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Paranoia or just confusion... Not sure

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Man after the first initial herpes break out I'm so paranoid that I have another one. It's like oh crap another bump. Is it another outbreak, a pimple, or maybe an ingrown hair.


Is the location usually always the same? If so can you spread your outbreak area to other areas? Maybe that would help to know.


Hopefully these aren't dumb questions. Ugh

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Nope, you don't get the dumb question award! (Sorry to let you down.) ;)


Herpes outbreaks generally stay in the same general area. Spreading your outbreak area to another area (also called auto-inoculation) is generally hard to do since you have to actually get some of the liquid from inside the sore and then touch it to another break in your skin or a mucous membrane. Because once you have herpes, the body builds up enough antibodies to not allow it to spread all over you.


Read these articles for more info:



Note: This is for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute medical advice or diagnosis.
I'm not a medical professional, so please take this as friendly peer support. 

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