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A 47-year-old member asked:

I have only heard of herpes on the genitals or the mouth. can it appear on other parts of the body, even the chest area?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Herpes can occur in any area of the body. It is usually passed through the skin or mucosal surfaces of the body and will cause a vesicular eruption on an erythematous base at the site of inoculation.

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