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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 u get herpes on ur face?

Can u get herpes on ur face?

Yes: Herpes on the face most commonly presents in form of "cold sores" on the lip or in the nose. It can, however, present anywhere on the face as a cluster of bumps filled with clear fluid. ...Read more

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Does herpes spread around face and appear single spots like pimples but these get dry and flaky?

Does herpes spread around face and appear single spots like pimples but these get dry and flaky?

Typically on lips or: Herpes typically occurs around the lips and causes pain and numbness. It does not spread on the face(not beyond the lips and nose area). It will cause pain and a blister or pimple.On the skin which takes 5-7 days to heal. ...Read more

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How long do herpes blisters on the face take to develop? If i go get abreva will it start to go away?

How long do herpes blisters on the face take to develop?  If i go get abreva will it start to go away?

Herpes: 90% of those who get infected with herpes do not have 'blisters' or other outbreak symptoms. The other 10% have a varied experience and not many get acute sores in the post infection phase. I know you are asking a million questions about this, but there is little to help you with this very difficult virus. Only time will tell if you got infected unless your blood tests show an old infection. ...Read more

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Make up pallete touched an old cold sore patch from a year ago that was faced down. I used the pallete and touched my phone. Can I get herpes whitlow?

Make up pallete touched an old cold sore patch from a year ago that was faced down. I used the pallete and touched my phone. Can I get herpes whitlow?

Herpes: Herpes is a virus and requires living tissue to live. An old cold sore pad from a year ago will not have any live virus on it. Also, herpes is generally spread when it is active with erupted lesions. There is no cause for alarm in this case you have described. ...Read more

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Could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

Could you get infected with your own genital herpes on the face with urine?

Very unlikely: Transfer of HSV infection to another part of the body (auto-inoculation) sometimes occurs during the first few weeks after catching the virus. Once someone has had genital or oral herpes more than 2-3 months, auto-inoculation is very rare. Use common sense hygiene, i.e. wash hands after toilet, and limit hand contact with face/eyes during genital herpes outbreaks. Otherwise no worries about it. ...Read more

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Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face ?

Can you get infected with genital herpes if you touched your own urine and then touch your face ?

Herpes: That sounds very unlikely. Herpes can spread fairly easily through contact with body fluids. When in doubt, a blood test can confirm or exclude herpes 1 or 2. ...Read more

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If you put your finger on someone's pocket that has genital herpes and then touch your face will you get infected?

If you put your finger on someone's pocket that has genital herpes and then touch your face will you get infected?

No risk: Herpes is transmitted only by direct skin-to-skin contact. For genital herpes, only by intercourse, not hand-genital contact. And no STD can be transmitted through clothing. ...Read more