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how to know it is shingles or genital herpes?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
Dermatomal Rash: Generally shingles follow a dermatomal path meaning follow the path of a spinal nerve exiting the spine. Genital herpes stays around the mouth, groin and rectal areas mostly. There are always exceptions to the rule but this should help distinguish the two most of the time.
Answered on Mar 31, 2018

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