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What are the differences between genital herpes and penile yeast infection?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine

In brief: Herpes vs yeast

Herpes is a viral infection and usually presents with painful vesicles, or fluid filled lesions.
It can be treated but not cured. A yeast infection is what it says caused by yeast. It is a white creamy or cheesy discharge that is itchy. It can be treated and cured. If you are unsure which you have, see your doctor. You may require cultures and medication. All the best.

In brief: Herpes vs yeast

Herpes is a viral infection and usually presents with painful vesicles, or fluid filled lesions.
It can be treated but not cured. A yeast infection is what it says caused by yeast. It is a white creamy or cheesy discharge that is itchy. It can be treated and cured. If you are unsure which you have, see your doctor. You may require cultures and medication. All the best.
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