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can you get herpes on your neck

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Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can get herpes (and also shingles) on any part of your skin.

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
HSV: If you never had it before and an infected mucous membrane touched broken skin on you neck it is possible. ONly you know if this is likely.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can get cutaneous herpes anywhere you have skin.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes: Es. And even when they have dry lips. That all is true if their herpes infection is on their lips.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Unlikely: The herpes virus will not transmit through skin that is free of cuts/sores. It sounds like the contact was minimal.
A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Little or no risk: Self-transfer of herpes to another body site is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during the very first HSV infection, so if you're still i ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
This isn't herpes: For initial herpes, usually no tingling before sores appear. Tingling is mainly a symptom of recurrent herpes; in that case, it lasts only a day or tw ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
No: Very unlikely to transmit. But still appropriate to use barrier method with intercourse.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: This would be rather unusual. Coxsackie virus will produce a condition known as herpangina which involves the fauces and pharynx and looks very much ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Yes: Herpes simplex is a virus that can appear almost anywhere on your body.
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