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A 25-year-old male asked:

Can someone describe the difference between folliculitis and herpes? i have 3 bumps in pubic hair area, not on penis they are not clustered, confused.

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Dr. Usha Mukhytar
Gynecology 28 years experience
Bacterial and viral: Folliculitis is bacterial infection mostly from gram positive bacteria responds to penicillin derivative herpes is viral infection, is recurrent and needs anti viral medicaions.
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