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can you get herpes on your armpit

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Herpes can appear on the armpit or axillary region.
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A member asked:
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 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
You're in luck...: Shingles comes from within. A person who had varicella in childhood should have immunity to varicella, and should have varicella virus remaining insid ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
You can't get it: A person might get chickenpox from exposure to debris from weeping sores of shingles.( If they never had chickenpox) You cannot catch shingles (Zoster ... Read More
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 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.
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 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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
GENITAL ARMPIT BUMPS: SOUNDS LIKE HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA. SEE A DERMATOLOGIST WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED!
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: No.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
No: No...Herpes causes painful lesions.

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