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What can be mistaken for herpes?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Other single rashes

Herpes blisters don't look like any other rash when they are at a single location.
The reddish spot that comes before the blisters may look like an early pimple trying to form. The scab that comes after the blisters may look like an old pimple trying to heal. If unsure of the diagnosis, one can just do a blood test to look for herpes antibodies.

In brief: Other single rashes

Herpes blisters don't look like any other rash when they are at a single location.
The reddish spot that comes before the blisters may look like an early pimple trying to form. The scab that comes after the blisters may look like an old pimple trying to heal. If unsure of the diagnosis, one can just do a blood test to look for herpes antibodies.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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