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Difference Between Pimples And Herpes
Herpes simplex: A "pimple" is generally a raised red area that may be topped with a little spot of pus. A herpetic lesion is generally a blister that opens and reveals a shallow ulcer that is quite tender and painful.
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
So many answers: There are so many different appearances that it would make the most sense for you to see your obgyn for a checkup - and more so because there are different treatments for each. And...If it's an std, you need to be able to inform your partner (s) down the road. Good luck!
How can I know the difference between a pimple and herpes simplex both near the mouth? It appeared as a pimple at first, now it hurts a lot.
What's the difference between the looks of a pimple to herpes? I'm getting them on my chest and my four head and all over. Red with out white heads
Mucous membranes: Herpes simplex occurs on mucous membranes. Herpes-zoster occurs on specific areas of skin in a nerve root distribution. Random pimples probably aren't herpes. Herpes lesions always have a blister in the middle of them early in the eruption. Then they crust over. Only way to be sure is to have an examination. See your doctor.
Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions form blisters which break down into shallow ulcers that are painful and tender.
I have a pea sized red bump on my labia minora with a tiny yellow centre. How do u know difference of herpes or a pimple?
I have little bumps around my genital area. Can you describe the differences between herpes and razor burn? The bumps are small like pimples.
What's the difference to a pimple and herpes on your genitals? I have a whitehead down there but I also have a cold sore, do I have genital herpes?
I have some red almost pimple like bumps on my pubic are, what are the chances that it is herpes?
See derm: This is probably folliculitis or hidradenitis which have to do with abnormal hair follicles and apocrine sweat glands.
I get a little tender pimple close to my rectum on the left side sometisometimes. Does this means herpes?
Not necessarily: Herpes would recur but might be more painful. I would suggest topical ointment if no relief have it examined by you physician.
What to do if I do not know if I have herpes, they look like pimples and what to do if I do not know what to do please help.?
I have a pimple like bump with a white head. It seemed to look different with in minutes after taking a shower. Could this be herpes or just a pimple?
Pimple: Where is the bump? Is it full of fluid or is it firm? Does it recur in the same place? Herpes occurs in clusters at point of contact (oral or genital) or along nerves (dermatomal). When you take a shower, you are changing your body temperature temporarily which alters the blood supply & color of the skin. Your bump is most likely an acne comedone (whitehead). Your pcp can help diagnose it better.See 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: itching/burning first & then small pimple like bump near itching sites. 1 not multiple bumps at sites bumps don't hurt or itch. Is it herpes?
Possibly: You'll need to see your doctor for an evaluation to find out specifically what's going on.
Blister= herpes: Most herpes lesions look like a blister (think burn) early on. A pimple is usually a red base with a pustular (white)center. Not always easy to tell the difference. If it is on or very near your lip (or penis or vaginal labia) suspect herpes. Is worthwhile to discuss with dr. Herpes is a serious and life- long infectious disease.
Yes: Go see a primary care or gyn practitioner to make the diagnosis.
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