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Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

Not likely: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused by a "mite", a bug, that tunnels under the surface of the skin. Scabies is not painful but itches like nothing else. Scabies doesn't form ulcers. Herpes is often on the face, genitals, or fingers. Scabies is often on the hands, arms, waist, or legs. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Is getting folliculitis as bad as genital herpes? They look a like. My doctor tells me I got folliculitis but it looks like blisters.It stings to pee

Dr. Henry Ng Dr. Ng
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Is getting folliculitis as bad as genital herpes? They look a like. My doctor tells me I got folliculitis but it looks like blisters.It stings to pee

Different condition: Folliculitis is a bacterial infection of skin's hair structures and can be cured with antibiotics. Genital herpes, on the other hand, is a viral infection with HSV which can be treated with antiviral medication, but cannot be cured. ...Read more

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You can get blisters on/in vagina that looks like herpes blisters but aren't and actually something else? Like an irritation ?

You can get blisters on/in vagina that looks like herpes blisters but aren't and actually something else? Like an irritation ?

Possible: But unlikely. There are very few illnesses or conditions that create a vesicular eruption (blisters). Occasionally this can occur through a contact dermatitis, but most commonly is herpetic in the area in question. ...Read more

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I have this thing that looks like an organ of some sort in my vagina and has little bumps that look like nipples what could this be?

I have this thing that looks like an organ of some sort in my vagina and has little bumps that look like nipples what could this be?

See your gyn!!: It could be a foreign body, such as an old condom or old tampon. If you have had vaginal deliveries, it is possible that you have "prolapse". This means that the supporting tissues and muscles that hold your organs in position have stretched out so much that either your uterus or your bladder is low down in the vagina, instead of higher up in the pelvis. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my chest that looks a lot like chicken pox except they don't itch. Could there be some other cause for this?

I have a rash on my chest that looks a lot like chicken pox except they don't itch. Could there be some other cause for this?

Rash: Yes there are other causes for such a vesicular rad saying that were you previously immunized with varicella vaccine if you did you can still get chicken pox in a modified version fewer lesions that may not itch. Other cause is viral rashes that can mimic ...Read more

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I have sort of like a pimple on the labia of my vagina. But it doesn't hurt or anything. Could this be a possible sign of some sort of a std?

I have sort of like a pimple on the labia of my vagina. But it doesn't hurt or anything. Could this be a possible sign of some sort of a std?

Signs of STD: Are best evaluated in person where the lesion of concern can be examined and possibly swabbed for further tests. Consider seeing your gynecologist or primary care physician for a more definitive answer. ...Read more

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What does a herpes rash look land feel like?

What does a herpes rash look land feel like?

Blisters/ulcers: A herpetic rash usually begins with a 'premonition' or a burning sensation. One or more small blisters and redness follow (this is the rash). The blisters can rupture producing more rash or ulcers on the skin. This can heal in 10-14 days or may continue for longer than that. ...Read more

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Red dot that looks like a pimple on the head of my penis. It doesn't hurt or itch. Could this be Herpes? I'm afraid. Please help.

Red dot that looks like a pimple on the head of my penis. It doesn't hurt or itch. Could this be Herpes? I'm afraid. Please help.

Cherry angioma: Probably not herpes. Lack of important detail makes precise answer impossible. See Dr for confirmation. Ascorbic acid, biotin, and acai are all useless scams, a waste of money. Those who sell these to gullible people are con men cheating you out of your money. ...Read more

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What does a yeast infection look like on a guy?

What does a yeast infection look like on a guy?

Yeast infection male: A yeast infection on a man's penis, called candida balanitis, is usually red, irritated patches of skin with occasional pustules. The infections seems to be almost always confined to the glans and corona. It is most commonly seen in men whose partners have yeast infections, in people with diabetes, and those that took antibiotics recently. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like rash on both of my arms. I've been told it looks like a pregnancy rash. What could this be?

I have a pimple like rash on both of my arms. I've been told it looks like a pregnancy rash. What could this be?

Several things: I have not heard of a "pregnancy rash" on the arms only. There could be many causes from a contact dermatitis to keratosis pilaris to a photsensitivity. An examination by your dermatologist would clarify. ...Read more

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Why does the head of my penis look like it has a faint rash; nothing painful but like a heat rash?

Yeast: There are many possibility including yeast infe tion, dermatitis, psoriasis, lichen planus. These can be treated with cream. Micatiin cream could be safely used. If it persists see dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could a rash like on the buttocks be, it is sort of clustered and itches?

What could a rash like on the buttocks be, it is sort of clustered and itches?

Make sure not herpes: Whenever a rash seems "clustered" you have to always worry about that scarey diagnosis, "herpes". Herpes infection may occur anywhere on the body. It almost always itches but also you typically feel pain and tingling in the area too. It is usually a simple diagnosis to make when seen. Please see a dermatologist and hopefully it is something else. ...Read more

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I have a dark extremely itchy rash on the folds of my inner thighs i found a picture online of what it looks like but no description. What could be?

I have a dark extremely itchy rash on the folds of my inner  thighs i found a picture online of what it looks like but no description. What could be?

Tinea cruris?: Tinea cruris comes to mind based on the location and description. This is a fungal rash, the fungal organism normally residing on our skin and proliferating in areas of warmth and moisture such as this. That’s one thought. ...Read more

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Red bumpy looking things on my legs, that sort of looks like a scar but isn't. What could it be?

Red bumpy looking things on my legs, that sort of looks like a scar but isn't. What could it be?

It could: Be a number of things, but it needs to be seen and evaluated by a physician to give you an appropriate answer. ...Read more

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What is a yeast infection look like on your tongue?

What is a yeast infection look like on your tongue?

Yeast infection: On the tongue, yeast infections can look like cottage cheese curds. When these are removed or scraped off, the underlying mucous membranes are intensely red. The tongue can also be uniformly red or look like it has folds on it without the white curds. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

A skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more