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Back from last night. Husband wants to know if herpes is

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Back from last night. Husband wants to know if herpes is bilateral like shingles is
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Medicaldoctor replied 2 months ago.

Welcome to justanswer.

YES herpes rash can be bilateral.

Do you have any other questions?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I mean can it be restricted to one side and nit the other side. Because he now has small ones from head to toe on one side only .
Expert:  Medicaldoctor replied 2 months ago.

Lesions are usually bilateral in primary infection and they are usually unilateral in recurrent infections.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
In herpes or in shingles?
Expert:  Medicaldoctor replied 2 months ago.

In herpes

Expert:  Medicaldoctor replied 2 months ago.

If he has had herpes infection before and is having a recurrent infection then herpes can be unilateral.

Herpes is bilateral when lesion occurs for the first time.

I hope this helps.

If you have any queries feel free to ask,I'll be glad to answer.

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Expert:  Medicaldoctor replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,just checking in to see how things are going.Do you need any further assistance?