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What is the difference of cold sores and genital herpes appearance?

What is the difference of cold sores and genital herpes appearance?

Genital lesions...: ...Tend to be somewhat larger; other than that, the "dew drops on a rose petal" appearance is the same. ...Read more

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What is the difference between genital herpes and oral cold sores?

What is the difference between genital herpes and oral cold sores?

Primarily location: Herpes simplex virus caises both oral lesions and genital lesions. Type 1 is usually found on the lips or mouth and type 2 in the genital region...But not always, as oral sex can cause either to be transmittedto the other area. ...Read more

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What is the difference in appearance between herpes simplex and shingles on your genitals?

What is the difference in appearance between herpes simplex and shingles on your genitals?

Shingles is dermatom: Shingles is caused by herpes simplex virus type 3. Genital herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 and less commonly type 1. Type 1 and 2 cause a painful blister type rash with a red base that evolves into an ulceration. Type 3 (shingles) causes a blister type rash but usually only on one side and usually extends along the thigh , leg or abdomen (a "dermatomal" distribution). ...Read more

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What is the visual difference between cold sores and zits?

What is the visual difference between cold sores and zits?

Cold sores ...: Cold sores are blisters that become ulcers - more fluid filled. Zit are firmer, redder - more about inflammation that comes to a "head" - pus filled. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cold sores and acne?

What is the difference between cold sores and acne?

See below: Cold sores are lesions that occur on the lips caused by herpes simplex virus reactivation. Acne is a skin condition with inflammation of the skin glands and hair follicles causing pimples primarily on the face. There is no relation between the two. ...Read more

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What is the difference between genital herpes and sweat bumps?

What is the difference between genital herpes and sweat bumps?

Very Different: Genital herpes are grouped vesicles (small blisters) on an area of red skin that often recur ing the same spots. Sweat bumps do not have blisters and the are not on a base of red skin. Herpes may itch or be painful. Sweat bumps are less symptomatic. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between cold sores and sun sores?

Sun is a trigger.: Sun is one possible trigger for cold sores. To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read more

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What is the difference between oral and genital herpes?

What is the difference between oral and genital herpes?

HSV-1 vs. HSV-2: Oral is on the lips, usually caused by hsv-1. Genital is on the genitals, usually caused by hsv-2. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference in genital warts and genital herpes?

Need advice on what is the the difference in genital warts and genital herpes?

Different organisms: They are two different infections. One causes blisters and one causes warts(like you would get on you thumb or foot). ...Read more

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Please help! what is the relationship between cold sores and herpes simplex?

Please help! what is the relationship between cold sores and herpes simplex?

Most cold sores are: Caused by herpes simplex virus 1. However there are some oral sores that are caused by herpes simplex virus 2. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of genital herpes between blister outbreaks?

NONE: But we know that the virus is present occasionally between attacks. Thus you may be contagious when there are no symptoms. In fact most transmission occurs from a person who does not know she carries the virus or from a known infected person during a time with no symptoms. Antiviral meds reduce the risk of infecting another person but are not 100% effective. ...Read more

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What is the difference between herpes zoster and herpes simplex?

What is the difference between herpes zoster and herpes simplex?

HZ vs HSV: HZ (Herpes Zoster) is a common form of cutaneous neuropathic pain is associated with herpes zoster infection. HVS (Herpes simplex virus) is an oral herpes causes cold sores around the mouth or face. ...Read more

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Genital herpes or heat rash, what is the difference?

Genital herpes or heat rash, what is the difference?

Herpes: Genital herpes is a rash that is caused by a viral infection, which is communicable (contagious), generally by intimate contact. A heat rash refers to irritation of the skin from a combination of moisture and heat. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

What are the characteristics of a herpes sore?

Painful ulcers: Genital herpes is a viral infection that most commonly presents w/ painful sores or ulcers in the genital area (boxer short distribution). Outbreak can start as pain & itching. There may be small red bumps or tiny white blisters. Some pts have pain w/ urinating, recurrent vaginal irritation, painful lymph nodes in groin, pain down leg. Inital outbreak may feel like flu. Sometimes no symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hepes zoster and herpes simplex?

What is the difference between hepes zoster and herpes simplex?

Different Viruses: Herpes zoster is same virus which causes Chicken Pox and also called Varicella Virus Herpes Simplex type 2 causes genital Herpes and Type1 mostly causes cold sores and sometime causs genital Herpes ...Read more

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What is the difference between these two: herpangina and herpes vagina?

What is the difference between these two: herpangina and herpes vagina?

Different virus: Herpangina is usually a childhood infection and is caused by a cocksackie virus, producing sores in the mouth. For the other you may be referring to herpes vaginalis, which would be genital herpes in the female. This infection is caused by herpes simplex types i & ii, and the blisters (progessing to open "sores") occur just outside the vaginal opening and elsewhere on the vulva. ...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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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more