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Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to my eye or brain?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: It sounds...

...As if someone (or some web site) has been frightening you with weird anecdotal stories.
The herpes virus mostly causes blisters on the surface of the skin. It can infect other organs (including the eye and brain), but only in rare and unusual circumstances, such as newborn babies infected at birth, or debilitated patients with deficient immune systems.

In brief: It sounds...

...As if someone (or some web site) has been frightening you with weird anecdotal stories.
The herpes virus mostly causes blisters on the surface of the skin. It can infect other organs (including the eye and brain), but only in rare and unusual circumstances, such as newborn babies infected at birth, or debilitated patients with deficient immune systems.
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