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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

What's the difference between herpes and tiny boils?

Bacterial vs viral

Boils are bacterial infections of hair follicles, herpes is a viral infection that affects skin among other organs.
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which one leaves a scar? Genital herpes or boils?

Both

Either
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My gf has a boil or pimple on the buttocks, is it gential herpes?

probably not

herpes is a blister with clear fluid in it that crusts over, does not contain pus
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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

Its a boil

Herpes is never just 1 lesion and its painful.
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Dr. Sewa Legha answered:

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
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How can I differentiate a boil & a herpe?

Herpes

Herpes is usually a grape like clusters ( multiple vesicular lesions) close to each other, where as a boil is a isolated lesion
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

What is the difference between genetal herpes and syphilis?

Virus vs Bacteria

They are 2 totally different sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes is a virus and syphillis is caused by the spirochete bacteria Treponema pallidum.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

Whats the difference between type one and two herpes?

Oral vs Genital

Herpes simplex virus 1 causes 90% of oral Herpes infections and 10% of genital Herpes infections. Herpes simplex virus 2 causes the exact converse percentages of disease. Herpes simplex 1 causes sporatic encephalitis while HSV2 rarely causes recurrent viral meningitis.
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Dr. Bob Ourian answered:

What's the difference between expose to herpes and infected with herpes?

Exposure / infection

Exposed means you came in contact with someone who had herpes. An exposure doesn't always lead to an infection. Infection is when the virus has attacked your body and you have signs/symptoms of infection (such as a cold sore or genital herpes).
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What is the difference between the herpes virus and herpangina?

several differences

While both are viruses, they are different classes and do different things. Herpangina is coxsackie virus which attack soft palate/throat and is self limiting within 10 days. Herpes initially can occur throught the entire mucose (primary herpetic gingivostomatitis) but recurrence usually is localized to the lips and peeioral skin. Likewise it is self limiting.
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