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can you get herpes on your arm

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is possible: Herpes simplex can occur on an arm. Herpes zoster (shingles) can also occur on the arm.
Dr. Robert Berger
41 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Can get it anywhere the skin is contacted by infected skin.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Lesion/virus contact: Herpes usually will not thrive on the skin of the arm, but if that is the case, there was some direct contact with either another person's herpes lesi ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Herpes which affects on mucus membrane of lip usually does not give disease on skin.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That : Is possible.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Little or no risk: There is no risk of herpes transmission from such an exposure. Don't worry about it.
A member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Doubtful: If the bottle cap contained spit contaminated with Herpes type two, it might cause a problem Type one is the most common and you are almost certainly ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Is the Zoster healed: If the Zoster is completely healed, start with good hygiene routine and add a good moisturizer for face and a cream like skinworx(available) on intern ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Herpes can appear throughout the body. Common infection of the skin or mucosa may affect the face and mouth (orofacial herpes), genitalia (genital her ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Tricky herpes: You can actually get herpes wherever the virus 'lands' and there is a break (scratch) in the skin or a mucous membrane (like the lips, genitals or eve ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Yesye yes: Yes

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