A 44-year-old member asked:
what's the difference between herpes and carbuncles?
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Dr. Linda Spencer answered
35 years experience Dermatology
Virus vs. bacterium: Herpes infections are caused by a virus, while carbuncles are caused by bacteria. Herpes infections appear as tiny, clear, painful blisters, while carbuncles are much larger pus-filled nodules.
Answered on May 9, 2016
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