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can you get herpes on your breast

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Herps simplex virus is a rare cause of breast infection. Few cases of maternal-infant transmission of the virus during breast-feeding resulting in nip ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
Not usually: Since herpes normally lives in the mouth or genital regions, it is difficult to get herpes from anywhere else; that being said, if the other person ha ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes: You get herpes where you are infected with it. It does not or cannot move or transfer to another part of a body. If your blood tests show that you ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Worrisome issue: Herpes is more worrisome in some respects than some std's.Spread of the germ to a baby prior to or during delivery may result in a devastating neonat ... Read More
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Dr. Pablo Rodriguez
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please do not worry : Herpes is a virus that can be passed on to the baby only during the birth process. Herpes does not cause infertility and can't be transmitted through ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No, but with sex you: may. Kissing and sucking her breast will not transmit genital herpes to you. If you have sex with her, even with a condom, and even if there is not le ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Zoster or simplex?: Do you mean herpes zoster (shingles) or herpes simplex? Zoster is unlikely to be a problem. Operations on the face and eyes can trigger reactivation o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: you can get oral herpes by sharing drinks. Exchange of fluid is a good medium for the virus to transmit from person to person. If you need to discus ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Never: See a dermatologist so you can better deal with whatever you really have.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need exam: I don't know until i examine it. You should go to see your md to check it out. It could be just folliculitis/infection in the root of the hair, could ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Only...: ...If, through poor hygiene, virus-contaminated secretions are smeared by unwashed hands on the breast.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely not: No, this is not likely herpes. I would see your MD for evaluation. Itching sounds like allergic reaction. Anyone else in family have these symptoms?

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