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Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
Why would my lips be sore and red on the outside? Could it be eczema or dermatitis or herpes/cold sores, I do not have blisters.
Just curious: how do you tell the difference between dermatitis herpetiformis and herpes gladiatorum?
Easy: Suppose you're sure it's one or the other, which you probably aren't. DH is symmetric. HG is wherever you got rubbed on the mat with the wrestler who had the herpes lesion. HG is likely to come up all at once, while DH less so. DH will usually test positive for anti-gluten stuff. Hope this helps. There are a few other painful small-blister diseases as well -- read up. Best wishes. ...Read more
What's the difference between lip eczema/dermatitis and cold sores/herpes? How do I know which i have?
Totally different: Lip dermatitis usually involves both upper and lower lips and is scaly itchy and sometimes hurts. It is not contagious and is not caused by a virus. Herpes is localized to one area of your lips and starts out with pain followed by blisters that then open and crust.This is contagious but can be treated with oral antiviral medications that will make it heal faster. ...Read more
Hi doctors, I have outbreaks around my nose for more than 2 years now. A doctor told it's seborrheic dermatitis but i think it could be herpes.
Blister on my lip since march 27th its april 22 now. The doctor said it herpes then i went back they said it, dermatitis no test done, no pus or blood?
Dermatitis?: Herpes simplex i usually involves the junction of the skin and mucous membrane. If your lesions were confined to the lips only, then it was likely from something else. Dermatitis involves only the skin (not the lip) and has no diagnostic meaning by itself. If the problem still has not gone away, get another opinion (dermatologist?). ...Read more
Rash: This term is a layman's expression for anything occurring on the surface of the skin. You must describe the nature of the lesion and the history that goes with its occurrence to begin to diagnose it, and without actually seeing it, it is impossible to diagnose. It would be very atypical for herpes to appear like this. ...Read more
No cure: There is no true cure for herpes--you will always have it your whole life. However, outbreaks can be treated and made to resolve quicker with acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famicyclovir. Sometimes suppressive therapy is given every day with one of these drugs to prevent outbreaks and sometimes the outbreaks are treated intermittently. It depends on the severity. Consult your physician to get treated. ...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