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Can You Get Herpes In Your Eyes
Lid or cornea: Herpes can infect the lids like herpes on any part of the skin of the body. It will self heal fairly quickly with no scarring. Herpes on the cornea makes the eye red, may affect vision and can cause serious scarring with loss of vision. This should be seen by your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more
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
Herpes: herpes is a transmittable virus from either a cold soar or sexual contact. It can be a serious eye infection. Avoid touching a cold soar and transmitting it to your eyes and potential sexual contact with bodily fluids is a bigger concern because this category of the virus (type 2) usually causes a more serious infection. It needs to be treated with antiviral a ASAP. ...Read more
Complex: There are different types of herpes infections in humans. The genital herpes virus usually does not affect the eye, but it can and does. Please see a corneal specialist for further evaluation. Please also speak to your doctor about treatment which will lessen your outbreaks. Feel better. ...Read more
Can i get herpes in my eyes by rubbing them a lot if I have a coldsore and go blind? And can I get herpes in other spots with my sexual fluids
How does herpes in the eyes look/act, do you get lesions in the eyes, or bumps ? How do doctors test for it?
In many ways.: Herpetic lesions especially involving the eyes is a potentially very serious matter. Go see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible! ...Read more
Can herpes appear other places than lips mouth eyes and genitals? I get cold sores on my lips often but now I have had breakout on hands arms back
Yes: Herpes can appear throughout the body. Common infection of the skin or mucosa may affect the face and mouth (orofacial herpes), genitalia (genital herpes), hands (herpetic whitlow), eye (herpes keratitis) and even brain (herpes encephalitis). Please consult your physician to make sure that you do not have a spread of herpatic infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Herpes flares up in the eyes because it is already in that persons body. You can only catch herpes type I from someone else if you are immunosuppressed. Type II herpes is transmissible but requires direct fluid contact and this is unlikely in an ordinary breath. Also there are many reasons for sores in the mouth and your friend might have one of the other causes. ...Read more
Yes : Herpes can cause an eye infection in 2 different ways, at least. If someone is directly exposed to the virus in the eye, it can cause an infection like pink eye. However, it can also erupt on the eye like a fever blister does from an infected nerve long after the intial exposure. This can be treated with antiviral eye drops, but can lead to corneal scarring and vision loss. Get an exam if exposed. ...Read more
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