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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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If I was diagnosed with herpes on my forehead only. And it has not spread anywhere else can I get genital herpes?

If I was diagnosed with herpes on my forehead only. And it has not spread anywhere else can I get genital herpes?

Two types of herpes: HSV-1 is the type that usually occurs on the mouth or lips -perhaps you were kissed on your head? which would explain the somewhat unusual presentation of the infection. Genital herpes is HSV-2, a different virus, and is acquired sexually. Although there is some (minimal) cross-protection, the best thing to do is practice safe sex. That's barrier protection in this case! Herpes spreads by contact. ...Read more

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If someone has herpes and I kissed her from the cheeks , forehead and eyes (not lips) will i get infected with Herpes? ..is it so easy to acquire it?

If someone has herpes and I kissed her from the cheeks , forehead and eyes  (not lips) will i get infected with Herpes? ..is it so easy to acquire it?

Easy but...: Oral herpes is easy to catch, because many adults have it, but it presumably requires getting some saliva or kissing areas with sores. Nobody really knows what happens if a person just kisses "other" facial areas of a herpes patient. Oral herpes is considered a normal, universal infection in humans because so many people have it. A blood test can tell if one has herpes even if he never gets sores. ...Read more

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I have herpes 1&2 i get tingling on buttocks and head? Is this normal?

I have herpes 1&2 i get tingling on buttocks and head? Is this normal?

Herpes simplex: Can be early symptoms of herpes outbreak. When this subliminal pain occurs it is not always followed by full blown lesions. It is not clear why different presentations occur in different individuals. ...Read more

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Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Can you get oral herpes from someone who u don't kiss but she gives u head but doesn't have any open sores or cold sores and I had no cuts on my d?

Possible but unlikel: Hi Roy. It's possible for someone to shed the herpes virus and be asymptomatic. People with oral herpes may secrete the virus 2% to 9% of the time when they are not having sores. That being said, if they are asymptomatic and secreting the virus, the amount of virus being shed is much less. You can be tested for infection. I would recommend knowing your sex partner And both of you testing for STD ...Read more

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Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? 
Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Yes possible: Herpes ( simplex ) is contagious disease , possible to get infected by constant contact . Once infected will stay in the body for ever. ...Read more

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Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? 
Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Be very careful!: Herpes can be very dangerous in newborns up to age 1 month. HSV is transmitted by direct contact with infected sores or tissues. No kissing her until healed, and frequently wash hands or use alcohol gel (like PurelĀ®), especially after touching your face. "Head in close proximity" probably isn't a risk. You might take anti-HSV Rx (e.g. valacyclovir). Discuss all this with the baby's pediatrcian ...Read more

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I have a small bump its smooth under the head of my penis could this be genital herpes and i did get a cold i don't know if it was the flu help!

Asked and Answered: If you are truly positive your HIV doctor has already tested you for everything. I do not understand what psychological benefit you are getting out of repeatedly asking us the same questions here on health tap. Having watched you do this month in and month out makes me wonder about your emotional stability. I would advise you sign off of health tap and go see a real physician. It is past time. ...Read more

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I was diegnosed with herpes type 2 nine years ago .since then I beleive my groin and breath smell .not nice kind of smelly bad bacteria. My gp says it's all in my head .but after swabs in groin I always get fungil infection their . Point 2 .I've had bells

I was diegnosed with herpes type 2 nine years ago .since then I beleive my groin and breath smell .not nice kind of smelly bad bacteria. My gp says it's all in my head .but after swabs in groin I always get fungil infection their .
Point 2 .I've had bells

Separate problems: Neither HSV2 nor genital herpes can cause altered breath or groin odor, and herpes rarely causes recurrent inflammation or irritation in the groin. These are entirely separate problems. Your question is cut off at "bells", but maybe you mean Bell's palsy? That problem can be related to HSV1, but rarely if ever to HSV2. Discuss w/ your doctor, or get truly expert care at your nearby NHS GUM clinic. ...Read more

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I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

I have 2 tiny red bumps on each thigh. They have a white head. Is this herpes? I also get a slight burning feeling in my groin, hips, low back and legs constantly.

See Your Doctor: The description and symptoms given do not sound typical for Herpes however more info is needed such as duration, your medical history (recent/past) and more. Additionally, diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. The causes for "bumps" are quite numerous: infection, allergy, disease-related, and more. Suggest you see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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So my boyfriend has these bumps on his forehead and he says that the bumps don't hurt could it be herpes?

So my boyfriend has these bumps on his forehead and he says that the bumps don't hurt could it be herpes?

Does not sound like: herpes. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...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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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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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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A breastfeeding mother has herpes on forehead, scalp and looks like her lips are swollen..what to take?

A breastfeeding mother has herpes on forehead, scalp and looks like her lips are swollen..what to take?

Glad you asked but..: It's important for this mother to see a doctor, first, to confirm the diagnosis, and, second, to get the right treatment. Oral antivirals like acyclovir & valacyclovir are modestly helpful in treating Herpes Simplex Virus. Meanwhile,the mother must be very careful not to let her baby contact her skin rash. Hand washing before caring for the baby is also important. ...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