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what are the similarities between symptoms of shingles and herpes simplex infection?

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Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Shingles and herpes: Both are from the herpes group of viruses. Herpes simplex type 1 and 2 usually occurs at or near the place of innoculation like the lips or the genetalia. It can recur often. Shingles usually occurs only once and the rash appears in a dermatome(course of a nerve) like along an arm, a side of a face, etc. All forms can cause blisters, itching and pain.
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