. They are most com ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Difference: Staph is a bacterial infection and herpes comes from a virus.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Rash: Both allergy and herpes can cause a rash. How to tell one from the other is not within the scope of this social medium. So if you are suffering from a ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
HPV vs. shingles: Gardasil prevents human papillomavirus (hpv) infection. Hpv causes anogenital warts, dysplasia, and cancer. The herpes zoster vaccine prevents herpes ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Same thing: These are two terms for the same thing.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Stage of disease: A chancre is the initial lesion at the point where the syphilis bacterium first entered the body. Usually it's a painless ulcer that feels hard. Syphi ... Read More
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Herpes = cold sores: The virus that causes cold sores is called herpes simplex. There are two types of herpes simplex (type i and type ii). In the past, herpes type i us ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Hatch
46 years experience in Endocrinology
Shingles is dermatom: Shingles is caused by herpes simplex virus type 3. Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 and less commonly type 1. Type 1 and 2 ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Different viruses: Flu is caused by strains of influenza virus; mono is a clinical picture due to infection with epstein barr virus and sometimes with cytomegalovirus.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Calendine
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Both Cause Infection: Most infections are caused by either virus or bacteria. Viral infections are more common, often self-limited and do not require antibiotic therapy. M ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
46 years experience in Dermatology
Very Different: Genital herpes are grouped vesicles (small blisters) on an area of red skin that often recur ing the same spots. Sweat bumps do not have blisters an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: Cold sores are lesions that occur on the lips caused by herpes simplex virus reactivation. Acne is a skin condition with inflammation of the skin gla ... Read More

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