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should I pop a herpes blister

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes on a finger: Also called a herpetic whitlow is best left alone and allowed to heal by itself.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
It will hurt: It will hurt no matter what you do. I recommend BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)--a food preservative anti-oxidant in a dose of 2,000 mg per day (split ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Herpes virus: Comes teaming out of the lesion.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not from an: Infectious/ contagious standpoint because the blisters are filled with herpes viruses.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
40 years experience Gynecology
Yes: But why do that, i would sayleave it alone. It will hurt more if you pop it.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
You can, but don't.: Generally these will open and create a small ulcerated area on the skin by themselves. If you squeeze or open them in an unsterile fashion they have ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Don't recommend it.: It releases teaming contagious viruses from the lesion.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not a good thing to: Do. If you are not already being treated for your herpes infection - please do so.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not a good idea.: Breaking open a lesion releases teaming viruses which are contagious.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: If you discover that you have a fever blister, do not pop it. It is highly contagious and is easily spread through touch, especially kissing. Do not s ... Read More

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