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Symptomatic difference between genital herpes and candidiasis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   how can you tell the difference between genital herpes and canidiasis
User : the symptoms?

Doctor :   and candidiasis is an fungal infection
User :   is it transmitted via intercourse?

Doctor :   herpes is an viral infection
Doctor :   y do you need the difference
Doctor :   which one?
User :   because I'm wanting to know if I have some viral infection or if it's fungal. both women I've been with get frequent checkups and say that they haven't had any problems but a yeast infection is pretty common from what I've been reading

User :   redness under forskin that itches...sometimes get dry and flakes off

User :   just placed some Miconazole on it and the itching subsided
Doctor :   candidiasis is an fungal and it spreads through contact also.. but the common mode is it occurs in immunocompromised patients with aids

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