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I get herpes simplex infection on finger. What is the treatment?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Anti-herpes drugs

This is often referred to as "herpetic whitlow.
" it's treated the same way other types of herpes are treated: with acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. If you have infrequent outbreaks, you can treat the outbreaks when they happen. If they happen often, you can take a daily dose for prevention.

In brief: Anti-herpes drugs

This is often referred to as "herpetic whitlow.
" it's treated the same way other types of herpes are treated: with acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. If you have infrequent outbreaks, you can treat the outbreaks when they happen. If they happen often, you can take a daily dose for prevention.
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