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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
My aunt , 50, is diagnosed with herpes . She has boils all over her body. What is the best treatment for her?
I had unprotected sex about 2 weeks ago. Ever since then i have been itching all over my body. I don't have any other symptoms. Is this herpes?
All over body itching, including vaginal area, excema like outbreak under arms and vaginal area had protected sex w/ someone who has herpes a week ago?
See your doctor: if you have systemic itching and get tested for STDs even if you had protected sex, check for potential scabies or other exposure to something else. You may need prescription grade antihistamine or antiviral, or antibiotics depending on the findings. Be safe, and don't delay. ...Read more
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