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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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