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A 19-year-old female asked:

can a really bad yeast infection be mistaken for trich or herpes?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not usually: There could be a little clinical overlap, but under the microscope they are worlds apart. Generally the symptoms and exam are pretty characteristic of each.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the signs and symptoms of herpes and a yeast infection?

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Dr. Christopher Calendine
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Herpes: Herpes presents as typically painful vesicles and ulcerations. Diagnosis can be made by culturing lesion and by blood test.
A male asked:

How can you tell if you have yeast infection or herpes?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Okamoto
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Get a pelvic exam: It's not always easy to tell if it's a yeast infection vs herpes. If your only symptom is itching in the vaginal area it could be either. If there is thick white d/c then your doc can test this for yeast. If there is a sore, this can be cultured for herpes. If you think you may have been exposed to herpes, but there is no visible sore there is a blood test to detect if you have an infection too.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to get herpes like sores from an untreated yeast infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology 46 years experience
Possibly: Candida (yeast) infections can present as red bumps or pustules that might resemble a herpetic sore or ulcer in their later stages. Herpes sores are usually very distinctive in that they start out as blisters in clusters, are usually painful and last 5-15 days and resolve, often to reccur again in the same spot. As a rule candia infections do not behave in this fashion.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I am now afraid of having herpes when i might only have a yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Rather than guessing: This warrants a medical evaluation.
A 46-year-old member asked:

I have a question about difference between yeast infection or herpes?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yeast v.Herpes: Completely different. What is your question? Yeast infections usually produce redness of the skin in a diffuse area with surrounding satellite lesions. Herpes begins with small blisters which open and produce painful tender ulcers.

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