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Can Herpes Break Out On Your Face
I had a genital herpes blister that popped and the liquid from it got on my face. Is it likely I will break out on my face now?
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Confusing question: Herpes and warts are different problems. Warts are rare on the face, and I doubt you have them. Warts do not clear up with washing, whether you also have herpes (either oral or genital). It sounds like you need to see a doctor or clinic for advice and to learn more about these conditions. An NHS GUM clinic would be an excellent place for highly expert, lifestyle-sensitive care. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes allergic reactio: It can cause a condition called erytema mutiforme which is a bullseye rah on extremities amd in immunosupressive individuals the virus can involve non skin areas. It can recur at regular or irregular periods and results in pain with nerve involvement, although uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have nieces and nephews I am worried about holding them or kissing them on the head etc what cautions should I do so I can't give them herpes ?
Yes, but not likely: Each individual place that a herpes virus invades is subject to recurrent appearances (that is what a cold sore is). This can happen in the skin anywhere on your body. However, it would be unusual for 3 separate spots (face, neck and chest) to have outbreaks at the same time if you never had it before. An exception may be if your immune system is very weak (like taking steroids). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I touch the herpes infection with a latex glove then take off the glove then touch my face will the glove protected me and keep me safe ?
Yes: The gloves are protective. That's why we physician wear gloves sometimes. ...Read more
Does herpes always have sores - I have a few spots on my bottom that have a small white head but have not blistered or opened they do not itch or hurt?
HSV1: Hi, HSV1 (Herpes 1) can travel along the sensory nerve of trigeminal nerve as the virus stays dormant in sensory Trigeminal ganglia, therefore it could lead to recurrences in the face and the oral, labial, and ocular mucosa. Although it usually reoccurs in the same spot as the primary infection has happened. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely at all: Especially if that's the only symptom.Get a more detailed answer ›
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