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Can you get herpes in your armpit from sex?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Tricky herpes

You can actually get herpes wherever the virus 'lands' and there is a break (scratch) in the skin or a mucous membrane (like the lips, genitals or even the eye).
Getting herpes in an armpit would seem unusual - and it would have to depend on 'what exactly' happened during the sex acts, but herpes is quite infectious so protection is always a good idea. Checking blood tests will help confirm.

In brief: Tricky herpes

You can actually get herpes wherever the virus 'lands' and there is a break (scratch) in the skin or a mucous membrane (like the lips, genitals or even the eye).
Getting herpes in an armpit would seem unusual - and it would have to depend on 'what exactly' happened during the sex acts, but herpes is quite infectious so protection is always a good idea. Checking blood tests will help confirm.
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