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Could touching a herpes outbreak cause another outbreak to occur in the same area?

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

If you touch a herpes outbreak you can develop herpes on your finger. It's called a herpetic whitlow.

In brief: Yes

If you touch a herpes outbreak you can develop herpes on your finger. It's called a herpetic whitlow.
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