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Can You Get Herpes On Your Armpit
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
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
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)
If you have herpes on your lip and you kiss your arm or hand would you get herpes on your arm or hand?
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?
Does HERPES TYPE 1 cause non itchy and painless red bumps like mosquito bites around the body and pain in the armpits?
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
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?
Reoccurring boils on genitals and buttocks since puberty, also in armpits for last few years. Hidradenitis suppurativa? Or herpes? Or something else?
Cystic lesions pubis: Best to seek in person doctor examination to determine the issue involved here. ...Read more
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 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
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.
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 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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