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What The Difference Between Boils 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
Not exactly.: Boils typically appear as swollen, tender nodules, sometimes with purulent drainage. Herpes is typically described as a crop or cluster of vesicles. The vesicles usually have a clear fluid in the center of the bump and are painful or itchy. See your dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management. Boils are usually caused by bacteria and may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
Skin infection: would need more information and possible picture ...Read more
I have a single bump on top of my mons pubis. Not painful. Could one ever get herpes on this area or could it most likely be boil/ingrowni shave alot.
It depends on how it: The bump could be a number of different possibilities. If it is painless, then it is not likely to be a boil or infection. I do not think it is herpes as that usually will cause a blister , red spots, itching or pain in the lesion. Anything deeper requires close watch to see if it is increasing in size over 2-3 weeks. If it is over 1-2 centimeter or growing you need to have it examined by doctor. ...Read more
How can you tell if its herpes or a boil? Have a huge hard bump kind of softer on top 2 weeks later has head.Boilease=explode yellowy/blood/clearfluid
Bumps on my lip. One was a small boil and one was just a small bump. Only had it for two days. Day two they are getting smaller. Herpes?
Grooming: Grooming of the pubic hair area may be a risk factor for developing skin infections from herpes, molluscum contagiosum and bacterial skin infections such as folliculitis. One can also get contact dermatitis from the wax. As you can imagine, one must take precautions or use other methods if problems are caused. Meds are available for most complications see your MD. ...Read more
I have a small blister or a boil on my lower lip. It is painless. Can it be herpes by any chance?
Not necessarily: This could be a clogged oil duct, an insect bite, trauma, a mucocele (which is a benign bulge in the lip tissue), OR herpes. It is less likely to be herpes since it is painless (herpes is usually tingly or painful), but I would have a doctor look at it and possibly culture it to know for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tested positive for chylmadia and herpes 1. Married. Husband mot tested. He has 5 small red bumps underarm. Could it be heat boil or herpes?
Cannot diagnose: This needs to be seen to get a diagnosis. Take him to a doctor to be examined, diagnosed and treated appropriately. ...Read more
Boil on leg busted. More bumps appeared on genitals. 2 diff doctors say staph does not look like herpes. Culture shows herpes. Could this be wrong?
Reoccurring boils on genitals and buttocks since puberty, also in armpits for last few years. Hidradenitis suppurativa? Or herpes? Or something else?
Cystic lesions pubis: Best to seek in person doctor examination to determine the issue involved here. ...Read more
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