A 28-year-old female asked:
How can you tell the difference between an ingrown hair and genital herpes?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Medical Oncology 47 years experience
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.
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General Practice 28 years experience
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.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Genital herpes or just ingrown hair, how can I tell?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 18 years experience
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.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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