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Herpes gladiatorum

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sickornotsick

I've been getting red splotches all over my torso, stomach and neck. They haven't blistered open. I'm wondering if it is herpes gladiatorum? Anyone experience this? Apparently it's one of the most infectious.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpes_gladiatorum

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JBnATL

Only a doctor would be able to tell you for certain. There are so many things that can be causes your red splotches that you won't get a definitive answer here.

Good luck!

JB

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sickornotsick

Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it. If anyone has experienced similar symptoms let me know.

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HerpsMcGerps

I have been diagnosed with herpes gladiatorum by my ID doctor. My outbreak was on my stomach above my belly button. Still unsure if I got it sexually or from training BJJ. My outbreak was clearly a clustered blister but never became an open sore. I started on antiviras and it cleared. From what I have read with HG is that blisters do form. Your spots (splotches) may be an allergy but like JB said have a doc take a look and try and get yourself tested. Best of luck.

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sickornotsick

Thanks for the info guys. I have an appointment with my ID doctor this week. The splotches/spots usually stay around anywhere from a few hours to a few days. A few have hurt and were itchy but none have blistered. For the most part they just go away on its own. What really freaked me out is that is that I was feeling especially crappy one morning and I was crazy itchy on my neck. I looked in the mirror and it was like a big area was hot and red. It look exactly like the ones I've seen in my groin area. I put coconut oil and it died down. I have been recently diagnosed with HSV-1 so the gladiatorum could be a culprit...

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ladycage

What is the difference between HG and HSB2? I've never heard of HG before, is it sexually transmitted?

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HerpsMcGerps

It can be transmitted sexually. HG is almost always hsv1. It is basically herpes on the trunk arms and face/head. It is spread through close physical contact. It's most common in sports such as wrestling, mixed martial arts, and rugby. Often referred to as "scrum pox" or "mat herpes".

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hopefaith2015

Wow....I think I have that...I been having itchy face and red when I go outside...a few spots come and go like acne

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JBnATL
Wow....I think I have that...I been having itchy face and red when I go outside...a few spots come and go like acne

hope, it probably is acne. Unless you are a wrestler or an MMA fighter you don't have herpes gladiator.

A lot of newbies feel that every little itch or blemish is caused by the virus but it almost never is. I have chatted with thousands of Herpsters here over the years and it is a common fear.

JB

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