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cold sores on arm or leg

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Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
This is something : I think would be better handled by your primary doctor.If they feel it's herpes outbreak monthly or more frequently:you could be prescribed medicatio ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Yes: You could get cold sores any place on your body if someone kisses you while they have an active cold sore.
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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Possibly: related. If you are suspecting a herpes infection, which is what causes cold sores , it would be helpful to see your Doctor to culture that fluid for ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
36 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Yes you can though rare.It depends on the site of the initial herpes infection.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Saurabh Bajpai
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Herpes can appear throughout the body. Common infection of the skin or mucosa may affect the face and mouth (orofacial herpes), genitalia (genital her ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not herpes : You cannot have genital herpes if you never had sex; genital herpes is unlikely to first show up as a rash on the thigh; and your description doesn ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No cause for worry: Herpes is not by such contact. To be ultra safe, mention this to your obstetrician. If she feels it necessary, you can have a blood test to see if you ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
21 years experience Podiatry
Tendinitis : Those symptoms are consistent with an inflamed tendon in the ankle area. Could also possibly be a nerve irritation based on the hot cold and sharp pai ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See a dermatologist: It is very difficult to be specific without being able to actually see the skin lesions. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment.
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