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Places You Can Get Herpes
Can you get genital herpes from touching handles and other things in public places/public restrooms and then touching genitals?
No risk, no worries: The herpes virus is harder to transmit than this. Infection requires exposure to fairly large amounts of virus that usually have to be massaged into the exposed area. That's why new genital herpes almost always shows up at sites of maximum friction duribg sex. There is no risk at all of catching herpes from a contaminated environment, either public toilet or anywhere esle. ...Read more
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
Not a podiatry ?: You need to direct this towards you family doctor. ...Read more
I get an area of itchy not painfull rash only on butt cheek that appears every other month. Rash come out exactly on the same place. Is it herpes?
Itchy rash: Yes, it in fact could be a form of herpes virus. The best way to find out for sure it to go to your pcp or a dermatologist the next time it appears, so we can help you obtain a diagnosis. Then, you may be able to get some help to prevent recurrences or otherwise treat your condition. ...Read more
Can herpes appear other places than lips mouth eyes and genitals? I get cold sores on my lips often but now I have had breakout on hands arms back
Yes: Herpes can appear throughout the body. Common infection of the skin or mucosa may affect the face and mouth (orofacial herpes), genitalia (genital herpes), hands (herpetic whitlow), eye (herpes keratitis) and even brain (herpes encephalitis). Please consult your physician to make sure that you do not have a spread of herpatic infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Wait: You could spread it , leave color change or spread it. If you are prone to herpesi would consider antivirals such as zovirax orally prior to waxing and if herpes attacks are frequent and uncomfortable even continuos prophylactic antivirals as preventive. It easier to delay waxing than to treat deep discoloration or even scarring which may result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes: Herpes is two viruses. They cause a permanent, non-curable infection of the skin and the associated nerves for that patch of skin. The simplex or "type one" is formally known as oral herpes. It is found in 75% of americans and is usually caught from family members when a child. The other, type two is known as genital herpes and can lead to significant trouble with pregnancy, delivery and hiv. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sexual contact.: Herpes infections are actually very common. By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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