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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Technically yes: However, this is not common for the average person with herpes. Excema herpeticum is the more widespread eruption of herpes that can be seen in patients with bad eczema o atopic dermatitis. Also, those who are immunosuppressed can have more severe presentation of herpes. Seeing it all over the body is not likely though. ...Read more
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See your primary doc: It means you need to see your primary care doctor to start working you up for what disease (of many possibilities) is causing it. ...Read more
Does a dermatologist order blood work if you're having random rashes over the body that come and go?
If you were to get hives from reacting badly to medicine, do the hives have to appear all over the body or can they be in a tiny spot only?
Hives from: a medication allergy are generally all over (and can be dangerous if this swelling occurs in the upper airways!!) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
If you have an infection in your abdominal area can it effect other parts of your body like your back and make u sick?
Maybe: What kind of infection? Where is the infection? Has it been adequately diagnosed ; treated with appropriate antibiotics? Infections can cause fevers ; discomforts in various areas. Needs a doctor's evaluation ; treatment. ...Read more
Are there any ways to stop the spread of chicken pox on your body once you already have it? Answer please!
Can you develop shingles inside your body without showing a rash externally? if so what are the symptoms?
Internal shingles: Hello. Yes you can. Shingles on the internal organs can cause flu-like symptoms as headaches, chills, body aches, nausea and fever. Internal shingles however are rare More advanced signs include painful swelling of the lymph nodes and mouth blisters. Brain swelling is rare. ...Read more
If you get muscle aches from genital herpes, do they usually occur before a breakout? Would they be all over or just in legs?
Muscle aches /herpes: This could be due to herpes viremia and may be all over. There is recorded cases of meningitis associated with herpes recurrence but surprisingly the patients did not have skin lesions. But it does point to the fact that disseminated viremia can occur post initial infection f/u/ w /doc , infectious disease https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2095052/ ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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