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Can HSV-2 breakouts be manifested on face while having them on genitals?

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Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Question: If you had an initial outbreak of hsv 2 on your genetals can you get subsequent outbreaks on your face too or will it remain just on the genetals?
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
HSV 2 can not manifest over face during recurrences.

Detailed Answer:
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Thanks for posting your query.
HSV 2 can not manifest other parts of the body apart from ano- genital area and around. It will not recur over face or other parts of the body. Whereas HSV 1 infection commonly occur in and around mouth and nose but can be transmitted to genital also through oral sex.
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