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what types of herpes are there and is there a difference?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes,: Herpes simplex has two types. Type 1 around the mouth and lips (sometimes called fever blisters or cold sores).Type 2 is below waist genitalia and rectum.Herpes zoster (shingles) is usually disease that occurs with patients that previously had chicken pox (varicella) and occurs in older individualsthese eruptions are most commonly distributed on the thorax but can appear anywhere on the body.
Answered on Jul 7, 2013
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