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Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Yes: Herpes virus can infect any part of the body. It is transmitted by touch or contact. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

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


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Can you get herpes in different areas of your body?

Can you get herpes in different areas of your body?

Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) can cause infections that affect the mouth, the face, the genitals, the skin, the buttocks, and the anal area. In general, type i, also known as herpes labialis, causes infections above the waist, most commonly as oral cold sores. Type ii infections occur mainly below the waist, leading to genital herpes. ...Read more

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Could my body kill herpes and get rid of it?

Could my body kill herpes and get rid of it?

If you have: Recurrent herpetic lesions- it will not be "killed". However there are methods to help control the infection. ...Read more

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Could you get your genital herpes to other parts of the body?

Could you get your genital herpes to other parts of the body?

Very unlikely: Transfer of an HSV infection from the area first involved to another area is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during the first infection, i.e. within several weeks of catching the virus. After that, the immune system prevents auto-inoculation. If someone has had genital or oral herpes more than a few months, it is very unlikely s/he will ever self infect other places on the body. ...Read more

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How is it that immune system can get rid of HPV in body and can't for Herpes? Isn't HPV more harmful and complex than Herpes? What's the difference?

How is it that immune system can get rid of HPV in body and can't for Herpes? Isn't HPV more harmful and complex than Herpes? What's the difference?

Good question: The body's defense systems combats infection to eradicate from the human body, a complex interaction between the host (the body) and the invading orgsnism usually is the case, in case of Herpes, the virus remains dormant, undetected by the immne system radar in some cells and some nerve roots, once body resistance wanes for a reason or another it flares up until the body fights it back ...Read more

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Had my first oral herpes 1 breakout more than a week ago. Am I immune to get it genitally or my body hasn't had the time to produce enough antibodies?

Had my first oral herpes 1 breakout more than a week ago. Am I immune to get it genitally or my body hasn't had the time to produce enough antibodies?

Herpes Types I & II: Herpes is a virus that we used to classify as Type I (oral) and Type II (genital). However with sexual practices, Type I can end up in a Type II location on contact and vice versa. This includes yourself as well as sexual contact with others when the lesions are present. ...Read more

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I had sex with a girl and the only part of my body that came in contact with her was my penis, could I get herpes outbreaks on my face?

I had sex with a girl and the only part of my body that came in contact with her was my penis, could I get herpes outbreaks on my face?

Probably not but...: It's possible, you've just exposed your entire body to whatever she has and visa versa. There are things worse than herpes. That being said, usually the herpes lesions on the face is a different from the genitals. For more see www. Peedoc. Com or follow @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Herpes started on penis 8 years ago I get 1 a month. Moved to anus 5 years ago. Now moved to below buttocks, and red streak in groin nodes. Why does it keep moving to different parts of body.

Virus spreads: Heroes or hsv comes in type 1 ; 2. Type 1 is less virulent less spread and typically a single reoccurring blister. Type 2 more likely spreads and has several blisters. To avoid either type from spreading or infecting partner should take antiviral (valtrex (valacyclovir) or acyclovir) if having blisters more than 3 times a year should stay on the meds daily for suppression a year or two so gets immunity. ...Read more

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How did I get herpes?

How did I get herpes?

From someone else: You get herpes from someone else who has it. Hsv-2 is usually transmitted sexually. Hsv-1, the cause of cold sores, is often acquired earlier in life through close personal contact that isn't sexual. ...Read more

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How can you get herpes?

How can you get herpes?

From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Sometimes, infected persons can transmit herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores, so prevention is not always possible. Most adults have had oral herpes, as it is so common. ...Read more

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How does one get herpes?

How does one get herpes?

Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your butt?

Can you get herpes on your butt?

Herpes: Genital herpes usually infects skin somewhere between the belly button and thighs. 98% of those who have hsv type 2 will have their infection somewhere in this region. Herpes is usually transmitted skin to skin. So, yes, the butt, while rare is in the realm of possibilities. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from a towel?

Can you get herpes from a towel?

Herpes: Herpes is not easy to catch. It has to be skin to skin or fluid to skin carrying the virus. It is not transmitted by towels, toilet seats etc.

Hope that helps you not be worried. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get of herpes?

Is it possible to get of herpes?

Control not eliminat: It is generally possible to control herpes but not to eliminate it. It tends to remain dormant in nerves. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your balls?

Yes: You can contract herpes on any part of the body. All that is required is exposure to the virus. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your back?

Can you get herpes on your back?

Yes: Herpes virus is very contagious and can infect any part of the body. Herpes simplex is transmitted by touch or contact. Herpes zoster (shingles) occurs in dermatomes or skin infected by chicken pox virus that lies dormant in the nerves and usually triggered by stress. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes multiple times?

No: There are two types of herpes: hsv-1 and hsv-2. You can get each one once, but the virus then lives forever in your nerve cells, and can cause recurrent outbreaks. ...Read more

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Where can I get tested for herpes?

Where can I get tested for herpes?

Any doctor or clinic: Any doctor's office or clinic should be able to test for herpes, either with a swab specimen from a lesion or by blood test. ...Read more

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Can you have herpes all over your body?

Can you have herpes all over your body?

Yes, but rarely: There are several different types of herpes virus. The chicken pox virus (varicella) is a type of herpes virus which does cause blisters to form in an "all over" (ie. Disseminated) pattern. The herpes virus which causes oral sores or genital ulcers (hsv) would very rarely cause a "disseminated" infection. This is unlikely to happen unless a person has an extremely weak immune system (ie. Hiv/aids). ...Read more

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Can I get herpes if I'm still a virgin?

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Can I get herpes if I'm still a virgin?

Yes: Any contact between infected mucosa and your genital area, be it oral sex or just outside contact with infected tissue without overt penetration, can potentially lead to transmission of the infection. ...Read more

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Can u get herpes from touching some one?

Can u get herpes from touching some one?

Probably not: In adults, there is no risk from non-intimate touching. For example, if someone has genital or oral herpes, nobody is at risk just from things like shaking hands, hugging, etc. Also little or no risk from hand contact with someone's infected genitals or mouth. Without sex or kissing, there is little or no risk. ...Read more

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Can our body fight off herpes on its only?

Can our body fight off herpes on its only?

Yes: Most of the time oral or genital herpes resolve on its own in 10-15 days. However if you are immunosuppressed or on steroids long term then meds may be needed ...Read more