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How can you tell the difference between an ingrown hair and genital herpes?

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Dr. Eric Chevlen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine - Oncology

See description: An infected ingrown hair is located right where the hair leaves the skin. Herpes lesions are usually greater in number and may be scattered on areas devoid of hair.

Answered 12/29/2015

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

A doctor examination: These two extremely different problems do not in any way carry similar symptoms. Herpes is painful blisters that ulcerate. Ingrown hair is pus containing acne like lesions.

Answered 11/28/2017

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