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Can you have herpes all over your body?

Can you have herpes all over your body?

Yes, but rarely: There are several different types of herpes virus. The chicken pox virus (varicella) is a type of herpes virus which does cause blisters to form in an "all over" (ie. Disseminated) pattern. The herpes virus which causes oral sores or genital ulcers (hsv) would very rarely cause a "disseminated" infection. This is unlikely to happen unless a person has an extremely weak immune system (ie. Hiv/aids). ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me if the mother has herpes, would the baby have herpes all over its body?

Could you tell me if the mother has herpes, would the baby have herpes all over its body?

See below: If the mother has active herpetic lesions at birth there is a possibility that they could transfer this virus to the child. Talk to your obstetrician about your case and the possible treatments available to minimize the risk to your child. ...Read more

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Does herpes make your body itch at night?

Does herpes make your body itch at night?

Localized itching: Herpes can itch, but not all over. It would only itch in the location where you had the lesions. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Can you get herpes anywhere on your body?

Yes: Herpes virus can infect any part of the body. It is transmitted by touch or contact. ...Read more

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Can our body fight off herpes on its only?

Can our body fight off herpes on its only?

Yes: most of the time oral or genital herpes resolve on its own in 10-15 days. however if you are immunosuppressed or on steroids long term then meds may be needed ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about herpes on the body?

Please make : Your question more specific. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more