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Can you get herpes from sweat

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Herpes simplex: No, you will not get this from sweat.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No, probably not: Herpes is not transmitted by sweat, as far as is known.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Spread of herpes HSV: Hsv does not 'burn through' condoms but it certainly can be passed from one person to another by contact with infected body fluids that may be on the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Miliaria?: No STD can cause symptoms in less than a day. If not much inflammation (redness, etc), your suspicion of miliaria (blocked sweat pores) sounds like a ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Taylor
Dermatology 47 years experience
Very Different: Genital herpes are grouped vesicles (small blisters) on an area of red skin that often recur ing the same spots. Sweat bumps do not have blisters an... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probably not herpes: This doesn't sound like herpes. A recurrent herpes outbreak could occur in a skin crease, but it's not typical. And a first herpes outbreak would be a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes : Herpes is not easy to catch. It has to be skin to skin or fluid to skin carrying the virus. It is not transmitted by towels, toilet seats etc. Hope... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes: Genital herpes usually infects skin somewhere between the belly button and thighs. 98% of those who have hsv type 2 will have their infection somewhe... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Control not eliminat: It is generally possible to control herpes but not to eliminate it. It tends to remain dormant in nerves.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: You can contract herpes on any part of the body. All that is required is exposure to the virus.

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