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Can you get herpes on your back ?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes

Herpes virus is very contagious and can infect any part of the body.
Herpes simplex is transmitted by touch or contact. Herpes zoster (shingles) occurs in dermatomes or skin infected by chicken pox virus that lies dormant in the nerves and usually triggered by stress.

In brief: Yes

Herpes virus is very contagious and can infect any part of the body.
Herpes simplex is transmitted by touch or contact. Herpes zoster (shingles) occurs in dermatomes or skin infected by chicken pox virus that lies dormant in the nerves and usually triggered by stress.
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