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cold sores on fingers symptoms

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes: Oral herpes in not transmitted or caught this way.
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Dr. Levi Palmer
17 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Not Likely: The HSV virus is usually most infective when there is a blister growing or on the lip. Genital HSV is type 2. Oral is Type 1. Both have different pref ... Read More
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Extremely unlikely: In theory, such indirect exposure could result in transmission. But this happens very rarely, if ever. In busy STD clinics, everyone with genital herp ... Read More

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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
See a specialist: This sounds very serious based on your description. I don’t know how long he has been on the acyclovir, or how soon he was started on the medication, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Herpetic whitlow: It's possible to develop herpes simplex virus lesion on a finger or thumb.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Possible: Possible that could happen.Point this out to friend in nice way and practice basic hygiene and wash hands often.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
HSV1 herpes: You are confusing genital herpes with "HSV2". If you have oral herpes, it is HSV1, not HSV2. You cannot transmit a virus you don't have! If your partn ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
White fingers: And your other symptoms indicate a need to see your doctor. One possibility is a circulatory situation called Reynaldo’s Disease but there are others ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold sore and cut: Unlikely but possible. Also depends the time sequence as herpes does not survive long on dry non mucus membrane surfaces. Consider lysine 500 mg 2-3 ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Possible, but...: We don't worry much about lip cold sores except that we don't want to transmit it to young babies. Children naturally often catch oral herpes (cold so ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Misinformed?: First having a sore does not in any way represent contagiousness. That has now been fully proven to have been wrong in science. Viral shedding happens ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Transmitting herpes: In theory this might happen, but extremely rarely. HSV infections usually take hold only if the virus is massaged into the tissues. That's why initial ... Read More
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