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How To Tell The Difference From A Follicle And Herpes
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
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
Infected hair follicles or herpes? I shaved for the 1st time in a long time 4days ago and i found 5 red bumbs that turned in to sores and are drying
Shaving: Shaving can lead to infected hair follicles as well as ingrown hairs. It is like that you developed one of these problems. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are hair follicles white (pus maybe) post shaving? Thought herpes initially but I learned the blisters don't have hair (mine do). Should I worry?
Hemorrhoids - herpes: A hemorrhoid is an enlarged vein at the anus or in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are deep to the anus. External hemorrhoids are outside of the anus. A hemorrhoid is a bump that can cause pain, bleeding ; may itch. Local symptoms from herpes simplex 2 infection consist of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can coalesce followed by crusting over. ...Read more
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