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Doctor insights on: How To Tell The Difference Between A Hair Follicle And Herpes

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The difference between herpes and hair follicle or a spot from sweat? Painful spot on crease of bum cheek. it's dried up now. I do sweat a lot at gym

The difference between herpes and hair follicle or a spot from sweat? Painful spot on crease of bum cheek. it's dried up now. I do sweat a lot at gym

Probably not herpes: This doesn't sound like herpes. A recurrent herpes outbreak could occur in a skin crease, but it's not typical. And a first herpes outbreak would be at the site of inoculation, i.e. direclty on the genitals, usually with multiple lesions. Finally, deeper lesions typically are folliculitis, pimples, etc (think of them as starting "in" the skin), whereas herpes is superficial ("on" the skin). ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

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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Can a herpes out break go away/heal in 5/6 days after being popped or sounds more like acne/blocked hair follicle?

Can a herpes out break go away/heal in 5/6 days after being popped or sounds more like acne/blocked hair follicle?

Need More Info: You have offered 3 suggestions for a diagnosis of what you might have however the information needed to formulate a diagnosis is missing eg. a detailed description, location, duration, associated symptoms such as pain, itch & more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. Please re-submit your question or see your doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Does herpes affect hair follicles on the scalp.

Does herpes affect hair follicles on the scalp.

Antiviral medicine: Dear Faye: skin herpes can certainly affect hair folicles...I would certainly recomend a visit to the dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and the then start taking the apppropiate anti-viral medicine... ...Read more

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Witch hazel ? I have irritated hair follicles or herpes but I have been using witch hazel to dry up the sores but they never stay dry is that normal ?

Witch hazel ? I have irritated hair follicles or herpes but I have been using witch hazel to dry up the sores but they never stay dry is that normal ?

Yes if herpes: Herpes will have persistent intensely itchy/painful sores that start as blisters, then form ulcers(=sores), which typically last about 10 days or so, then fade away, only to reappear again in same place sometime later. Folliculitis is should disappear with topical astringents (eg. Witch hazel ) and local cleanliness, but may also need antibiotics to eradicate. Not shaving helps too! ...Read more

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How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....

How do I tell if a spot on my leg is staph infection or just an irritated bite/spot/ hair follicle...etc....

RELAX: A small spot on the leg is common. Do you shave your legs? Wash in shower every day. If it becomes rapidly worse, see a DR. Most likely = folliculitis. Bacitracin and bandaid will make it worse. ...Read more

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How can i pass a hair follicle test?

How can i pass a hair follicle test?

Wrong forum: It is extremely inappropriate to ask a physician to help you beat a drug test. That is asking us to betray the very core of our ethics. We are here to help you stay healthy. We all support the solution of recovery. Not the abuse or misuse of drugs or alcohol. ...Read more

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Macujo method for hair follicle test?

Macujo method for hair follicle test?

?: Anecdotal reports around that attest to the validity of the macujo method. I don't know a nor can i attest or find any scientific validity it has. Why try to beat he system? The truth is better, or compliance with the rules of an employer willing to pay you. ...Read more

Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more