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Gracie g
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during August 2017 I had an outbreak of scabs all over my legs they were red and very itchy the scabs did not appear anywhere else on my body and mostly formed on my lower legs, the scabs started out at little red bumps but did not look like blisters, the scabs lasted for about a month and haven’t appeared since then is this a symptom of herpes? The picture of the scabs is the background picture of my profile I’m not sure how to upload it on here 

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Scooby2112

Very hard to confirm this.  It sounds like a very unlikely scenario.  For genital herpes you are most likely to have an outbreak at the point of virus transfer.  This is usually the genitals but could be anywhere in the boxer shorts area.  

I would say it would be very rare to have it on your lower leg as there is thick skin there and would be unlikely to come into contact with sores.  I did see one pop Erson with confirmed herpes on the inner part of her knee.   So seems like it could be possible.  

Only real way to know would be a blood Igg antibody test to see if you have antibodies. 

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Quest

Keratosis pilaris which is also called chicken skin. I have it mostly in the winter coming into spring and it is really easy to take care of by soaking in Epsom salt bath with a coconut oil rub afterwards and soak for it at least 20 minutes. It will leave a lot of the dead skin behind https://www.google.com/search?q=chicken+skin+or+keratosis&client=tablet-android-acer&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8&inm=vs#tts=0

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Scooby2112

Does "chicken skin" burn?  Can it affect the genitals?

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It gets very itchy and it only Burns if you've been scratching it intensely. It can affect people anywhere but there are more common areas that it likes to hang out, the answer is yes. We have even had some members have this in the extreme. From scratching it can get infected. I have learned not to scratch it just to soak it. And it's going to be a much larger area. Except for the back of the arms. Some people only get it on the back of their arms I get it on the legs my calves my butt and my arms.

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Scooby2112

I definitely think I have had this on the back of my arms but it hasn't been too distracting.  The front of my thighs are where I seem to have irritation now and there are red bumps there.  Also have sensitivity to pressure on my pubic mound area.  And of course my penis just feels irritation as it has pressure/rubs onmy underwear.  

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