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Which one leaves a scar? Genital herpes or boils?
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Both
Either.

In brief: Both
Either.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
I agree, however- uncomplicated herpetic lesions are noted for healing without scarring. If the herpetic lesion becomes infected by bacteria - then scarring is certainly possible and more likely.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Morel likely boils
Herpetic lesions typically do not leave scar eventhough they can cause severe pain when the occur. Boils may leave scars if large and severe enough to causr distorsion of the tissues in center the infection/boil, at times causing the tissues to die, medically known as necrosis.
If it is mild and treated early enough, scarring can be avoid.

In brief: Morel likely boils
Herpetic lesions typically do not leave scar eventhough they can cause severe pain when the occur. Boils may leave scars if large and severe enough to causr distorsion of the tissues in center the infection/boil, at times causing the tissues to die, medically known as necrosis.
If it is mild and treated early enough, scarring can be avoid.
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