Sores on Other Parts of the Body

Dear Dr. Rob:

Is it possible to have genital herpes outbreaks on other parts of the body? Would a breakout in a new area be more severe? I have had genital herpes for 15 years, with not very severe breakouts, but recently begun getting sores on other body parts that look like blisters.

Dr. Rob’s Response:

Dear Allison:

Although it is possible that the sores on the other parts of your body may be herpes, I would not assume that, but rather go to your doctor when a lesion is present so it might be cultured and he or she may do a workup to determine what the ideology of it is. It is unlikely for it to occur in widespread areas of your body because Type 2 Herpes is usually restricted to the nerves that are in the Perineal or vaginal or penile regions.


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