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Can you get herpes on your forehead?

Can you get herpes on your forehead?

Yes: Herpes is a viral infection that can follow the nerves of the face (and lots of other nerves for that matter). The upper branch of the fifth cranial nerve (v1) innervates that area and the nerve can affect that particular area. Herpes infection in this area is called herpes zoster ophthalmicus. It will look like blisters. Can treat with antiviral. Need to have aggressive treatment if affects eye. ...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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Its thats true? You can get herpes in l-arginine? I have past symptom herpes zoster in my left side forehead. Im planing to take l-arginine bodybuild

Its thats true? You can get herpes in l-arginine? I have past symptom herpes zoster in my left side forehead. Im planing to take l-arginine bodybuild

Not been proven: Herpes is a virus infection, so can be transmitted by contact with another person who has a herpes infection or who carries the virus. Herpes simplex 1 and 2 are the common oral and/or genital herpes infections that people call "herpes". (herpes zoster is shingles, caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox.) contradicting information for lysine and arginine is all over the internet. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Get regular STD screenings
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Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
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Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
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Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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Would herpes scatter on my face like acne or would it be condensed to one side? I am having a breakout on my forehead, cheeks, chin, and beside my lips. Im concerned it may not be acne.

Would herpes scatter on my face like acne or would it be condensed to one side? I am having a breakout on my forehead, cheeks, chin, and beside my lips. Im concerned it may not be acne.

Just one side ??: Blister like lesions affecting only one side of your face could be a herpes virus, the zoster virus, but it would tend to be only in one of those areas at a time. H.Simplex, the cold sore virus, can be small blisters in a cluster anywhere on your face but still tends to localize to one area.If you have eczema, some of these viruses can spread to more than one area at a time.It may be worth a visit. ...Read more

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How can I reduce pain after an attack of herpes zoster on the right forehead which also damaged my right eye?

How can I reduce pain after an attack of herpes zoster on the right forehead which also damaged my right eye?

See your doctor: The pain that occurs with an active zoster lesion often requires narcotics for control. A few patients will experience long-term pain after the zoster has cleared. This is from nerve damage and can be treated with many medications. You will need to see your doctor for pain management. ...Read more

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Can herpes show up as a rash on your forehead and arm without showing up anywhere else (i.e. mouth/genitals)?

Can herpes show up as a rash on your forehead and arm without showing up anywhere else (i.e. mouth/genitals)?

Yes: Disseminated herpes virus infection can show up on face arm anywhere. Get checked by a doctor if tou have this rash so appropriate diagnosis can be made and treatment can be started. ...Read more

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I've got a rash on my forehead between my eyes and on my nose. Is that a typical symptom of herpes simplex?

I've got a rash on my forehead between my eyes and on my nose. Is that a typical symptom of herpes simplex?

No: The most common condition affecting these areas in the way you describe is rosacea. You could also have shingles (zoster) . Check with your ophthalmologist to rule out or treat these conditions. H simplex usually causes a very localized wet blistery lesion on the skin rather than a rash. ...Read more

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