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A 32-year-old male asked:

cluster of 4 small blisters on wrist, no pain or itching, nothing ever around genitals, could it be genital herpes?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Very unlikely: Neither HSV2 (the usual cause of genital herpes) nor HSV1 (almost all oral herpes) is likely to involve the wrist. Herpes zoster (shingles) is the only herpes infection that would do this. See your doctor if more lesions appear or if it becomes painful, or if you otherwise remain concerned.

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