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Herpes infection is a viral infection which gets transmitted by sexual contact. Sex should be avoided till the infection clears away with treatment with anti-viral treatment.
Herpes virus causing genital infection
is herpes simplex
The herpes infection which affects the head and neck region is herpes simplex type 1.
So, the lymph
nodes that you have developed in the neck are not due the same herpes simplex 2 infection.
It seems to be a separate pathology. The lymph node should be investigated by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC).
FNAC is an office precedure which helps the pathologist to determine the type of cells present in the swelling.
This investigation will guide the doctor to take further step.
Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P wahal