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Can You Get Herpes On Your 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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between pink eye and herpes viral infection of the eye? Can you get either one from herpes simplex on the lips?
Different virus: Although the term "pink eye" is somewhat vague, it typically refers to an infection caused by adenovirus, is quite common, and highly contagious. Herpes simplex is also a virus which can cause an eye infection, is much less common, and can potentially be much more serious. You will need to see your eye md to distinguish the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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