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Herpes outbreak on arm
kittykatty04 posted:
I was diagnosed with HSV-2 just over a year ago. I usually take 500 mg a day to suppress the virus, but I just lost my health insurance so I stopped taking it about a month or two ago. I've had what could be an outbreak in my genital area for a week or so, but it's so mild I'm not even sure it's there.

However, a couple of days ago I had a rash pop up on my outer arm just above my elbow. It was itchy at first, but then a whole bunch of small blisters appeared above an area of red skin and it was/is painful. Some of the blister broke overnight last night.

I started taking my Valtrex again in hopes that it will clear things up. My question is: how important is it that I get this checked out? I don't have insurance yet so it will be quite expensive to see someone about it. Does anyone have any thoughts?
abe648 responded:
Did the item on your arm act just like your genital herpes. IE did it build up with a clear fluid and it break and then drain and heal? If so it could be herpes but it is not to common on the arm. I don't think I have ever heard of it on the arm but I think it is possible.

This could be something else and the only way to know for sure is to be seen by a Doc. Try a low income clinic.
Abe ...I am not a medical professional. Read the Herpes Handbook, Watch the Video and Terri Warren's book is availible umder the Heading Herpes at

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