What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Herpes Simplex

Herpes simplex is a viral in-

Herpes outbreaks are often pre-

Massage is locally contraindi-

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fection resulting in cold

ceded by two to three days of tin-

cated for any kind of herpes in

 

sores or fever blisters on

gling, itching, or pain. Blisters

the acute stage, and systemi-

 

the face or in the mouth

then appear, which gradually crust

cally contraindicated if the cli-

 

(type I) or around the geni-

and disappear, usually within two

ent is showing any systemic

 

tals, thighs, or buttocks

weeks.

signs of infection. The sheets

 

(type II).

 

of clients with herpes must be

 

 

 

isolated and sterilized. For cli-

 

 

 

ents with histories of herpes

 

 

 

but no active symptoms, mas-

 

 

 

sage is indicated.

 

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