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can I get genital herpes on my fingers

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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Doubtful: usually spread through intercourse and sexual secretions inside of you. Not a bad idea to use condoms.

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Dr. Jessica Khan
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Herpes is a contact infection, originally called the kissing disease - not because you contract it by kissing, although you can get it that way too, b ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No risk: Herpes is transmitted only by direct skin-to-skin contact. For genital herpes, only by intercourse, not hand-genital contact. And no STD can be transm ... Read More
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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Herpes is a virus and can be transmitted through body fluids. For example, you may have oral sex with someone who has genital herpes and get "genital ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Herpes 1 and 2: Most herpes on the face is type 1. Most people already have it but have no symptoms. Saliva and contact with your mouth is exposing her, but she is pr ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Pearlman
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not usually: Genital Herpes has a predilection for the genitals and does not manifest itself on a finger. So unless you touched the finger to your genitals or mout ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Herpes: Unlikely to be any harm but be very careful!
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Dr. Thomas Graber
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Infections spread: The genital herpes virus can spread by direct contact to mouth and fingers. Outbreaks of herpes may be easily missed. Condoms may help reduce genita ... Read More
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
If : If the doctor that prescribed you a z-pack examined your throat he/she would have likely seen herpetic lesions. Did you tell him/her of your encounter ... Read More
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