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Can I treat herpes on my arm with lip herpes medication?

 Can I treat herpes on my arm with lip herpes medication?

Possible: Yes, you can treat herpes on your arm with herpes lip medication. It will only work, though, if it is really herpes on your arm. ...Read more

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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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How do I treat herpes on my arms?

How do I treat herpes on my arms?

Herpes: The only effective way to treat herpes is to see your doctor for a prescription for antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am in the medical field and contacted herpes type 2 on my arm. How can I treat it? How cautious should I be?

I am in the medical field and contacted herpes type 2 on my arm. How can I treat it? How cautious should I be?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Also zovirax (acyclovir), (acyclovir) Acyclovir and topical zovirax (acyclovir) ointment can be used to treat herpes. It decreases symptoms and shedding time of the virus but is not a cure. Contagion is a critical issue if you work with newborns or people who are immune compromised. In healthy individuals it is highly unlikely to be contracted without intimate contact or without direct contact to mucous membrane or broken skin. ...Read more

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I am currently being treated for genital herpes, culture not back to confirm. I also have a rash on neck,feet, arms. Is this all herpes?

I am currently being treated for genital herpes, culture not back to confirm. I also have a rash on neck,feet, arms. Is this all herpes?

Unlikely: Herpes lesions are usually localized.. what you may have is an allergic rash in response to medication or something else. Your treating physician should be able to investigate. ...Read more

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What causes you to get herpes on your arm?

What causes you to get herpes on your arm?

Lesion/virus contact: Herpes usually will not thrive on the skin of the arm, but if that is the case, there was some direct contact with either another person's herpes lesion or self inoculation by failing to wash your hands. ...Read more

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A date just told me she has herpes 1 and 2. What are the chances i will contract it how treatable is it!

A date just told me she has herpes 1 and 2. What are the chances i will contract it how treatable is it!

Depends: It depends on how much contact you had, as well as if she had active lesions at the time. Treatment can reduce flares and help speed recovery, but there is no way to eradicate it once infected. ...Read more

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What should I do when herpes in my arm burns?

What should I do when herpes in my arm burns?

Ice for the pain: If the herpes infection is gone and this is just the residual pain and burning after shingles, then applying an ice pack tends to give some relief. Sarna lotion may also help, and topical Lidocaine can be soothing as well. There are also stronger prescription medications that can help too. If there is an active herpes infection, then that should be treated with anti-viral meds asap. ...Read more

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Can a person have herpes outbreak on their arm?

Can a person have herpes outbreak on their arm?

Yes: Herpes can infect virtually anywhere on the surface of the body. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a rash on my arm could be herpes?

Possible: Sure, it's possible, but it's impossible for me to say based on the information provided. Herpes would give you small blisters (and later shallow ulcers) on top of red skin. ...Read more