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Difference between first herpes outbreak and yeast infection?

Difference between first herpes outbreak and yeast infection?

Yeast vs herpes: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...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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Could it be a yeast infection or herpes outbreak with no odor or discharge but itchy clitoris? Could I even have an allergic reaction to something?

Could it be a yeast infection or herpes outbreak with no odor or discharge but itchy clitoris? Could I even have an allergic reaction to something?

Itchy private areas: I think you are right on track -this could well be an allergy to something, and I would want to know if you tried any new feminine products, detergents/soaps etc. Certainly fungus likes moist areas and could cause these symptoms. Herpes is usually PAINFUL and would be much less likely. If symptoms don't get better in a day or two, I'd want u to see your gyn or primary doc for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or yeast infection?

Herpes Vs. Yeast: Herpes outbreaks are usually a small cluster of very painful blisters that as they age ulcerate into raw open skin that is very painful.

Yeast infections are usually red, dry flaking itchy skin that covers a much larger area than the small herpes outbreaks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have herpes, yeast infection, help?

Herpes, Yeast, both?: Herpes Simplex 2 is most frequent cause of genital herpes. It appears as a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix & they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness & itching of the vulva; burning with urination & vaginal intercourse & a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection or herpes?

Medical eval will: Distinguish. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesion. ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpes or an untreated yeast infection?

How to know if I have herpes or an untreated yeast infection?

Medical eval: Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes? I am going to the doctors today to get cultured. Can a yeast infection cause cuts?

How do I know if I have herpes? I am going to the doctors today to get cultured. Can a yeast infection cause cuts?

Both yeast infection: ; herpes infections can cause what seems like tiny cuts. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. Some people contract herpes. ...Read more

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Herpes like Symptoms tested nd was negative partner tested negative but had yeast infection (male) what did I have? Can yeast infections show as cuts?

Herpes like Symptoms tested nd was negative partner tested negative but had yeast infection (male) what did I have? Can yeast infections show as cuts?

Yeast: Yeast infections in men can cause redness and irritation similar to herpes rashes, consider a topical antifungal such as nystatin ointment. Also consider retesting a herpes blood test (not a swab test) and make sure to test for both HSV1 and HSV 2 since both can cause genital herpes. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have herpes or yeast infection?

Med eval: If you are uncertain how to differentiate, it is safety to see your physician for diagnosis. Treatment will be dependent on accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have herpes, yeast infection, something else?

Get Medical eval: So that an accurate diagnosis can be made. Treatments are determined by what condition (s) are present. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a question about difference between yeast infection or herpes?

Yeast v.Herpes: Completely different. What is your question? Yeast infections usually produce redness of the skin in a diffuse area with surrounding satellite lesions. Herpes begins with small blisters which open and produce painful tender ulcers. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have herpes or an untreated yeast infection?

Medical eval: Yeast can present with clumpy, white vaginal discharge to a watery, white discharge. Sometimes a discharge is not apparent. There is no odor. It can cause swelling and redness of vulva along with itching and burning pain. It may lead to pain with urination or intercourse. Herpes
simplex - The lesions may be preceded several days by itching &/or pain. They start as red bumps which then develop ...Read more

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4 25yrs thought I was having herpes outbrks every humid smmr day/recently diagnsd w/reoccuring male yeast infection. Is there a test 4 herpes?

Herpes tests: Blood tests can find antibodies that are made by the immune system to fight a herpes infection. Antibody tests are sometimes done but are not as accurate as a viral culture at finding the cause of a specific sore or ulcer. ...Read more

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Herpes, yeast infection, or allergic reaction, how can I tell the difference?

Herpes, yeast infection, or allergic reaction, how can I tell the difference?

Skin eruptions: You may not be able to tell the difference without a course in dermatology. Let your doctor see this and make the diagnosis, good luck. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with herpes and a yeast infection at the same time. Is it possible that they could've mistaken them? I never got a blood test.

Herpes and yeast inf: It is possible but not probable that you have not been diagnosed correctly. You apparently have been having unprotected sex and have acquired these infections from a sexual contact. You should obtain counselling about your sexual activities to help you in the future. ...Read more

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Severe yeast infection? Herpes? Other things that causes sores/blisters? I'm now realizing I've had the symptoms of a yeast infection but I didn't get it treated because I wasn't thinking anything of it at the time. Now I believe it's gotten a lot worse.

Severe yeast infection? Herpes? Other things that causes sores/blisters? I'm now realizing I've had the symptoms of a yeast infection but I didn't get it treated because I wasn't thinking anything of it at the time. Now I believe it's gotten a lot worse.

Hopefully: Hopefully you have a diagnosis and are under treatment. In this situation there is nothing you can do prevent the mores sores or blisters from appearing. However, if you know the signs of a yeast infection and think you have one, go ahead and treat with an over the counter yeast infection medication, and see your doctor if you have no improvement.
Take care. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have yeast infection or herpes?

Get a pelvic exam: It's not always easy to tell if it's a yeast infection vs herpes. If your only symptom is itching in the vaginal area it could be either. If there is thick white d/c then your doc can test this for yeast. If there is a sore, this can be cultured for herpes. If you think you may have been exposed to herpes, but there is no visible sore there is a blood test to detect if you have an infection too. ...Read more

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Can herpes be mistaken for yeast infection or anything else?

Sort of: On a visual examination yes herpes, yeast, scratches and allergic reactions can look similar. Testing though will clear up any confusion. Testing is accurate. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of herpes and a yeast infection?

Herpes: Herpes presents as typically painful vesicles and ulcerations. Diagnosis can be made by culturing lesion and by blood test. ...Read more

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Can a really bad yeast infection be mistaken for trich or herpes?

Can a really bad yeast infection be mistaken for trich or herpes?

Not usually: There could be a little clinical overlap, but under the microscope they are worlds apart. Generally the symptoms and exam are pretty characteristic of each. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it herpes a really bad yeast infection or latex allergies!?

I wanted to know is it herpes a really bad yeast infection or latex allergies!?

Vaginitis: You need to be seen and examined to establish the cause of this outbreak. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it herpes a really bad yeast infection or latex allergies, should I be concerned?

Skin eruption: Would need far more information about what sort of lesions you are seeing. Best advice is to let a doctor see these and make a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a yeast infection and herpes mistaken even after getting tested. I have no symptoms of herpes. After using Monistat I feel fine?

Please Clarify: 90% of those with herpes have no physical signs or symptoms. Yeast and herpes are in no way similar on physical examination.

You very easily could be herpes positive but your only physical symptom is the yeast infection and thus that is why Monistat is working well. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause foul yeast infection?

No: They are 2 different things. Each is treatable but different. STOP TAKING FOLIC ACID UNTIL YOU GET A BLOOD TEST FOR B12. Why take such a huge dose, anyway? ...Read more

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If my partner had a yeast infection, would that cause me to get herpes?

If my partner had a yeast infection, would that cause me to get herpes?

No: Yeast and herpes are different types of infections cause by two different germs.
If you have herpes from your partner, your partner likely has herpes as well. ---> You get herpes from another person with herpes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes like sores from an untreated yeast infection?

Possibly: Candida (yeast) infections can present as red bumps or pustules that might resemble a herpetic sore or ulcer in their later stages. Herpes sores are usually very distinctive in that they start out as blisters in clusters, are usually painful and last 5-15 days and resolve, often to reccur again in the same spot. As a rule candia infections do not behave in this fashion. ...Read more

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What looks more like a rash? Herpes or yeast infection

What looks more like a rash? Herpes or yeast infection

Rash: 'opinion not a decision'.
Herpes: very painful; pustules; weaping rashes; may have puss among the pustules

yeast infection: discharge of curd like material. Itching and may be some pain. Foul smell

entirely different treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Alves
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable of fermenting ...Read more