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How To Tell The Difference From A Follicle And 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
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
Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions form blisters which break down into shallow ulcers that are painful and tender. ...Read more
Scabies vs. Herpes: Herpes usually presents as painful, grouped or clustered small blisters. Scabies are usually very itchy and demonstrate linear red lines suggestive of burrowing. See a dermatologist and get an evaluation and / or biopsy for a definitive answer and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: By "reaction" am assuming you mean inflammation. That can be due to infection or to many other factors, including reactions to medications, lotions, allergies, insect bites and so on and so on. You may not be able to tell the difference yourself and if not, see a doctor and let them examine this. ...Read more
By the way it looks: A cold sore is a basically an ulcer of the skin created by a virus, there may surrounding redness, but there is no come do (a clogged hair follicle or pore in the skin). On the other hand, a pimple is an infection of the clogged skin pore with bacterial overgrowth, leading to abscess (or head) that can be expressed (squeezed). Also distribution of cold sores are different than pimples. ...Read more
Throat swab: Generally speaking, it can be difficult to tell. On exam, strep causes purulent secretions and viral infections do not with exception of mono. Generally a throat swab can be pretty reliable. But a good physical exam is usually all that is needed to determine the difference between a bacterial vs. Viral throat inefection. ...Read more
Growth vs open sore: A wart is a growth. A sore is, well, an open sore -- a hole in the surface. Herpes is the most common cause of genital sores. For sure check it out ASAP if that's what you have, the earlier the better for both accurate diagnosis and effective treatment if it's herpes. ...Read more
Ingrown hairs can: become infected with staph. May need eval to know. ...Read more
Locations: Skin tag usually present at neck, arm pits and sometines under breasts and groins. They are tiny(1-2 mm) and sometimes, elongated. Warts caused by hpv can be anywhere, but commonly, hands/fingers(called hand warts), bottom of feet(called plantar warts) and ano-genital areas (called genital warts). They are usually larger (>5mm). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptons, urinalysis: Yeast infection associated with severe itching, sore genitalia with redness, white thick vaginal discharge & pain on intercourse. Uti is associated with burning on urination, frequency of urination, foul smelling urine, sometimes bright red blood in urine and difficulty in starting to urinate. Yeast is easily recognized under microscope, UTI usually nitrite & white blood cell +ve on urine dipstick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Razor Burn & Herpes: Razor burns are initially caused by the act of hair being pushed back into the follicle during the process of shaving. As a result, the follicles become inflamed and the skin turns red - may develop an ingrown hair and/or larger bumps. Herpes, however, forms small painful blisters. They usually appear as small fluid-filled painful blisters on the skin and mucous membrane of the body. ...Read more
Usually by: Its appearance, but need cultures to make sure. Treatment is different, so it is kind of important to see a doctor, who will be able to tell you which it is. Impetigo is caused by bacteria and cold sores by a virus. Cultures take few days to come back, and results might be too late for effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginal sores: Usually herpes has associated burning pain with shallow ulcers--depressions or pits in the skin (often in crops), while a clogged gland is usually isolated, swollen and more tender to touch. Drainage and anti-biotics will relieve this while only time and anti-viral medication will help with herpes. ...Read more
Difficult: At times its hard to tell the difference the bits has a central hole yet a pimple may develop the same. I rec. you go to the doctor or ER have it looked at possibly cultured ...Read more
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