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Create a table comparing the causative organism, symptoms, and treatment of the following bacterial and viral infections.

Bacterial infections:

Viral infections:
Herpes simplex
Herpes zoster

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In this solution we create a table that indicates the causative organism, symptoms, and treatment for a series of infections.

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Bacterial origin: The most common causes are staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria

Symptoms: Fever, pain or tenderness in the affected area, redness or inflammation (hot to the touch) of the infected skin area, sore rash, tight, glossy, or "stretched" appearing skin, hair loss, joint stiffness, and nausea and vomiting can also be associated with a cellulitis infection

Treatment: Antibiotics to kill the bacteria causing the infection

Bacterial origin: In particular caused by streptococcus, staphylococcus and MRSA

Symptoms: Single or many pus-filled, easily popable blisters that leave reddish raw skin underneath when popped, itchy blisters, a spreadable red skin rash, and skin lesions can also present on the face.

Treatment: For less severe cases, a topical antibiotic cream for the skin and routine washing of the affected area with antibiotic soap will suffice, but for more severe infections, an oral antibiotic will be prescribed by the physician.

Furuncles (aka boils)
Bacterial origin: ...

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