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Genital herpes or just ingrown hair, how can i tell?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection.

Answered 3/23/2014

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