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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

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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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)

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)

You can't get it: A person might get chickenpox from exposure to debris from weeping sores of shingles. (If they never had chickenpox) You cannot catch shingles (Zoster) from a person with shingles. ...Read more

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What causes you to get herpes on your arm?

What causes you to get herpes on your arm?

Lesion/virus contact: Herpes usually will not thrive on the skin of the arm, but if that is the case, there was some direct contact with either another person's herpes lesion or self inoculation by failing to wash your hands. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Doubtful: If the bottle cap contained spit contaminated with Herpes type two, it might cause a problem Type one is the most common and you are almost certainly immune to that type. ...Read more

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Does Oral Herpes blisters show up in the armpits?

Does Oral Herpes blisters show up in the armpits?

It's possible: HSV can occur anywhere on the skin and in the oral cavity.
While it's possible for HSV to cause a blister in the armpit (axilla) it is less common. Tissue from scrapings of the lesion can be tested for HSV by immunofluorescense staining or PCR DNA testing. ...Read more

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I am so freaking right now I'm confuse and scared if I got h.i.v or herpes I got an oral ulcere and im uncomfortable with my armpit pain if urinating?

I am so freaking right now I'm confuse and scared if I got h.i.v or herpes I got an oral ulcere and im uncomfortable with my armpit pain if urinating?

Herpes? STD?: HIV is not a likely cause. Herpes could cause multiple oral ulcers, usually not just one. Painful urination could indicate an STD like gonorrhea, chlamydia, or herpes, especially if there is also discharge from the penis. (But I haven't a clue how to interpret armpit pain when urinating.) Anyway, see a doctor -- you're not going to get a conclusive answer here or any other online source. ...Read more

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Last month I had blisters around genital area and one on my armpit this month got same but also blisters on both armpits. Herpes? If yes, which type?

Last month I had blisters around genital area and one on my armpit this month got same but also blisters on both armpits. Herpes? If yes, which type?

Difficult to tell: Isolated, painful small blisters around the genitalia suggests hsv I or ii but the, axillary blisters throws a little wrench into the works. May be something else entirely and should be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have herpes. Been taking antivirals. Now, I have itchy armpits, testicles and skin. My testicles and neck is painful. I feel fatigue. Do I have hiv?

I have herpes. Been taking antivirals. Now, I have itchy armpits, testicles and skin. My testicles and neck is painful. I feel fatigue. Do I have hiv?

Get tested: The only way to know for sure is to get tested. The fatigue can be a symptom of HIV infection, but it is very nonspecific and could be caused by a lot of other things. ...Read more

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I have slight thrush on tongue, sinusitis, and slight rash on my armpits, dry cough, but I think it may be allergies from pollen? Herpes or hiv????

I have slight thrush on tongue, sinusitis, and slight rash on my armpits, dry cough, but I think it may be allergies from pollen? Herpes or hiv????

Lowered resistance.: Thrush can be seen in generally healthy individuals who become ill with a viral infection, like mono or viral pneumonia or from antibiotics or use of inhaled corticosteroid iinhalers without rinsing the mouth. Herpes is more likely to give a cluster of red papules like a cold sore. Get Rx for the thrush. Always wise to get hiv test if you have had unprotected sex, especially if thrush persists. ...Read more

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What should I do when herpes in my arm burns?

What should I do when herpes in my arm burns?

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

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Can a person have herpes outbreak on their arm?

Can a person have herpes outbreak on their arm?

Yes: Herpes can infect virtually anywhere on the surface of the body. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a rash on my arm could be herpes?

Is it possible that a rash on my arm could be herpes?

Possible: Sure, it's possible, but it's impossible for me to say based on the information provided. Herpes would give you small blisters (and later shallow ulcers) on top of red skin. ...Read more

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I have a round bumpy rash on my arm. Could this be herpes?

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

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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

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Can I treat herpes on my arm with lip herpes medication?

Can I treat herpes on my arm with lip herpes medication?

Possible: Yes, you can treat herpes on your arm with herpes lip medication. It will only work, though, if it is really herpes on your arm. ...Read more

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I have herpes lesions on right side chest, arm pit, and back. Never a cold sore. What type of herpes is this?

Herpes zoster: Your chosen topic tags show you already know about herpes zoster (shingles). Almost certainly that's what you have. I hope you are on treatment with valacyclovir or similar drug, sometimes accompanied by prednisone or other steroid drug. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will herpes produce a strong smell? Excessive sweating? I think it may be producing the same smell in my arm pits.

Will herpes produce a strong smell? Excessive sweating? I think it may be producing the same smell in my arm pits.

NO: The odor and the sweating have not the slightest association with any form of herpes. If you think this could be a medical problem, see a DR. ...Read more

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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

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I got blood drawn from my arm just for some lab work, would it detect genital herpes if I had them?

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

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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?

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?

Folliculitis: The most common explanation for scattered self-limiting minute pustules is infected skin pores. An antibacterial soap, avoidance of scratching and scrupulously cleaned fingernails are useful to prevent skin infections. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more