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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What's the difference between herpes and tiny boils?

Bacterial vs viral

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Boils are bacterial infections of hair follicles, herpes is a viral infection that affects skin among other organs.
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I have boils in my vaginal area. Could this be herpes?

Herpes simplex

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usually forms small blisters which break open leaving little ulcerations. Your boils warrant medical evaluation. See your gynecologist.
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Dr. Candace Spann answered:

Does herpes cause boils?

Not exactly.

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Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Boils are usually caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Do boils itch? Does herpes itch?

Possibly

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Pruritis (itching) is a subliminal form of pain, so in early stages this may occur
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which one leaves a scar? Genital herpes or boils?

Both

Either
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Dr. Som Kohanzadeh answered:

Keep having reoccurring boils on face. Not staph, diabetes, or herpes. What could be the cause? Dermatologist keeps giving me Bactrim and trimethoprim

Multiple possibiliti

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There are any number of things that could be the underlying cause. However, infection is the most likely, other skin diseases or conditions can also be the cause. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon can help determine this. If you are unsure you can always seek a second opinion
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My aunt ,50, is diagnosed with herpes . She has boils all over her body. What is the best treatment for her?

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What treatment are you asking for? The herpes or the boils?
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Whats the difference between herpes and folliculitis?

Herpes simplex

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Herpes is a virus. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, an insect bites, blockage of the follicle, shaving, or braids too tight and too close to the scalp. In most cases the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria Staphylococcus, and may result in boils.
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Dr. Maritza Baez answered:

Whats the difference between herpes and coldsores?

None

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cold sores are caused by herpes virus, usually type1. most people think of herpes as genital herpes, which are usually caused by HSV 2, herpes type 2. There is no cure for this virus, but there is medication to repress the virus and limit chance of symptoms or passing it to someone else
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What's the difference between herpes and carbuncles?

Virus vs. bacterium

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Herpes infections are caused by a virus, while carbuncles are caused by bacteria. Herpes infections appear as tiny, clear, painful blisters, while carbuncles are much larger pus-filled nodules.
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