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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

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 your throat?

Can you get herpes in your throat?

Possibly: Blister-like lesions in your throat may be herpes, but more likely to be due to coxsackie virus infection causing a condition known as herpangina. Herpes simplex has the potential to produce lesions anywhere in the respiratory tract, but outside of the mouth it would be very unusual in a person who is not immune suppressed. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your thighs?

Can you get herpes on your thighs?

Yes: You can get herpes infection anywhere on your body. It is transmitted by contact. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your balls?

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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If you have herpes can you get the bumps on your legs?

If you have herpes can you get the bumps on your legs?

Herpes simplex: The outbreaks most commonly occur in the site of initial inoculation of the virus, but other areas can be involved. Lesions on the legs would be quite unusual but anything is possible, even when dramatically unlikely. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in your armpit from sex?

Can you get herpes in your armpit from sex?

Tricky herpes: You can actually get herpes wherever the virus 'lands' and there is a break (scratch) in the skin or a mucous membrane (like the lips, genitals or even the eye). Getting herpes in an armpit would seem unusual - and it would have to depend on 'what exactly' happened during the sex acts, but herpes is quite infectious so protection is always a good idea. Checking blood tests will help confirm. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes simplex in your (inner) ear?

Can you get herpes simplex in your (inner) ear?

Herpes Zoster Oticus: May be what you are referring to. This is actually caused by the varicella virus (chicken pox). See ramsey hunt syndrome. I am not aware of pathology of the inner ear proven to be caused by herpes simplex but it seems plausible. ...Read more

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Can you get a boil in your rectum?

Can you get a boil in your rectum?

Yes you can: Yes you can get a boil in your rectum. ...Read more

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Supposing you have herpes simplex 1 with outbreaks on your face can you get in in your genital area too?

Supposing you have herpes simplex 1 with outbreaks on your face can you get in in your genital area too?

Herpes: If you get Herpes type 1 on your face there is a little protection against getting genital heepes but not enough to prevent it....similarly about a third of genital herpes is type 1 and likely from Oral -genital contact. A condom will prvide some protection ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your forehead?

Can you get herpes on your forehead?

Yes: Herpes is a viral infection that can follow the nerves of the face (and lots of other nerves for that matter). The upper branch of the fifth cranial nerve (v1) innervates that area and the nerve can affect that particular area. Herpes infection in this area is called herpes zoster ophthalmicus. It will look like blisters. Can treat with antiviral. Need to have aggressive treatment if affects eye. ...Read more

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Can you get pimples in your mouth?

Can you get pimples in your mouth?

Abscess not pimple: A "pimple" located on the gums several (5-8) millimeters away from the gumline would often be a nerve that has gone bad in the tooth and either root canal treatment or tooth removal are recommended treatment. If it is located close to the gumline, then that is a periodontal (gum) abscess. See your dentist if you have any swelling in your mouth. ...Read more

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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

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I have herpes 1&2 i get tingling on buttocks and head? Is this normal?

I have herpes 1&2 i get tingling on buttocks and head? Is this normal?

Herpes simplex: Can be early symptoms of herpes outbreak. When this subliminal pain occurs it is not always followed by full blown lesions. It is not clear why different presentations occur in different individuals. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more