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From an August 2019 report. . .

https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1070456-clinical#b2

 

"An uncommon form of folliculitis is due to an infection with herpes viruses. This form of folliculitis can be caused by an infection by herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 and is found in areas adjacent to a primary cold sore. It is spread by shaving. These lesions appear as grouped or scattered vesicles. [18, 19]

Varicella-zoster virus may present with exclusive follicular involvement.  Most patients present with erythematous hyperkeratotic papules in a dermatomal distribution; however, dissemination can occur in immunocompromised patients. [20] In contrast to the characteristic lesions seen in most herpes infections, vesicles typically do not occur. Biopsy is often required to confirm the diagnosis. [19]"

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WilsoInAus

Again you only post this to scare people.

Bacteral folliculitis is a bacterial condition and very common. Herpes folliculitis describes multiple sores coming off the nerve endings. It has been described in a handful of cases only. It is not caused by shaving as this Dolly article suggests.

Remember descriptions such as folliculitis, balanitis and vaginitis are not conditions on their own. They are umbrella terms covering a range of causes and need an adjectival phrase.

Hence to have bacterial vaginitis or yeast balantis is zero indication of herpes.

 

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blurneworder
28 minutes ago, WilsoInAus said:

Again you only post this to scare people.

 

 

It's for informational purposes, not to scare anybody. 

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