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Can I get herpes on the chest and arms?

I have genital herpes. I won t take the antiviral meds sue to side affects. 1. Can i get herpes on my chest and underarms 2. I ve had this for about 4 weeks. Is this normal 3. I m puking up golf ball sized phlegm. It s a thick ivory soap coloured it s lots. Could i ha e esophagus herpes too I m a 41 yr old methamphetamine addict who medicates with the marijuana flower, vaporizes shatter and cbc oil. I also smoke cigarettes I do have an eating disorder Psychosis Borderline personality disorder Bipolar. Anxiety Ocd I have had 4 herniated discs operated on. L2 l3 L4 l5. Stress and eating will trigger a puking session that can last all night. I like until I m drained and physically can t do it anymore. Then I crawl to bed and sleep I m dehydrated Malnourished Isolated Going thru a serious divorce So can it be herpes on my chest and arms and in my esophagus. I was diagnosed with genital herpes Thanks XXXX
Fri, 2 Aug 2019
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Hi,

Genital herpes or herpes progenitalis is a viral disease caused by Herpes simplex virus. It is a localized disease and restricted to genitals only. It does not spread to oesophagus or other organs. So, do not worry. But, it is a recurring disease, so you must take treatment for a long time to prevent the relapses. You also suffer from various psychological diseases. For that, you consult the psychiatrist.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist
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Can I get herpes on the chest and arms?

Hi, Genital herpes or herpes progenitalis is a viral disease caused by Herpes simplex virus. It is a localized disease and restricted to genitals only. It does not spread to oesophagus or other organs. So, do not worry. But, it is a recurring disease, so you must take treatment for a long time to prevent the relapses. You also suffer from various psychological diseases. For that, you consult the psychiatrist. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Ilyas Patel, Dermatologist