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A 20-year-old female asked:

How do i know my herpetic whitlow is fully healed? scabbed over after 3-4 weeks, now vesicles are forming though painfree in same site

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Question the diagnos: These usually heal in 2 or 3 weeks. How was the diagnosis established? Culture? Treatment with acyclovir or valacyclovir is very effective. Have you been treated? See a dermatologist for evaluation.

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Last updated Jul 8, 2016

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