Can herpes cold sores cause a skin bacterial infection?

Viral infection. Cold sores are a viral infection (herpes simplex virus type 1). However, it is possible that a person could develop a secondary bacterial infection.

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I currently have a bacterial infection been very itchy scratched so hard caused skin to brake and cause sores that burn how do I heal them?

Several things. This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. Read more...

Having a bad herpes outbreak would that cause a bacterial infection in vagina?

Yes possible. Yu could have added secondary bacterial infection , see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment , you will need antibiotics . Read more...

My skin gets too dry if I shower more than once a day. Would that cause bacterial infections?

No. Dry skin itself does not cause bacterial infection. In fact, in your case by taking shower daily, you are likely reducing risk of bacterial infection. Many people have the dry skin, after taking shower, particularly in winter. You should apply lubricant such as petroleum jelly, or vaseline to the skin to protect breakdown of the skin. Once the skin breaks down, it does increase the infection risk. Read more...

Can you get misdiagnosis with herpes for somethin like yeast, bacterial infection, or a bladder infection?

Sometimes, yes. Atypical cases of herpes can be misdiagnosed as yeast, urinary tract (bladder) infection, and other STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia. But most genital herpes causes typical symptoms and signs that most doctors would accurately recognize (but of course some docs are more experienced than others). A more common reason for missing herpes is that it often causes no symptoms at all. Read more...

Can a bacterial infection on the anus be mistaken as herpes?

Sure. A small bacterial cystic lesion may certainly be mistaken for herpes, but a thorough exam with a history, and simple lab work or biopsy would be able to properly diagnose the lesion. Read more...