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Can You Get Herpes On Your Arm
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
If you have herpes on your lip and you kiss your arm or hand would you get herpes on your arm or hand?
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Please help I was chewing on a plastic bottle cap and spit landed on my arm and then I wiped my eye and the spit got in to my eye will I get herpes?
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
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
My roomie has shingles under his armpit, how can I prevent to get herpes zoster from him? (I had varicella when I was a kid)
Ice for the pain: If the herpes infection is gone and this is just the residual pain and burning after shingles, then applying an ice pack tends to give some relief. Sarna lotion may also help, and topical Lidocaine can be soothing as well. There are also stronger prescription medications that can help too. If there is an active herpes infection, then that should be treated with anti-viral meds asap. ...Read more
I am in the medical field and contacted herpes type 2 on my arm. How can I treat it? How cautious should I be?
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Also zovirax (acyclovir), (acyclovir) Acyclovir and topical zovirax (acyclovir) ointment can be used to treat herpes. It decreases symptoms and shedding time of the virus but is not a cure. Contagion is a critical issue if you work with newborns or people who are immune compromised. In healthy individuals it is highly unlikely to be contracted without intimate contact or without direct contact to mucous membrane or broken skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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