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Doctor insights on: Spread Of Herpes To Other Body Parts

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If someone had herpes on their hand, could they spread it to other parts of their body?

If someone had herpes on their hand, could they spread it to other parts of their body?

Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way. ...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


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How long after getting genital herpes is it still possible to spread it to other parts of your body?

How long after getting genital herpes is it still possible to spread it to other parts of your body?

Herpes: This does not usually happen, although it is conceivable if you become immune suppressed. ...Read more

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Can you inform me about herpes simplex, how it spreads, and how bad the symptoms are on parts of the body.?

Can you inform me about herpes simplex, how it spreads, and how bad the symptoms are on parts of the body.?

Are you asking this: As part of a school assignment ? If no - please ask a more specific question and re-ask. If yes, please do original research ; work. ...Read more

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If i just got oral herpes, will it spread it to other parts of my body(like my hands) will it be contagious to other parts when there is a sore?

NO: Did you see a dermatologist or other specialist with experience treating herpes? This should have been clearly discussed already. Are you sure this is primary infection, or is it a recurrence? Is it type 1 or 2? What treatment? If you do not know the answers, see a dr who is an expert on herpes. ...Read more

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What if i got oral herpes now, will it spread it to other parts of my body like my hands or it is contagious to other parts when there is a sore?

Usually not: After a primary herpes simplex virus (hsv) infection, a person with a competent immune system will usually carry sufficient antibodies to resist auto-inoculation to other parts of the body. Spread of hsv occurs either (a) to other body parts when the immune system is suppressed, (b) to other individuals who have not yet encountered the virus, or (c) when contacting a different strain of the virus. ...Read more

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Can I spread herpes to my eyes from a cold sore. I have herd you cannot spread it to other parts since your body has created immunity to the virus?

Can I spread herpes to my eyes from a cold sore. I have herd you cannot spread it to other parts since your body has created immunity to the virus?

Herpes spread: You can infect the eyes by direct contact.contact with the lip sore and contacting the eyes with the same source can cause infection in the eyes. It takes direct contact,otherwise it would stay localized on the lip. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause problems on other parts of the body?

Yes: You can get herpes on virtually any body part. It always causes irritation at the site it appears at. ...Read more

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Could you get your genital herpes to other parts of the body?

Could you get your genital herpes to other parts of the body?

Very unlikely: Transfer of an HSV infection from the area first involved to another area is called auto-inoculation. It sometimes occurs during the first infection, i.e. within several weeks of catching the virus. After that, the immune system prevents auto-inoculation. If someone has had genital or oral herpes more than a few months, it is very unlikely s/he will ever self infect other places on the body. ...Read more

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Can you self infect yourself with ur own genital herpes on other parts of the body?

Can you self infect yourself with ur own genital herpes on other parts of the body?

No or very rarely: This can happen early, i.e. during the initial infection and for a few weeks. After that, the immune system prevents new infection with the same HSV type, anywhere on the body. To be extra safe, use common sense hygiene, like hand washing or alcohol gel after touching an area with an outbreak. But no need to be compulsive; the chance is zero or close to it. ...Read more

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I have only heard of herpes on the genitals or the mouth. Can it appear on other parts of the body, even the chest area?

I have only heard of herpes on the genitals or the mouth. Can it appear on other parts of the body, even the chest area?

Yes: Herpes can occur in any area of the body. It is usually passed through the skin or mucosal surfaces of the body and will cause a vesicular eruption on an erythematous base at the site of inoculation. ...Read more