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Folliculitis vs. Herpes

Difference Between Folliculitis and Herpes

Folliculitis

Folliculitis is the infection and inflammation of one or more hair follicles. The condition may occur anywhere on hair-covered skin.
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Herpes

Any of several viral infections marked by the eruption of small vesicles on the skin or mucous membranes, especially herpes simplex.
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Folliculitis

Inflammation of a follicle, especially of a hair follicle.
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Herpes

(medicine) A viral infection, caused by Human alphaherpesvirus 1 and Human alphaherpesvirus 2, marked by painful, watery blisters in the skin or mucous membranes or on the genitals.
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Folliculitis

(medicine) Inflammation of one or more hair follicles.
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Herpes

An eruption of the skin, taking various names, according to its form, or the part affected, caused by a herpesvirus infection; especially, an eruption of vesicles in small distinct clusters, accompanied with itching or tingling, including shingles, ringworm, and the like; - so called from its tendency to creep or spread from one part of the skin to another.
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Folliculitis

inflammation of a hair follicle
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Herpes

viral diseases causing eruptions of the skin or mucous membrane
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Herpes

any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
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