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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Herpes Simplex virus 1 & 2 can be a cause of sexually transmitted diseases or sometimes oral/oral contact. Herpes Simplex 1: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-sore/basics/definition/con-20021310 & Herpes Simplex ...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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How big can your herpes simplex rash be?

How big can your herpes simplex rash be?

Smaller than a coin: It is usually small enough that a dime would cover the entire thing. It can spread though. It can cover the entire body if there are lots of breaks in the skin or a suppressed immune system. ...Read more

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I've got a rash on my forehead between my eyes and on my nose. Is that a typical symptom of herpes simplex?

I've got a rash on my forehead between my eyes and on my nose. Is that a typical symptom of herpes simplex?

No: The most common condition affecting these areas in the way you describe is rosacea. You could also have shingles (zoster). Check with your ophthalmologist to rule out or treat these conditions. H simplex usually causes a very localized wet blistery lesion on the skin rather than a rash. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex affect other areas of the body, without direct skin to skin contact?

Can herpes simplex affect other areas of the body, without direct skin to skin contact?

No: Herpes Simplex stays fairly well contained and usually involves the mucous membranes. It should not affect areas without direct contact. All the best. ...Read more

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Herpes simplex one on head of my penis? Not sure who gave it to me, but should I confront the one with cold sore?

Herpes simplex one on head of my penis? Not sure who gave it to me, but should I confront the one with cold sore?

Herpes: Herpes is a viral infection of the skin. It always comes the first time from another person. Herpes on your penis could come from your penis contacting the virus in a woman's vagina, or a persons mouth or anus, or even their hand. It doesn't pay to confront anyone about where your infection came from, and you should use condoms for sexual activity. Herpes can be treated easily with pills, or cream. ...Read more

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Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Yes possible: Herpes (simplex) is contagious disease, possible to get infected by constant contact. Once infected will stay in the body for ever. ...Read more

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Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Can my baby get herpes simplex from her head being in close proximity to a cold sore? Also, how long can the virus live on skin?

Be very careful!: Herpes can be very dangerous in newborns up to age 1 month. HSV is transmitted by direct contact with infected sores or tissues. No kissing her until healed and frequently wash hands or use alcohol gel (like PurelĀ®), especially after touching your face. "Head in close proximity" probably is no risk. You might take anti-HSV Rx (e.g. valacyclovir). Call and discuss all this with baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have herpes simplex. I noticed a circular flat looks like a scab. It feels scaly to the touch. Could this be another herpes or skin irritation?

No: Herpes simplex occurs mostly in crops of lesions that look like a dew drops together. Your discretion does not fit it...unless these are healed Herpetic lesions that have scabbard over. ...Read more

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How can people get herpes simplex?

How can people get herpes simplex?

HSV - 1 ; 2: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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Can people die form herpes simplex?

Yes possible but: Is rare. Herpes simplex mostly confines to generals or oral cavity during the remissions virus stay dormant in the nerve roots, some times invades brain membranes may cause fulminant encephalitis, which is fortunately rare. ...Read more

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How do people contract herpes simplex?

Skin to skin contact: Other methods are possible, but not proven. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex always sexualy transmitted?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex always sexualy transmitted?

Sexual intercourse -: No. The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing or even sharing lipstick. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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Could you help with herpes simplex aids?

Could you help with herpes simplex aids?

Herpes Simplex: ; aids/hiv are two different entities. Can you please clarify specifically what your question is and re-ask. ...Read more

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How can I know if u have herpes simplex 1?

Medical evaluation: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. Hsv-1 can also cause genital lesions. See your dr or an std clinic for accurate assessment ; lab testing. ...Read more

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Can I get herpes simplex 1through a mans semen?

Can I get herpes simplex 1through a mans semen?

Herpes simplex,: As well as many other disorders, can be transmitted by exposure to bodily fluids, including semen. That's why we don't recommend unprotected sex. ...Read more

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Could you pick up herpes simplex by sharing food?

Could you pick up herpes simplex by sharing food?

Yes: It is shed in the saliva. ..It is not a usually way to pick it up but it can happen. We know mono (also a herpes family virus) is spread sharing drinks and food so it is logical that cold sore herpes simplex 1 could be too. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex shorten your life or kill you?

In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes significant morbidity (deaths). ...Read more

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Please help! What is the cause of herpes simplex 1?

Herpes Simplex Virus: (hsv) 1 causes most oral cases (i.e. Cold sores). However, hsv -2 can also infect the mouth/ oral area. ...Read more

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Any new techniques to avoid spreading of herpes simplex 2?

Any new techniques to avoid spreading of herpes simplex 2?

Suppressing herpes: Taking the suppression dose of a herpes medication may reduce your risk of transmission by fifty percent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herpes simplex 1?

Viral infection: Herpes simplex 1 viral infection is very common in children and presents with mouth infection, with fever, eating difficulty, and drooling. The children get better, but the virus stays dormant in the area causing recurrent fever blisters in later life. ...Read more

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Why did I get herpes simplex 1? Who could I have gotten this from?

Why did I get herpes simplex 1? Who could I have gotten this from?

Did you kiss someone: Or share glass ware, utensils or makeup with someone who has cold sores? ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is herpes simplex 6 and how is it contracted?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is herpes simplex 6 and how is it contracted?

Hepres 6: Human Herpes type virus (there are many) that causes a viral infection (usually in small children) with fever, irritabiliy, rash. Syndrom also known as sixth's disease. Though to spread via human saliva.
Also recent link to MS (multiple sclerosis)
Can reactivate later in life (like chicken pox that causes shingles) and for the most part in inmmune competent individuals, no problems ...Read more

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How do I kill herpes simplex on a bathtub?

Soap or any cleanser: Nobody ever catches herpes from the environment, e.g. by contacting bathtubs, toilets, towels, etc. There is no risk anybody will catch it, even if the bathtub is somehow contaminated with herpes simplex virus (HSV). However, if you want the extra security, just wipe it with any standard household cleaner, or soap and water. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral herpes simplex?

Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are the usual symptom of oral herpes. Primary infection may be associated with fever, more pain and redness around the vesicles. ...Read more

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more