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Can you get herpes on your nose

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
52 years experience
Transmission: Herpes is a viral infection and if the virus is present on the nasal lining from direct or indirect transmission, this can occur. Best to see your oto... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
Obstetrics & Gynecology 43 years experience
Herpes: If you have been diagnosed with herpes then there is a good chance you will get recurrent lesions. There are antiviral medications that you can take t... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Likely: Cold sores are usually infections with herpes simplex virus type 1.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Or impetigo: Yellow crusty sores in the nasal area are usually impetigo (bacterial skin infection) - but if the sore is always in the exact same spot, and starts w... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Cold sore. : This is usually a viral outbreak, similar to zoster, that pops up when your immune system is distracted fighting off something else, hence the name. G... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Facial herpes: The first facial herpes infection usually involves the mouth. Recurrences can be anywhere on the face. Herpes on the nose probably is a recurrence. He... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
Not likely at all: Especially if that's the only symptom.
A male asked:
Dr. Roger Sherman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time whe... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audrey Lance
Gynecology 15 years experience
See a doctor: It is not likely to be herpes if it has been there for over a year. I am worried it could be something more serious, like Syphilis or chancroid. You s... Read More