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A 20-year-old male asked:

Does herpes spread around face and appear single spots like pimples but these get dry and flaky?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Rash: Not usually . Herpes looks like small groups of blisters. Other infectious conditions such as impetigo or folliculitis might be possible. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment of the rash.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Typically on lips or: Herpes typically occurs around the lips and causes pain and numbness. It does not spread on the face(not beyond the lips and nose area). It will cause pain and a blister or pimple.On the skin which takes 5-7 days to heal.

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Last updated Jan 20, 2016

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