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Do herpes 1 spreads the whole face or just the mouth.

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Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: HSV1

Hi, HSV1 (Herpes 1) can travel along the sensory nerve of trigeminal nerve as the virus stays dormant in sensory Trigeminal ganglia, therefore it could lead to recurrences in the face and the oral, labial, and ocular mucosa.
Although it usually reoccurs in the same spot as the primary infection has happened.

In brief: HSV1

Hi, HSV1 (Herpes 1) can travel along the sensory nerve of trigeminal nerve as the virus stays dormant in sensory Trigeminal ganglia, therefore it could lead to recurrences in the face and the oral, labial, and ocular mucosa.
Although it usually reoccurs in the same spot as the primary infection has happened.
Dr. Leila Hashemi
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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Technically, HSV 1

Can infect the face outside the mouth, inside the nasal mucosa.
If you have lesions near your eyes, it's best to be sure you don't have shingles or another infection. Impetigo can infect the entire face. I think you need to have a doctor take a look (if the eyes are involved, better make it today) and diagnose, culture and treat whatever it is you've got. Best to you.

In brief: Technically, HSV 1

Can infect the face outside the mouth, inside the nasal mucosa.
If you have lesions near your eyes, it's best to be sure you don't have shingles or another infection. Impetigo can infect the entire face. I think you need to have a doctor take a look (if the eyes are involved, better make it today) and diagnose, culture and treat whatever it is you've got. Best to you.
Dr. Cynthia Archer
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Dr. Amrit Singh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes

mostly mouth but sometimes face and neck. 20% Genital sore

In brief: Sometimes

mostly mouth but sometimes face and neck. 20% Genital sore
Dr. Amrit Singh
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