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How Can I Tell If I Have Herpes
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
Appearance : Herpes often appears as a sore or sores at the edge of the lip. Chopping is rough, flaky skin of the lips or face which responds quickly to soothing balms. If you require further consultation, schedule an inbox consult with me at www.healthtap.com/dr-douglasdds and I will try to help. ...Read more
HSV-1: It is extremely common to have the virus that causes oral herpes/cold sores/"fever blisters". Typically they are an annoyance that flare up periodically for 1-2 weeks on the lips. If it is a first episode it can be much worse and can involve the mouth too. I would see your primary doctor about this. If you get recurrent flares they may provide a prescription to take at the onset of sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very different : These are very different disease entities and tend to have discrete differences in presentation. While herpes tends to present with very small fluid filled vessicles (tiny blister like lesions), acne tends to present with larger pus-filled lesions in the deeper layers of the dermis. However, i would recommend seeing a dermatologist to be sure. ...Read more
You cannot: See a doctor. They will be able to differentiate. ...Read more
Scabies vs Herpes?: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia.Herpes lesions are often found on the lips, skin around mouth, nose, chin, mouth, cheeks, ; even eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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