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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?
That: Is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 more
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
Herpes simplex: Not likely. But without seeing this and having more history impossible to exclude possibility. See a doctor and have them examine this. ...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 more
My baby has fluid blisters on his arm and then also on his face appearing just today. Could it look like herpes and be something else?
Rash: Rashes are so difficult to diagnose, without looking at them. Also, I don't know your baby's age. If baby is a newborn, he/she would more than likely be deathly sick with herpes. With older children, there are many rashes, like this. If itchy, it could be poison ivy. Chicken pox, also itchy, if baby has not been immunized against it. Herpes is very painful, and usually is not widespread, like thi. ...Read more
Will herpes produce a strong smell? Excessive sweating? I think it may be producing the same smell in my arm pits.
All over body itching, including vaginal area, excema like outbreak under arms and vaginal area had protected sex w/ someone who has herpes a week ago?
See your doctor: If you have systemic itching and get tested for STDs even if you had protected sex, check for potential scabies or other exposure to something else. You may need prescription grade antihistamine or antiviral, or antibiotics depending on the findings. Be safe, and don't delay. ...Read more
I got a customers salvia or spit on my arm then use anti bacterial stuff on my arm am I at risk for herpes from the spit?
Infectious Diseases: These questions that want to nit pick the to the very limit of medicine are hard to answer. The answer is yes, of course. But, the likelihood is so very rare that I as a physician want to ask why you are wasting even one moment worrying. The most important message I can give to all on this site about herpes is that every adult needs to have the herpes blood tests to see if they have herpes or not. ...Read more
I have possible herpes sores only on hands and arms. Had unprotected oral and vaginal sex about 3 weeks ago. Can this be herpes? What should I do?
I got blood drawn from my arm just for some lab work, would it detect genital herpes if I had them?
Genital herpes...: Is typically diagnosed with a swab from the affected area. It is not typically diagnosed with blood tests. ...Read more
I have hsv2 4/mo, no 2nd outbreak, daily valtrex (valacyclovir). I have rash on my arm that looks like herpes: a cluster of small white bumps. Should I be worried?
Could be herpes: Zoster or something else, please see your doc tomorrow. ...Read more
Lately I've had a few red bumps appear on my legs and one on my arm. They are red with a white head and go away fast could it be herpes?
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