A 36-year-old female asked:
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I had a skin outbreak 5 years ago, started as a pimple the became a puss filled rash that covered my arms, body and thighs. Allergy test was negative, blood tests showed nothing, healed after 3 to 4 wks. Was it herpes?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Not likely.: Herpes apparently occurs regularly with trauma and sun exposure. This seems more like poison ivy or some staph infection of a skin pore that got out of control.
Answered on Oct 14, 2017
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