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can you get herpes on your back

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
28 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Herpes virus is very contagious and can infect any part of the body. Herpes simplex is transmitted by touch or contact. Herpes zoster (shingles) occur ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: If an individuals partner had an oral herpes lesion during the time that he/she was kissing the individuals backside, then there could be a risk of tr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Herpes zoster virus sits in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord after a person has had chicken pox. It can result in shingles when the patient has decr ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
No: Herpes & shingles (herpes zoster virus) hide out in the body (nerve root) & reappear when triggered by stress (illness, emotional stress, etc). Usuall ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
25 years experience ADHD and Autism
No : Herpes 1 and 2 are both lifelong infections. The acute antibodies will return to normal but there are other antibodies that will always be elevated. T ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Unlikely : But not impossible. Even if the individual you shared a spoon with did not have an active outbreak, the virus could still be shedding and contactable. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Norman Knee
64 years experience General Practice
Have rash checked: Herpes Zoster or shingles is characterized by inflammation and swelling of the covering of a nerve shaft or fiber. The skin over the path of the affe ... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Herpes: It could be challenging and confusing to diagnose. Incubation could be 2-12 day after exposure. You may have painfulf burning blister, burning with u ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Unusual: Herpes simplex is usually seen on the surface of mucous membranes or surrounding tissue. It produces "cold sores" and genital lesions. What i suspec ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Reynoso
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not hsv: The symptoms of oral herpes are painful blisters, or ulcerations on your lips or the inside of your mouth. Herpes does not cause any lesions on the t ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Rivera Jimenez
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes: Untreated chlamydia might cause neonatal conjuctivitis and respiratory illness. Herpes might cause fetal neurological disease and need to perform a ce ... Read More

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