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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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Can you get herpes on ur chest and if so what does it look like?

Can you get herpes on ur chest and if so what does it look like?

Yes: Herpes on the body is called herpes gladiatorum. It looks like one or more small blisters close to each other, each 1 mm in size. The area might be red. Later the blisters burst and the area becomes wet and shiny. ...Read more

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I had sex with a woman 3WEEKS LATER I get these small pimples on chest and have a genital herpes break out with a cold. Could I have hiv.

I had sex with a woman 3WEEKS LATER I get these small pimples on chest and have a genital herpes break out with a cold. Could I have hiv.

Not HIV: The rash of a new HIV infection is not pimple-like, and occurs along with fever, sore throat, lymph node enlargement, etc. Three weeks is too long for onset of new herpes and HIV doesn't cause cold symptoms like stuffy nose or cough. If you remain worried, visit the Public Health STD clinic at Harborview (which I used to direct) to check out your symptoms and herpes, and maybe HIV testing. ...Read more

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If a person has herpes 2 can she get it on her breast under?

If a person has herpes 2 can she get it on her breast under?

Herpes: You get herpes where you are infected with it. It does not or cannot move or transfer to another part of a body.
If your blood tests show that you are in fact positive for herpes type two and you have outbreaks or a history of sores on your genitals then the breast is not genital herpes. ...Read more

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Can u get herpes by sucking on a woman breast?

Can u get herpes by sucking on a woman breast?

Yes: Herps simplex virus is a rare cause of breast infection. Few cases of maternal-infant transmission of the virus during breast-feeding resulting in nipple lesions have been documented and only two cases have been reported in nonlactating women.
So you can get if the female is infected. But dose not come from the milk, herpes can be passed on during skin-to-skin contact. ...Read more

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Just wondering if you get diagnosed with herpes does that make you sterile? Or can it affect breast feeding your baby as I have a 9 wk and 3 day baby

Just wondering if you get diagnosed with herpes does that make you sterile? Or can it affect breast feeding your baby as I have a 9 wk and 3 day baby

Worrisome issue: Herpes is more worrisome in some respects than some std's.Spread of the germ to a baby prior to or during delivery may result in a devastating neonatal encephalitis that leads to death or permanent disability. A new case acquired after the kids birth is unlikely to affect breast feeding unless s/he has contact with lesions. The germ stays away from your fallopian tubes so sterility is unlikely. ...Read more

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Drinking water of call girl. I don't know her status. Touching her breast, buttucks, panty and also bath towel by hand. No sex, no kiss. By this get herpes?

Drinking water of call girl. I don't know her status. Touching her breast, buttucks, panty and also bath towel by hand. No sex, no kiss. By this get herpes?

Yes: You can get oral herpes by sharing drinks.
Exchange of fluid is a good medium for the virus to transmit from person to person.
If you need to discuss this further, we can set up a consult and evaluate the issue further
best wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Can herpes spread to the chest?

Can herpes spread to the chest?

Yes, anywhere: For herpes, I suggest BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), a fat soluble antioxidant, available without a prescription. Take a total of 2 grams per day, in divided doses. Lesions should start clearing up in several days. Don't drink alcohol when taking BHT. Download free e-book, "Wipe out Herpes with BHT" by Steve Fowkes. You can also dissolve BHT in coconut oil, and apply topically. ...Read more

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How long do a herpes rush stay on your chest?

Unusual: Is this herpes simplex (odd location), or herpes zoster (only on one side of body in nerve root distribution)? Either, if the diagnosis is correct should not last longer than 10-14 days, but this depends on many factors including your immune status and whether this is primary or recurrent infection, etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have herpes on your face and neck and chest?

Is it possible to have herpes on your face and neck and chest?

Yes, but not likely: Each individual place that a herpes virus invades is subject to recurrent appearances (that is what a cold sore is). This can happen in the skin anywhere on your body. However, it would be unusual for 3 separate spots (face, neck and chest) to have outbreaks at the same time if you never had it before. An exception may be if your immune system is very weak (like taking steroids). ...Read more

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Little spots on my neck and chest, could it be? Herpes?

Herpes simplex: Not likely, but not impossible. Would need to see these to diagnose. ...Read more

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Just found out that am having Herpes Type 1 and started medication. But why is my body feeling hot within the chest, stomach and back? Please reply

Just found out that am having Herpes Type 1 and started medication. But why is my body feeling hot within the chest, stomach and back? Please reply

Details are everythi: Herpes type 1. First time? Where? Name and dosing schedule of "medication"? These often are triggered by fevers. Perhaps the herpes is caused by the fever. Your DR may be able to sort it out. There is probably some underlying illness. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the looks of a pimple to herpes? I'm getting them on my chest and my four head and all over. Red with out white heads

What's the difference between the looks of a pimple to herpes? I'm getting them on my chest and my four head and all over. Red with out white heads

Mucous membranes: Herpes simplex occurs on mucous membranes. Herpes-zoster occurs on specific areas of skin in a nerve root distribution. Random pimples probably aren't herpes. Herpes lesions always have a blister in the middle of them early in the eruption. Then they crust over. Only way to be sure is to have an examination. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a lotion for herpes on stomach, back, and chest over-the-counter without perscription?

Is there a lotion for herpes on stomach, back, and chest over-the-counter without perscription?

If you have herpes: Zoster which it sounds like you need Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills that will get rid of it the fastest, u can use zovirax ointment u need a script for both, so see your doc or a doc. ...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?

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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I have little bumps on my chest, could these be herpes? I do have genital herpes could I have spread it to my chest?

I have little bumps on my chest, could these be herpes? I do have genital herpes could I have spread it to my chest?

Unlikely: Herpes generally attaches to moist areas like mouth, genitalia, eyes - although it is rarely seen on the finger and other areas. If there is a pattern of sores seen intermittently - in the same area- and you are concerned- your dr. Can do a culture of these areas with a swab. This test is accurate - assuming there is enough virus on the swab.
Genital herpes is very very common - unlikely on chest. ...Read more

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Have herpes & breaking out on lip, neck, & chest. I have family visiting this Sat. Is it advisable that I cancel their trip to avoid infecting them?

Have herpes & breaking out on lip, neck, & chest. I have family visiting this Sat. Is it advisable that I cancel their trip to avoid infecting them?

May not be herpes: Herpes simplex can be anyplace in the body. This may not be herpes based on your description. A visit to your health care provider to diagnose and treat this is needed. Herpes is spread by direct skin to skin contact. And is less contagious once on treatment with an antiviral. Your health care provider can help you evaluate this ...Read more

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Burning in upper chest, neck, and into arms for over a week. Is this a symptom of herpes?

Burning in upper chest, neck, and into arms for over a week. Is this a symptom of herpes?

Explanation: Burning sensation can be caused by herpes. But, my opinion, that this is something else because your area of burning are large, and you need evaluation by doctor. And herpes will be visible within one week. ...Read more

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I have only heard of herpes on the genitals or the mouth. Can it appear on other parts of the body, even the chest area?

I have only heard of herpes on the genitals or the mouth. Can it appear on other parts of the body, even the chest area?

Yes: Herpes can occur in any area of the body. It is usually passed through the skin or mucosal surfaces of the body and will cause a vesicular eruption on an erythematous base at the site of inoculation. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the left side of my back and chest in a line. It bubbled and it hurts to breathe. Some say herpes others say shingles. What is it?

I have a rash on the left side of my back and chest in a line. It bubbled and it hurts to breathe. Some say herpes others say shingles. What is it?

Shingles: One-sided, severe, burning/stinging/aching pain with an associated rash is shingles until proven otherwise. See your Family Doc to start meds: Valtrex, pain medication, and sometimes steroids. Hopefully, the process can be managed and aborted. The worst-case scenario could involve months of pain that need to be managed with next-level medications. ...Read more

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Herpes zoster/shingles pain in chest area (risk of postherpetic neuralgia). What can I do?

Herpes zoster/shingles pain in chest area (risk of postherpetic neuralgia). What can I do?

See your doctor.: Although there is not a “cure” for shingles- valacyclovir (valtrex), Acyclovir (zovirax) ; Famciclovir (famvir) can help symptoms. Narcotics (i.e., codeine), tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline), anticonvulsants (neurontin) as well as localized numbing medications can be used for pain. Cool bath or compresses over the rash may v pain/ itching. ...Read more

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I have skin colored to pink bumps that come and go randomly on my neck, chest, and scalp. They're itchy and have now spread to my gf. Not herpes.

I have skin colored to pink bumps that come and go randomly on my neck, chest, and scalp. They're itchy and have now spread to my gf. Not herpes.

Scabies?: Is a possibility as well as other possible causes such as bug bites so see a doctor to get it diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have been having some rashes on my hand and chest and was wondering if it could be herpes or hiv. I tested + for herpes 1 and - for HIV after 32 day?

I have been having some rashes on my hand and chest and was wondering if it could be herpes or hiv. I tested + for herpes 1 and - for HIV after 32 day?

Rash: Generalized heretic lesion tend to be red raised lesions with a pustular center. Generally isolated not in crops necessarily. As to HIV skin manifestation ms can be many most not primary as much as secondary to other agents. Should seek medical attention and get appropriate testing especially if high risk lifestyle. ...Read more

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After being diagnosed w/genital herpes noticed small red pustules around face, neck, chest area. Consistently/seemingly same exact locations?

After being diagnosed w/genital herpes noticed small red pustules around face, neck, chest area. Consistently/seemingly same exact locations?

There are two types: Herpes comes in two viruses. One is type one (used to be called simplex or 'oral' herpes) and type two (used to be called 'genital' herpes). You only get herpes in one location. The same infection does not move or migrate. It sure sounds like you also have herpes type one. I would advise a blood test to prove or disprove this. ...Read more

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I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

Herpes: No. Herpes is not a rash that is extensive. It is a small very painful cluster of blisters. Now, reactivated Chicken Pox, or SHINGLES, can be a one sided extensive rash. But, it usually includes very painful blisters. ...Read more

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Can genital herpes makes UR whole body itch such as chest back legs is it UR nervous system that causes the itch?

Can genital herpes makes UR whole body itch such as chest back legs is it UR nervous system that causes the itch?

No I do not believe: That genital herpes can cause total body itching, but rather localized itching. Something else is likely going on ...Read more

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Could herpes give you a rash over your lower back, butt, chest, stomach, thighs, and lower legs?

Could herpes give you a rash over your lower back, butt, chest, stomach, thighs, and lower legs?

No: This description would be disseminated herpes and would indicate a severe immuno-compromised state. You would be very ill if it were the case. Rash is likely not due to herpes. Get an evaluation to identify the problem. ...Read more

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A friend of mine had genital herpes, she is complaining about getting swollen lymph nodes in the neck & pimples on chest. Is it normal?

Two kinds of Herpes: Genital herpes does not affect face or upper part of the body. The symptoms you describe need medical attention. Consult your medical doctor. Hope this is helpful information. ...Read more

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Can HPV n herpes be causing me chest pain n trouble breathing or lead to cancer, my legs keep bulging/burning around my left knee n groin what is this?

Can HPV n herpes be causing me chest pain n trouble breathing or lead to cancer, my legs keep bulging/burning around my left knee n groin what is this?

See a doctor: And do this ASAP. You cannot be diagnosed over the internet and what your symptoms are telling you is that you may be seriously ill. Go and see someone right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will herpes cause pain in sternum?

Herpes simplex: You can have herpes esophagitis, particularly if your are immunosuppressed. That is not uncommon in late stage hiv/aids and that can cause substernal pain. If you have sternal pain without any skin eruptions would strongly suggest you see a doctor asap and get fully assessed. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause burning pains in the nipple?

Perhaps: Herpes outbreaks can occur basically anywhere, even though they are most common in the genital and oral areas. I would certainly have this further evaluated and not assume it is a lesion since there are so many other things that could also cause this pain. ...Read more

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Can herpes give you a blister/bump on your nipple?

Can herpes give you a blister/bump on your nipple?

Yes: Yes you can get herpes lesions anywhere on your body. They may appear as tiny blisters or bumps. You need to see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more