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Diagnosed With HSV2, Have Small Sore On Scalp, Growing In Size, Has Yellow Crust. Could It Be Herpes On Scalp?

I have recently been diagnosed with HSV2.. A few days after learning my diagnosis, I noticed a small sore on my scalp .. Not thinking I scratched it, and I thought it was just a patch of dandruff , which I sometimes get. After a few more days it grew to the size of a nickel.. And had a thick yellow crust on it, which I accidentally scraped off with my hair brush. Could this be herpes on my scalp?
Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Hi..admarshall.., HSV2 infection is seen in the genital region...,
The above lesion seen on the scalp may be some other lesion..
leave it alone, not o manipulate with fingers, this will lead to secondary infection...
continue with medications of HSV2..

Take care..
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Diagnosed With HSV2, Have Small Sore On Scalp, Growing In Size, Has Yellow Crust. Could It Be Herpes On Scalp?

Welcome to HealthcareMagicForum Hi..admarshall.., HSV2 infection is seen in the genital region..., The above lesion seen on the scalp may be some other lesion.. leave it alone, not o manipulate with fingers, this will lead to secondary infection... continue with medications of HSV2.. Take care..