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herpes skin infections

my question is..... if a person has a herpes infection that is not on or near the genitals is it still considered an std?  I was given a needle at the hospital when I went into labour with my daughter I reacted to the needle all around the injection site thought it was an allergy but it recurs OFTEN and is believed but not confirmed to be a herpes infection in the skin.   Its on my back so its not near fingers, mouth, or genitals....is it still considered to be an std?
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101028 tn?1419603004
you can have herpes infections on the lower back which is where your epidural would've been located.

have you had any testing done yet?

grace
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I've tried.....it seems everytime I get into the dr the rash is gone and theres nothing to swab.....sometimes its only there for a couple hours...I had the nurse tell me it sounds like it could be a type of herpes skin infection based solely on the fact that it keeps reoccurring.  what i want to know is the rash itself is always covered totally and its not near my genitals so is it still considered an STD......is any partner I might have in the future at risk?
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I will add that it was not an epidural that I had it was a steroid shot cause i went into labour two months early and as such I was in the hospital for a full month with my daughter I never left.....the first rash broke out during that month and was healed just before i went home......so this was not contracted sexually....I broke out on the injection site and it is the only place i get the rash......
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101028 tn?1419603004
anything there for a couple of hours isn't likely to be a herpes infection.

you can get a type specific herpes igg blood test done to see what your status is.  

grace
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