A 29-year-old male asked:
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Can a genital herpes outbreak take the form of shingles on the cheek?The first outbreak years ago was bc of HSV 1, no test done this time.

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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Not likely: Shingles is moat often attributed to the chicken pox (hsv family), not genital (hsv2). Dr can test, if indicated for clarification.
Answered on Feb 20, 2013
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