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Hello, i need help to differentiate a skin allergy or infection from herpes. i have itchy pustules with red base on the thighs and belly button?

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Dr. Candace Spann answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Folliculitis?: Herpes typically presents as a cluster of vesicles (filled with clear fluid that eventually scab over). A first episode can be more extensive and sore, but thighs and belly button sounds more like folliculitis. Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of the follicles. See your dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.

Answered 4/25/2015



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