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How did i get herpes simplex on my eyelid?

How did i get herpes simplex on my eyelid?

Touch: Herpes simplex is quite contagious. If there was contact of the eyelid with virus, that is all that it takes. For example, touching a cold sore and then rubbing the eye can spread the infection to the eyelid. Remember, it could also be herpes zoster (chickenpox virus). Best to have it professionally evaluated. ...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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Should you stop using steroid nasal sprays if you get a herpes outbreak in the eyelids?

Should you stop using steroid nasal sprays if you get a herpes outbreak in the eyelids?

Good idea: There could be some cross over and steroids eliminate your defenses against viruses. If you are chronically using nasal steroids, it is best to have an evaluation by an otolaryngologist because long term use of these sprays can be problematic. ...Read more

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Can you get just one herpes sore on the upper part of eyelid almost at eyebrow?I just recently wk ago got over my initial outbreak of hsv2 am panickin

Can you get just one herpes sore on the upper part of eyelid almost at eyebrow?I just recently wk ago got over my initial outbreak of hsv2 am panickin

Yes: Herpes (type 1 or 2) can occur anywhere on the body that has been infected with the virus. If you are concerned that this might be herpes, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Small cluster of blisters/sores on eyelid. Herpes?

Small cluster of blisters/sores on eyelid. Herpes?

Shingles???: First condition that comes to mind is possible shingles, a re-activation of the chicken pox that commonly effects that particular nerve branch. Definitely need to go in and be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Small single white bump in the "wet" part of eyelid, close to my eye. It doesn't hurt, itch or irritate. About 1 millimeter small. Can this be herpes?

Small single white bump in the "wet" part of eyelid, close to my eye. It doesn't hurt, itch or irritate. About 1 millimeter small. Can this be herpes?

Probably not herpes: If this dot is next to the colored part of the eye on the nasal or temporal side, it is probably a normal structure called the pingueculum. It might have a slightly yellowish tint. This is your eyes protection against wind, dust and uv light. ...Read more

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I put abreva on my oral herpes, and 30 min later I touched my eyelid with same finger. Is it possible my eye(lid) is effected with hsv-1?

Spreading HSV 1: Yes, it is possible. You must be very careful after touching any active herpetic lesions. It is not uncommon these days to see HSV 1 or 2 in places we used to not see them. If you start having any pain or redness or visual changes in that eye I would be checked by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can you get herpes?

How can you get herpes?

From herpes viruses: A person can get herpes from another person's fresh herpes sores. The other person may have sores on his or her genitals, lips, fingers, etc..., and transmit viruses by touching the uninfected person. Sometimes, infected persons can transmit herpes even when they don't have visible fresh herpes sores, so prevention is not always possible. Most adults have had oral herpes, as it is so common. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get of herpes?

Is it possible to get of herpes?

Control not eliminat: It is generally possible to control herpes but not to eliminate it. It tends to remain dormant in nerves. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes from a towel?

Can you get herpes from a towel?

Herpes : Herpes is not easy to catch. It has to be skin to skin or fluid to skin carrying the virus. It is not transmitted by towels, toilet seats etc. Hope that helps you not be worried. ...Read more