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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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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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Could a really bad case of herpes look like scabies?

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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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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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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Can this looks like herpes please help!?

You haven't supplied: Adequate info to answer this question. Best to see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you give a detailled and clear description of what herpes on the tongue looks like?

Can you give a detailled and clear description of what herpes on the tongue looks like?

On-line: https://www.google.com/search?q=herpes+pictures+tongue;newwindow=1;client=firefox-a;hs=zwz;rls=org.mozilla:en-us:official;source=lnms;tbm=isch;sa=x;ei=opaxu_ftmymqyqhx9ogqdw;ved=0cakq_auoaq;biw=1280;bih=851 this link shows many images.

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Ok I have this break out on my right lower outter part of my leg looks like some type of herpes its the only place it has occured 1 time 5yrs ago 2nd 6mos ago 3rd time now started 4 days ago what canb?

Ok I have this break out on my right lower outter part of my leg looks like some type of herpes its the only place it has occured 1 time 5yrs ago 2nd 6mos ago 3rd time now started 4 days ago what canb?

Herpes?: Herpes can show up anywhere. There are several strains, and you can't determine which type it is without a swab. Herpes would come and go in the same place. I suppose it could be a form of pustular eczema. A dermatologist would be able to tell the difference. ...Read more

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Had one painful bump above my clitorious last night, tried to pop it but nothing happened. Now looks like skin is missing. Could it be herpes?

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Had one painful bump above my clitorious last night, tried to pop it but nothing happened. Now looks like skin is missing. Could it be herpes?

Folliculitis v herpe: Check out http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/ & http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/genital-herpes/basics/definition/con-20020893 for info on genital herpes. Typically, diagnosis made based upon several (more than one) itchy painful blisters. Best to go see your Family Doc, Planned Parenthood or local STD clinic if concerned. Given grooming habits, perhaps just infected hair follicle. ...Read more

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Hatd lump on vagina it looks like aboil...herpes?

Hatd lump on vagina it looks like aboil...herpes?

Probably not herpes: Herpes doesn't cause things like this. Herpes lesions are superficial -- blisters, pimples, and sores that are sort of like "on" the skin. Boils, typical acne, etc well up from below; think of them as starting "in" the skin. This isn't a hard and fast rule, but a single large boil is never herpes. But see a doctor if you remain concerned and/or at risk for STDs. Good luck! ...Read more

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If a doctor over looks herpes on a part of your skin how would could you tell if you have herpes?

If a doctor over looks herpes on a part of your skin how would could you tell if you have herpes?

Depends: It can often be a clinical diagnosis in combination with the history. If there is ever a question, sometimes the lesions can be scraped and sent for viral culture. We can also biopsy the skin lesion. Finally, we can check bloodwork to see if recent or previous exposure ti either one of the herpes viruses. ...Read more

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I have had these scab like sores on the bottom of my butt, they itch & hurt. I had this for a week. I know it's not herpes cause I haven't had sex. ?

I have had these scab like sores on the bottom of my butt, they itch & hurt. I had this for a week. I know it's not herpes cause I haven't had sex. ?

Sores scabs: May be folliculitis ( skin infection) , fungus, bites( unusual spot) or eczema- unusual spot for eczema- could sill be herpes because if you had it once it says in your system forever and intermittently recurs (cold sores on mouth are herpes as well) may need antiboitics/antifungals, either oral or topical, wash twice a day and keep dry could try desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream). f/u with doc/ urgent care w/in 48 hours ...Read more

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Scabies (Definition)

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