This type of herpes come into the category of HSV type 2. Outbreaks due to herpes usually occur on the face, neck, shoulders or other parts of the body. Initially it is in the form of rashes that may or may not become a cause of pain in your body. These blisters are also visible to other parts of your body such as legs, hands, arms, etc. Since wrestlers are close contact experienced during matches so they are at high risk whereas non-wrestlers are susceptible if they become closer to the infected person.

Herpes gladiatorum outbreaks generally have 7 to 10 days, after that they become contagious. With oral herpes, they can be recurrent and brought about stress or exposure to the sun.

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