A 24-year-old female asked:
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could it be herpes whitlow? i've never had an outbreak but have burning/itchy around nose and mouth. now my finger tip is stinging when i touch it.

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Get checked: It's unlikely, but you need to be evaluated.a blood test would tell you if you have ever been exposed to the herpes virus.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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Weeks not months: This is unlikely to be herpes. HSV outbreaks typically last for weeks, not months.
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Itching: I assume that it is summertime in South Africa and therefore you may be allergic to pollens which is causing your burning and itching
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