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How Can You Tell The Difference Btw Herpes And Ringworm
I have had a scaly rash show up on my inner thigh/groin. It looks like ringworm. Could it be herpes? I have had no initial outbreak.
Likely Tinea Cruris: If it is a scaly rash, it is very unlikely to be herpes. Tinea cruris (ringworm) is the likeliest diagnosis however, i recommend a proper evaluation from your local dermatologist to rule out any other conditions. A KOH exam along with a proper history and physical exam will be helpful if performed. ...Read more
Trichophyton is one of the common types of fungus that can infect the skin, called a "dermatophyte". It can cause ringworm of the skin (such as athlete's foot or jock itch) or of the scalp. It is usually diagnosed with a scraping of the skin and can be treated with topical medications if on the skin, or oral medicines if involving ...Read more
Dark itchy swollen raised patches all over body (not herpes, not any ringworm, not cancer docs say ... Very itchy then subsides. Any clue?
Get the diagnosis: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had ringworm on groin. Lotrimin ultra was used. Ringworm is faded. However red bumps appeared on groin, been there 4 days, could this be herpes?
Red bumps : It may be recurrent ringworm. Herpes is painful and the bumps will eventually look like ulcers/blisters. If they are painless, you can try Lamisil over the counter or a prescription antifungal for ringworm. If you suspect herpes, abstain from sex and consult with a physician. ...Read more
The rash notlike ringworms is like little pimples but plane and red, itchy, no hurt, no liquid, no blisters, not penis only around the anus, herpes?
See a doctor: Answers on healthtap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis, and even if they were this would have to be seen and examined. ...Read more
How can I be able to tell the difference from acne & ringworm? When it started i thought was acne but now that its clearing i'm thinking its ringworm?
Skin: Discerning : So, the simple answer is that herpes is very painful. It often appears initially as a cluster of blisters and then the top of the sore deteriorated and there is open sores underneath. Folliculitis can be an infection or an irritation of the skin. It is not usually blistering or as painful as herpes. Googling skin rashes is a good way to see text book pictures of the various diagnoses. ...Read more
Look & symptoms : Herpes typically is recurrent in the same area, is painful and consists of a cluster of blisters (bumps filled with fluid). Folliculitis tends to be itchy rather than painful, does not tend to be localized to one area other than being associated with a hair follicle and shows up as a red bump or acne like pustule rather than a blister. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not easily: Generally primary herpetic outbreaks are more severe than recurrent episodes, but assessing the differences is not always simple. ...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
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