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A 37-year-old member asked:

Difference between first herpes outbreak and yeast infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yeast vs herpes: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

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

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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.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have a yeast infection or herpes?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Medical eval will: Distinguish. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesion.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix & they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract Herpes Simplex 2 without symptoms.
Mar 8, 2014
A male asked:

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

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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.

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