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what the difference between boils and herpes

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Virus vs bacteria: Herpes is caused by virus which can be treated by antivirals such as zovirax (acyclovir). Boils are caused by bacteria such as staph and strep and are ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Candace Spann
20 years experience in Dermatology
Not exactly.: Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Possibly: Pruritis (itching) is a subliminal form of pain, so in early stages this may occur.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Question unclear: Rephrase this and perhaps it can be answered more effectively.

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