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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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I have a small rash on my stomach directly above my waist line. It is very itchy and appeared out of nowhere a few days ago. Could it be herpes?

I have a small rash on my stomach directly above my waist line. It is very itchy and appeared out of nowhere a few days ago. Could it be herpes?

Very Unlikely: Sounds like INSECT bites.....(multiple such as those made by spiders or mites.....

Just a thought...

Hope it helps!
Dr Z
BTW an OTC Steroid Cream (CORTISONE CREAM OTC) may help! ...Read more

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Hey? Am having a rash all over my stomache and it's itchy. Little red bumps can it be herpes? Only my stomach

Hey? Am having a rash all over my stomache and it's itchy. Little red bumps can it be herpes? Only my stomach

Unlikely: Herpes usually affects a small patch of skin, not a large area (like your entire abdomen). There is usually a raised reddish area with a cluster of tiny fluid-filled blisters. They may itch, but usually there is tenderness over the skin even before the bumps appear and there is more pain or irritation than itching. The bumps open up and become tiny scabs as they heal. See a derm if it persists. ...Read more

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Could herpes give you a rash over your lower back, butt, chest, stomach, thighs, and lower legs?

Could herpes give you a rash over your lower back, butt, chest, stomach, thighs, and lower legs?

No: This description would be disseminated herpes and would indicate a severe immuno-compromised state. You would be very ill if it were the case. Rash is likely not due to herpes. Get an evaluation to identify the problem. ...Read more

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Had unprotected oral with a guy and a girl. Now white tongue. Sores in mouth Itchy rash, chills, stomach bloating gas, lose of appetite. Herpes Hiv?

Had unprotected oral with a guy and a girl.  Now white tongue. Sores in mouth Itchy rash, chills, stomach bloating gas, lose of appetite. Herpes Hiv?

Get checked: Any unprotected sex puts you at risk for HIV and all the other sexually transmitted diseases. It is worth getting checked out with a physical exam and some blood tests for HIV, syphillis, hepatitis, and depending on what the exam shows, maybe others. ...Read more

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Is possible to get HSV herpes on stomach and back?

Is possible to get HSV herpes on stomach and back?

Unusual: Herpes simplex is usually seen on the surface of mucous membranes or surrounding tissue. It produces "cold sores" and genital lesions. What I suspect is that you may be seeing herpes zoster on the abdominal wall or back. Usually this will be confined to one side and affect only the area of skin served by one nerve root. This is the virus that causes chickenpox & reactivates to shingles later. ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can water be applied to rashes of herpes zoster for washing?

Hello doctors, can water be applied to rashes of herpes zoster for washing?

Sure, water is OK: The temperature is the key. Your skin will react to water if the temperature is too cold or too hot, which could lead to more pain and obvious discomfort. Room temperature water can help ease the painful, uncomfortable skin of shingles. Make sure to wash your towels after the use. Be well. ...Read more

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Do herpes rashes itch?

Do herpes rashes itch?

They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition. ...Read more

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What can I use on herpes on stomach?

What can I use on herpes on stomach?

Herpes simplex: This is a somewhat unusual location for herpetic lesions. Would suggest getting one of these scraped and cultured for virus. If it is herpes simplex, one of the oral derivatives of Acyclovir may be adequate treatment. ...Read more

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If herpes is found on stomach would that be considered 1 or 2?

If herpes is found on stomach would that be considered 1 or 2?

Can't tell: Before the 1970s there was a fairly well-defined division of hsv 1 above the waist, hsv 2 below. For the most part, it's still true with about 80% hsv 1 being above the waist. The only way to tell is to culture the lesion when it is active. Interestingly, herpes zoster is sometimes difficult to differentiate from herpes simplex if it is not a complete dermatomal (linear) eruption. See your derm. ...Read more

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Could water be applied to rashes of herpes zoster?

Could water be applied to rashes of herpes zoster?

Yes: Just be gentile water will not harm the rash but it is very painful.
It is nerve pain so what may seem to be an innocuous thing could be very painful to the sufferer. ...Read more

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Just found out that am having Herpes Type 1 and started medication.but why is my body feeling hot within the chest, stomach and back? Please reply

Just found out that am having Herpes Type 1 and started medication.but why is my body feeling hot within the chest, stomach and back? Please reply

Details are everythi: Herpes type 1. First time? Where? Name and dosing schedule of "medication"? These often are triggered by fevers. Perhaps the herpes is caused by the fever. Your DR may be able to sort it out. There is probably some underlying illness. ...Read more

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I recently took the herpies test it came back negative I'm not in excruciating pain my question is can you get herpes on the side of your stomach?

I recently took the herpies test it came back negative I'm not in excruciating pain my question is can you get herpes on the side of your stomach?

Have rash checked: Herpes Zoster or shingles is characterized by inflammation and swelling of the covering of a nerve shaft or fiber. The skin over the path of the affected nerve frequently becomes inflammed and painful and frequentlly bubly lesions develop along the course of the nerve. This can be over any area of the body including the side of the abdomen. It would be wise to have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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Is there a lotion for herpes on stomach, back, and chest over-the-counter without perscription?

Is there a lotion for herpes on stomach, back, and chest over-the-counter without perscription?

If you have herpes: Zoster which it sounds like you need Valtrex (valacyclovir) pills that will get rid of it the fastest, u can use zovirax ointment u need a script for both, so see your doc or a doc. ...Read more

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What do herpes on stomach look like?

What do herpes on stomach look like?

8 classes of herpes: Well... Herpes occurring on the stomach would really be classified as shingles (still herpes... And actually chicken pox from when you were a kid coming back). Herpes in general effects mucous membrane areas such as the mouth, lips, nose, eyes, penis, anus and vagina. ...Read more

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Do rashes caused by herpes always result in hyperpigmentation? If so, how long does it last?

Do rashes caused by herpes always result in hyperpigmentation? If so, how long does it last?

Depends: Each person is different and some have hyperpigmentation and others have hypo usually have awhile the skin will return but there is always a chance it will be the same forever ...Read more

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Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

Does all herpes blisters and rashes always form a scab after it leaks fluid?

Usually: Usually, unless they are in moist areas that don't allow a definite scab. Please make sure those lesions have healed well before you think you are not contagious! ...Read more

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9 days ago I had protected sex and unprotected oral. I just noticed an area of two red line-like rashes on my underwear line next to testes. Herpes?

9 days ago I had protected sex and unprotected oral. I just noticed an area of two red line-like rashes on my underwear line next to testes. Herpes?

Here are some...: The described features and location of rashes hint low odd to be herpes, instead more likely to be heat rash in the form of intertrigo related with early skin fungal infection, which may be treated with anti-fungal cream with cream, but key point of care is still keeping the area less warm & moist as well as good general health with quality healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession. ...Read more

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What is the difference between allergic rashes and herpes?

What is the difference between allergic rashes and herpes?

Rash: Both allergy and herpes can cause a rash. How to tell one from the other is not within the scope of this social medium. So if you are suffering from a rash, please consult your provider. This much I can tell you: herpes is an infection but not allergy. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex cause rashes instead of blisters?

Can herpes simplex cause rashes instead of blisters?

Yes: Yes, classic lesions are blisters, but I have seen it cause anything from rashes to bullae (large fluid-filled blisters). However, it is important to evaluate other causes of rash and not just assuming it would be hsv, as it would be an atypical presentation. ...Read more

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Rashes on hands could be herpes simplex, what can I do?

Rashes on hands could be herpes simplex, what can I do?

Rashes: Hand rashes could be from many other causes such as contact dermatitis, allergic reaction to soup, other chemicals or eczema. See a doctor if you have recent close contact with someone known to have active herpes infection or if the rash persists! ...Read more

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Can lower pain in your stomach be a sign of genital herpes?

Can lower pain in your stomach be a sign of genital herpes?

Not likely: Abdominal discomfort without any outbreaks of herpes eruption isn't likely to be due to genital herpes. Discuss frequent abdominal discomfort with your physician. ...Read more

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