Herpes is a group of viruses and it has 8 variants
Shingles is caused by Herpes Zoster [Varicella Zoster] Virus, a type of Herpes Virus.
Usually presented with painful rash and blisters on one side of the body
It is the same virus that causes Chicken pox. After Chicken pox is cured, the virus stays in the body and can reactivate in the adulthood to cause shingles in some people
Herpes is caused by Herpes simplex virus. , can be oral herpes caused by HSV 1, and genital Herpes caused by HSV 2.
Both cases present as white blisters around mouth or around genitals
If pain bothers more, and if it sound like nerve pain, it is probably shingles
Herpes presents with blisters, fever and soreness around blisters.
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