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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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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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What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

What's the difference between herpes and scabies?

Ulcers vs itchy rash: Herpes rash is little blisters that break open to form an ulcer and is tender when touched. It is caused by herpes type 1 & type 2. Scabies is caused by a "mite", a bug, that tunnels under the surface of the skin. Scabies is not painful but itches like nothing else. Scabies doesn't form ulcers. Herpes is often on the face, genitals, or fingers. Scabies is often on the hands, arms, waist, or legs. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have scabie or herpes?

Scabies vs Herpes?: Scabies looks like lines of burrows on skin made with little mounds or blisters. They cause itching which is often worse at night. Although they can be anywhere on skin they like going into skin folds (waistline, axilla, breasts, between fingers, feet, wrists, knees, elbows, buttocks ; genitalia.Herpes lesions are often found on the lips, skin around mouth, nose, chin, mouth, cheeks, ; even eye. ...Read more

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Is scabies a form of herpes?

Is scabies a form of herpes?

No: As my colleagues point out no.Totally different life forms.Not related. ...Read more

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Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

Not commonly: Herpes as a rule appears as painful grouped blisters on one side of the body. Scabies as a rule appears as scattered itchy bumps or blisters most often on hands, elbows but can be widespread on both sides of the body. ...Read more

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Can scabies cause other symptoms like feeling run down an anxious? The doctor said it was scabies and not herpes but i'm still nervous.

Can scabies cause other symptoms like feeling run down an anxious? The doctor said it was scabies and not herpes but i'm still nervous.

Technically no: But the fact that you have scabies may have been emotionally upsetting and that can make one feel nervous and run down. If it persists, then see your doctor. You may need some abs...Sometimes anemia or nutrient deficiencies can also make one feel run down. Anxiety definitely wears on out as well.... ...Read more

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Hello Dr. My daughter is just 1 year old she got some skin problem but we r confused whether its scabies or herpes. 1 Dr. Said herpes & other Scabies.

Hello Dr. My daughter is just 1 year old she got some skin problem but we r confused whether its scabies or herpes. 1 Dr. Said herpes & other Scabies.

Skin Rash: rashes are difficult to diagnose at times, and some in the early stages look similar. Scabies tends to be more diffuse in Ethernet the fingers, in the skin folds and along the diaper line. Herpes tends to be in one place. That being said it is unclear why you are going to see multiple doctors for the same rash. Try to see your pediatrician or FP if the rash changes then they can see the progres ...Read more

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Tingle/crawling feeling on face, fluid filled pimples, redness, wake up itchy, pimples come in a group, sometimes lined up, scabies? herpes? impetigo?

Tingle/crawling feeling on face, fluid filled pimples, redness, wake up itchy, pimples come in a group, sometimes lined up, scabies? herpes? impetigo?

Uncertain: This could be recurrent viral infection such as herpes or dyshydrotic eczema or infection of other type. Without knowing the rest of your health status this is best discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

Scabies is a skin disease caused by a mite infection. Symptoms include an extremely itchy, linear rash where the mite has ...Read more