A 37-year-old member asked:
does herpes cause boils?
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Dr. Candace Spann answered
20 years experience 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. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Boils are usually caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment.
Answered on Dec 27, 2018
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