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Old 12-01-2012, 11:04 AM   #1
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Question Type 1 or Type 2?

I read this on a website:

There are two cases of the herpes virus, type one and type two. The type one herpes virus causes outbreaks to occur in areas above the waist. These can come in the form of cold sores around the mouth or on your lips. It can also elicit outbreaks on your face and other parts of the body above the waist. Type two herpes causes outbreaks below the waist. In most instances it will appear as genital herpes. It can also form on the thighs, buttocks or anus. But it can form on any part of the body below the waist.

Right now I have a suspicious red mark near my wrist, which had some small bumps on it for a few days. It never hurt, never tingled... it just showed up. The red patch is about the size of a pencil eraser and the bumps are small, about the size of a dull pencil head. They didn't appear to be puss-filled, but they were small so I wouldn't be able to tell anyways. I'm wondering if this could be herpes Type 2. I've been traveling and now the red mark is almost gone. The bumps already scabbed over. So if I see a doctor he wouldn't be able to take a sample from it.

I've had cold sores previously. Maybe about every year I get one on my lip and twice a year on my tongue, which means I already have Type 1 herpes. So, according to what I read on the website, if what's on my wrist is herpes, it's Type 1 herpes, right? Since I already know I have that, I shouldn't get too worried about this suspicious red mark, right? Or is the information from that website incorrect?

 
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