A 65-year-old male asked:
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what could be causing whitish thread like substances protruding from the skin of parts of my friend's face (she calls them prodromes) every morning and the later on falling off? she thinks it is herpes. could it be?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Not herpes: This doesn't sound at all like herpes. "Prodrome" usually means nerve symptoms (tingling etc) for a day or two before a herpes outbreak starts, but there is nothing visible and certainly nothing "thread like". She should see a doctor if she remains concerned.
Answered on Jun 28, 2020

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