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Difference Between Ingrown Hair And Herpes
Can you explain to me the syntoms of herpes & what is the difference between a ingrown hair & herpes?
Look different...: Herpes is caused by a virus and has a very distinct appearance. It looks like tiny red rimmed ulcerations in clusters. It is very painful. Folliculitis occurs in hair follicles. So every place where it hurts there will be a hair follicle. Folliculitis hurts but nothing like herpes. Herpes doesn't have hair follicles coming out of the ulcerations like folliculitis. Best wishes! Read more
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
I get very scared when I see a bump in my genital area, how can I tell the difference between ingrown hairs and genital herpes?
How can I tell the difference between herpes and ingrown hair I do have herpes one with the cold sores and stuff?
I constantly get scared I have contracted herpes but it is impossible to tell if an ingrown hair is herpes or just an ingrown. What is the difference?
Single vs cluster: Usually an ingrown hair is an isolated occurrence, while most often, herpes produces several vesicles. The appearance of the lesions also sometimes can help as herpes are tiny blister-like bubbles full of clear-yellow fluid with redness around them. Ingrown hair often has pus (and hair) inside it, also with redness around it. Read more
I noticed bumps with hair growing out of and around them. Can they be herpes? P.S. Before I was sexually active I commonly got ingrown hair bumps.
I have a pimple but when it pops out its something white then goes away is this herpes or a ingrown hair?
Pimple: A Whitehead, or closed comedone, has a white sebaceous plug inside. A warm shower will sometimes help it exit the skin. Read more
When I go get checked for herpes am I better off shaving? I usually do and I also think It might be an ingrown hair, what's best for the doctor?
Leave it be: Go as you are. The doctor is trained to examine and diagnose. Read more
Hi there I keep getting ingrown hair in the same place on the mon pubis everytime I pull it out a few weeks later it grows back in same spot herpes?
See a doctor: Without the ability to examine this cannot possibly diagnose you over the internet. Read more
Thought I had an ingrown hair on labia it seems to be getting worse is swollen looks like a grouping and really hurts if touched, could it be herpes?
It could be: Genital lesions must be visualized to determine the cause. What you describe sounds like an infection of some sort. Herpes is one possibility but there are others. Consider seeing an Obgyn or attaching an image in a virtual visit with a Healthtap in your state to narrow down the cause. Read more
Hi I have one spot small pimple like on my mon pubis is it a ingrown hair even though I haven't shaved for awhile or is it herpes?
Needs an exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. You could consider an inbox consult on Healthtap today with an image attached and a doctor on Healthtap may be able to provide guidance Read more
Reoccurring bump with no head on my lip line. It doesn't hurt but when I pop it a small amount of clear fluid comes out. Ingrown hair or herpes?
It would be very: Unusual for a woman to have an ingrown hair on her lip line. A recurring bump on the lip line sounds more like Herpes Type I, the type that usually affects only the area around the mouth. I don't recommend popping it, It doesn't make it go away sooner and your fingers could be a source of spread to other parts of your body or to someone else. Hope this helps? Read more
Help please? I had a break out of scabby sores! I don't know if it's genital herpes or just a rash or an outbreak from plucking my ingrown hair!?
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