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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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Walked around bare foot and put PJ bottoms on and my feet touched the inside part of where my genitals sit can I get genital herpes this way?

Walked around bare foot and put PJ bottoms on and my feet touched the inside part of where my genitals sit can I get genital herpes this way?

Genital herpes: No. You get this virus by direct person to person contact with open lesions or fluids like semen, vaginal secretions, saliva, and so on. You do not get this by self inoculation. ...Read more

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If sores spread from penis to foot. Are those herpes?

If sores spread from penis to foot. Are those herpes?

probably not: Usually herpes will reactivate the initial site of infection and rarely travels around the body unless you have severe compromise of your immune system which i assume you don't since you didn't mention it. Sounds like 2 different processes at work here. ...Read more

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I have a blister on the heel of my foot that my dermatologist thinks could be herpes. Is this possible?

I have a blister on the heel of my foot that my dermatologist thinks could be herpes. Is this possible?

Yes, possible.: It can happen if someone with active lesion or history of herpes infection touches to your heal area it can make a lesion appear in that area. It got to be skin to skin contact. It is unusual but it may happen . Usually it occurs when loose or improperly fitting shoes rub against the skin surfaces of the foot. Any rubbing on selected spots of the foot can eventually lead to blister formation. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs

How can you tell the difference between jock rash and herpes? I had athletes foot then got the rash on the inner thighs

Tines cruris: The rashes look different. Definitive diagnosis is made by culturing a scraping for fungus . This will also tell you what type of fungus it is because different ones will have different characteristics. Viral culture of a vesicle will prove whether herpes simplex is present. Put your socks on before your underpants. Many times the underpants touch your toes and bring fungus into your groin. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting herpes from a used doe-foot applicator from a foundation sample at a drugstore which was applied directly over my acne?

What are the chances of getting herpes from a used doe-foot applicator from a foundation sample at a drugstore which was applied directly over my acne?

Not likely,but: I'm unclear as to what the ingredients are, but I doubt that it would be a likely possibility.However I don't approve of using used applicators on other people's skin. ...Read more

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If you have sores on penis, does it spread on your foot? Can you call it herpes?

If you have sores on penis, does it spread on your foot? Can you call it herpes?

Herpes won't spread: It's almost impossible to diagnose sores on the penis (or other parts of the body) without seeing them. Herpes would not spread to the foot. ...Read more

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Blister on bottom of foot popped it and it oozed clear keeps coming back. Could it be herpes?

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Blister on bottom of foot popped it and it oozed clear keeps coming back. Could it be herpes?

Probably not: A blister on the bottom of your foot that comes back is likely a friction blister, and not herpes. You should evaluate getting different shoes! ...Read more

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I am currently being treated for genital herpes, culture not back to confirm. I also have a rash on neck,feet, arms. Is this all herpes?

I am currently being treated for genital herpes, culture not back to confirm. I also have a rash on neck,feet, arms. Is this all herpes?

Unlikely: Herpes lesions are usually localized.. what you may have is an allergic rash in response to medication or something else. Your treating physician should be able to investigate. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed with herpes 2. Never had blister in my genital area. But had a blister on my hand and one on my foot. Never had a cluster. Is this herpe?

Was diagnosed with herpes 2. Never had blister in my genital area. But had a blister on my hand and one on my foot. Never had a cluster. Is this herpe?

Genital herpes: Presence of genital lesions is not required to be diagnosed with herpes. You may have never had a visible or felt outbreak and yet you may harbor the virus. It may, however, reactivate and cause an outbreak that you might be aware of. ...Read more

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