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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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What does herpes on the neck look like?

What does herpes on the neck look like?

Herpes simplex: Just as it does everywhere else. These lesions begin with a tiny elevation of skin, progressing to a blister which breaks down and forms a shallow ulcer. ...Read more

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I think I was exposed to oral herpes, and my neck as an itch is that a sign of oral herpes?

I think I was exposed to oral herpes, and my neck as an itch is that a sign of oral herpes?

Usually not: Oral herpes lesions are seen on the lips and inside the mouth or what we call you mucosal surfaces. They are not going to cause itching in your neck. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes on your neck if someone touches you with their bare hand. I mean just their hand can you get herpes from that?

Can you get herpes on your neck if someone touches you with their bare hand. I mean just their hand can you get herpes from that?

HSV: If you never had it before and an infected mucous membrane touched broken skin on you neck it is possible. ONly you know if this is likely. ...Read more

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Can a kiss with a girl that has herpes on the neck with no visible or oral legions cause herpes on the neck? And if so how long will it take symptoms

Can a kiss with a girl that has herpes on the neck with no visible or oral legions cause herpes on the neck? And if so how long will it take symptoms

Herpes: 90% of those who get herpes do not get lesions, sores or symptoms. Blood testing for an acute exposure takes two routes. There is igm and igg antibody testing. The igm, if positive, is a sign of a new or acute infection. Igg antibodies represents a previous or 'older' infection. One cannot rely upon symptoms to tell them they have been exposed to a new herpes infection. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes on my neck from scratching an active sore on my gential and not washing my hands?

Can I get herpes on my neck from scratching an active sore on my gential and not washing my hands?

Little or no risk: Self-transfer of herpes to another body site is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during the very first HSV infection, so if you're still in your original outbreak, be careful to wash hands after contacting genitals and avoid rubbing your eyes. But no risk for recurrent outbreaks: the immune system prevents auto-inoculation. ...Read more

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As a follow up lip herpes, ganglion on neck, increased athletes foot, swollen and raw throat behind the uvula, could it be confused with hiv?

As a follow up lip herpes, ganglion on neck, increased athletes foot, swollen and raw throat behind the uvula, could it be confused with hiv?

Home test for HIV: If you are concerned about HIV infection and are not inclined to visit your doctor for a test, as you have been advised, you may purchase a home test kit (from cvs) for a confidential test result. ...Read more

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How long does tingling happen before first outbreak of herpes. I get itching neck pain lower back pain now tingling for over 4 days now?

How long does tingling happen before first outbreak of herpes. I get itching neck pain lower back pain now tingling for over 4 days now?

This isn't herpes: For initial herpes, usually no tingling before sores appear. Tingling is mainly a symptom of recurrent herpes; in that case, it lasts only a day or two before the outbreak itself shows up. Your symptoms don't sound at all like herpes, which doesn't cause tingling without sores and rarely if ever causes low back pain. So good news, this isn't herpes. See your doctor if symptoms continue. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be the link between: low fever, herpes, swollen tonsils / other neck ganglions? I took an aspirin to reduce the fever sensation. What else?

What could be the link between: low fever, herpes, swollen tonsils / other neck ganglions? I took an aspirin to reduce the fever sensation. What else?

Maybe strep throat: A person can get herpes lip sores recurrences when he is stressed with another infection such as a strep throat. His primary care doctor can do a rapid strep test and get a result in 5 minutes. Antibiotics are needed for strep throat. ...Read more

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I get a herpes blister on my neck. Can I transmit the virus through kissing or intercourse if my parter doesn't come in contact with the sore itself?

I get a herpes blister on my neck. Can I transmit the virus through kissing or intercourse if my parter doesn't come in contact with the sore itself?

Maybe risk orally: If the herpes diagnosis is correct, the main risk is from direct contact with sore. Probably HSV1, originally acquired orally. If so, maybe a chance you have virus in the mouth during your neck outbreaks; probably best to avoid kissing or performing oral sex at those times. It's unlikely you have a genital infection, so no risk from intercourse. She could be tested to see if infected and immune. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have herpes on your face and neck and chest?

Is it possible to have herpes on your face and neck and chest?

Yes, but not likely: Each individual place that a herpes virus invades is subject to recurrent appearances (that is what a cold sore is). This can happen in the skin anywhere on your body. However, it would be unusual for 3 separate spots (face, neck and chest) to have outbreaks at the same time if you never had it before. An exception may be if your immune system is very weak (like taking steroids). ...Read more

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Have herpes & breaking out on lip, neck, & chest. I have family visiting this Sat. Is it advisable that I cancel their trip to avoid infecting them?

Have herpes & breaking out on lip, neck, & chest. I have family visiting this Sat. Is it advisable that I cancel their trip to avoid infecting them?

May not be herpes: Herpes simplex can be anyplace in the body. This may not be herpes based on your description. A visit to your health care provider to diagnose and treat this is needed. Herpes is spread by direct skin to skin contact. And is less contagious once on treatment with an antiviral. Your health care provider can help you evaluate this ...Read more

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Wet lips touch neck herpes risk since one that did it has herpes. Saliva wet lips. She might be getting a sore is there a risk?

Wet lips touch neck herpes risk since one that did it has herpes. Saliva wet lips. She might be getting a sore is there a risk?

Herpes: 75% of americans have herpes. 90% of them do not get any outbreak. If you have not had a herpes blood test it is much more likely that you already have been exposed then that this would be a new exposure. And, the bad news continues. Having a sore or not in no way is predictive of contagiousness. Viral shedding happens when there is no sore just as often as it does not happen when one has a sore. ...Read more

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Odds of getting herpes from a kiss on the neck?

Odds of getting herpes from a kiss on the neck?

Slim: There is a small chance that herpes simplex virus I or II can be transmitted when lesions/sores are not present. It's possible that infected people "shed" the virus without any symptoms. Herpes is not spread by contact with saliva. It is spread by contact with skin where herpes virus is present. It is unlikely, even with a lesion on the lip that kissing someone on the neck will transmit the virus ...Read more

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Little spots on my neck and chest, could it be? Herpes?

Little spots on my neck and chest, could it be? Herpes?

Herpes simplex: Not likely, but not impossible. Would need to see these to diagnose. ...Read more