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What is the difference between pimple, warts and herpes around the vagina; looks etc. ?

What is the difference between pimple, warts and herpes around the vagina; looks etc. ?

So many answers: There are so many different appearances that it would make the most sense for you to see your obgyn for a checkup - and more so because there are different treatments for each. And...If it's an std, you need to be able to inform your partner(s) down the road. Good luck! ...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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What's the difference between herpes and tiny boils?

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. ...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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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

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What's the difference between a cyst and genital herpes? How would these two different things appear in the vagina?

What's the difference between a cyst and genital herpes? How would these two different things appear in the vagina?

Cyst vs gen. herpes: The bartholin's glands (which secrete fluid that helps lubricate the vagina) are located on each side of the vaginal opening. If glands become obstructed, then fluid starts to back up into the gland, turns into bartholin's cyst(under skin lump).Genital herpes are usually small red bumps or tiny white blisters may appear.Cyst=lump under skin, genital herpes=small white blisters. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between herpes and folliculitis?

Whats the difference between herpes and folliculitis?

Herpes simplex: Herpes is a virus. Folliculitis starts when hair follicles are damaged by friction from clothing, an insect bites, blockage of the follicle, shaving, or braids too tight and too close to the scalp. In most cases the damaged follicles are then infected with the bacteria staphylococcus, and may result in boils. ...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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Whats the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

Whats the difference between MRSA and a diaper rash?

May be related: As the skin breaks down with any irritation or rash, it may become secondarily infected with bacteria such as staph. Since MRSA is now frequently found in skin infections, it is commonplace to treat all suspected staph infections as if they were MRSA until the culture results are available. Always try to keep skin dry and clean. Keep in mind that most "wipes" will not cleanse skin well. ...Read more

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What is the appearance difference between a hemmoroid and gential warts on the anus?

What is the appearance difference between a hemmoroid and gential warts on the anus?

Lots: A hemorrhoid is an enlarged blood vessel in the rectum. There are 2 sets one internally and one externally. The external ones are usually painful and palpable when swollen. Perianal warts are skin lesions caused by a sexually transmitted virus. They can be painful and itch. And each is treated differently so see your physician. ...Read more

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What's the difference between herpes and bumps on your penis?

What's the difference between herpes and bumps on your penis?

Pain: Herpes are little blisters that open into small craters/ulcers and scab (a lot like chicken pox), and are painful. If this is what you have, it is very likely what you've got. See your dr / urgent care / 'std clinic' / urologist for examination, diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between herpes and coldsores?

Whats the difference between herpes and coldsores?

None: Cold sores are caused by herpes virus, usually type1. Most people think of herpes as genital herpes, which are usually caused by HSV 2, herpes type 2. There is no cure for this virus, but there is medication to repress the virus and limit chance of symptoms or passing it to someone else. ...Read more

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What's the difference between ringworm and impetigo?

What's the difference between ringworm and impetigo?

HUGE: Ringworm is a skin infection spread from a person or a cat. The source is usually a kitten. Typically it is scaley with a clearing in the center, slightly itchy, and slowly spreading. Impetigo spreads rapidly, usually the lower face, with honey-colored crusts and maybe blisters. The skin is puffy & sore. Impetigo is transmitted from another person, an infection by strep or staph bacteria. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between boil and pimple?

Whats the difference between boil and pimple?

Boil vs Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.A boil is a skin infection that starts in a hair follicle or oil gland. Most boils are caused by a germ (staphylococcal bacteria). This germ enters the body through tiny nicks or cuts in the skin or can travel down the hair to the follicle. ...Read more

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What's the difference between HIV and herpes?

What's the difference between HIV and herpes?

Different viruses: They both cause different diseases. Herpes can cause a myriad of symptoms but most usually is associated with recurrent sores and ulcers. Hiv is the cause of aids. ...Read more

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What are the differences between MRSA and a boil?

What are the differences between MRSA and a boil?

Bugs and boils: MRSA stands for Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, an increasingly common bacteria that can cause different clinical conditions from boils or skin abscesses to blood-borne life threatening infections. Boils,on the other hand, can be caused by bacteria other than MRSA. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the looks of a pimple to herpes? I'm getting them on my chest and my four head and all over. Red with out white heads

What's the difference between the looks of a pimple to herpes?  I'm getting them on my chest and my four head and all over. Red with out white heads

Mucous membranes: Herpes simplex occurs on mucous membranes. Herpes-zoster occurs on specific areas of skin in a nerve root distribution. Random pimples probably aren't herpes. Herpes lesions always have a blister in the middle of them early in the eruption. Then they crust over. Only way to be sure is to have an examination. See your doctor. ...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