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Got rashes. Dermatologist thinks it is herpes. Is there any test to get confirmation?

Im wondering, one day at work i started to chaf a few hrs before i had to go home. I do live in arizona where it is pretty hot. Lately my pants have been fitting pretty snug and tight. I was wondering could this be a friction rash or maybe thigh rash. I saw a Dr. about it she said probably bacteria or fungal she did a test with a light. Then saw a dermatologist and with out doing any type of test she just immediately said herpes can it be something else?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Thanks for your query

If your dermatologist has diagnosed a particular skin condition as herpes, then i am sure that it has to be herpes.

Without having a look at the exact skin lesions, it might be very difficult to comment upon the exact diagnosis of the skin condition that you are having.

I would advise you to either follow the advise of your dermatologist or you can ask a direct query on this forum and attach the pictures along so that a dermatologist can see the exact skin lesions and then advise accordingly.

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Wed, 12 Jun 2013
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