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How can you tell the difference between a pimple/ingrown hair and a herpes sore?

How can you tell the difference between a pimple/ingrown hair and a herpes sore?

Its difficult: Herpes sores are like craters or blisters which are initially clear then yellow. Pimples are normally red hard, pus filled . Both can be tender. A picture would be helpful. ...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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How can you tell the difference between follicultis and herpes

How can you tell the difference between follicultis and herpes

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

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How can you tell the difference between folliculitis and herpes?

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 more

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How to tell the difference between an ingrown hair and a wart?

How to tell the difference between an ingrown hair and a wart?

Clinical exam: these 2 conditions have quite distinct clinical characteristics on clinical examination and the toenail, tends not to have hair ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between an ingrown hair and genital herpes?

How can you tell the difference between an ingrown hair and genital herpes?

A doctor examination: These two extremely different problems do not in any way carry similar symptoms. Herpes is painful blisters that ulcerate. Ingrown hair is pus containing acne like lesions. ...Read more

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How can you tell difference between herpes and just a pimple?

How can you tell difference between herpes and just a pimple?

Herpes simplex: Herpetic lesions form blisters which break down into shallow ulcers that are painful and tender. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between scabies and herpes?

How can you tell the difference between scabies and herpes?

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 more

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How can you tell the difference between a reaction and an infection?

How can you tell the difference between a reaction and an infection?

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

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How can I know the difference between a coldsore and a pimple?

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

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How can you tell the diffrence between strep and a virus?

How can you tell the diffrence between strep and a virus?

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

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How can you tell the difference between a genital sore and a genital wart?

How can you tell the difference between a genital sore and a genital wart?

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

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How can you tell the difference between a bed sore or a pimple?

How can you tell the difference between  a bed sore or a pimple?

Area lesion is found: Bed sore is inflammed and may have drainage. Pimple may have head to it or sore center point. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a skin tag and a HPV wart?

How can you tell the difference between a skin tag and a HPV wart?

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 more

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How can you tell the difference between a yeast infection and a uti?

How can you tell the difference between a yeast infection and a uti?

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 more

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How can you tell the difference between razor burn and herpes?

How can you tell the difference between razor burn and herpes?

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

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How can you tell the difference between impetego and a cold sore? Thanks

How can you tell the difference between impetego and a cold sore? Thanks

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 more

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How to tell the difference between cum and discharge from a yeast infection?

How to tell the difference between cum and discharge from a yeast infection?

?: Yeast infection discharge is often clumpy & white. It has no odor but may cause itching, burning, swelling & redness. On the otherhand, you might not really see the yeast discharge. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a clogged gland in the vaginal area vs. genital herpes ?

How can you tell the difference between a clogged gland in the vaginal area vs. genital herpes ?

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

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How do you tell the difference between a bite and a zit?

How do you tell the difference between a bite and a zit?

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

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