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Sadpanda90

Hi everyone. I haven't posted in awhile. I was diagnosed with gh2 in july. I also have herpes whitlow. I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this in but I took a stab at it. My Dr. Recently put me on 1000 MG of Valtrex daily and told me to take 2 if an ob is coming. I've been taking my meds religiously. About 5 days ago my finger was about to ob. I only had it on my left middle finger. I get tingles everyday now and took my 2 pills everyday. 2 days ago I noticed other fingers start to tingle and had red and white spots on them with pain and tingling... I'm afraid it's spreading on both hands now. I think the pills are stopping the blistering but it's a new finger every day it seems. I have no idea how to stop it from spreading anymore. I feel helpless. I feel like my Dr. Has done everything she can about this. I guess if anyone has any idea why I seem to be shedding this like crazy while I'm on 2000 MG of antivirals everyday now would be cool..

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WilsoInAus

I think you can be quite confident that you do not have herpes HSV-2 on your finger. HSV-2 does not shed like crazy from the finger, it may not shed at all. Get a swab if you have any concerns and see a dermatologist regarding the finger symptoms.

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Sadpanda90

I did have a swab done and it came back positive for hsv2. I also had 2 ob on the same finger prior to this and it blistered just like herpes and looked exactly like it..

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WilsoInAus

Unlikely, many things look like herpes and vice versa. There is no need to assume that your finger is infected with herpes. If for some strange reason it is infected with HSV, there is no need to worry as it most probably doesn't shed at all let alone enough to even possible infect someone.

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meecer

 

 

Herpes on the hands is not common, but it does happen. I lived with outbreaks for twenty years before I got a visual diagnosis while visiting a dermatologist for another problem I had. He said,"Wow. I have rarely ever seen such a clear example of this. I'm going to get my camera and would it be alright if I ask s few other doctors to look at this?"

From 1970 through that dermatologist appointment, I was told by an allergist that I was probably rubbing nervously and that's why is was sore and red. I was told I was a hypochondriac. I spent hours in the library reading medical journals, expanding my vocabulary, and learned that I was most likely right. It was bittersweet to have that knowledge, until that dermatologist confirmed what I already knew.

It's not something to take lightly. In 1983 I saw an orthopedic specialist in hands, as I had surgery twice on the same hand. He aspirated the ganglion, and we had a brief conversation about recurrent infections of herpes on the hand. He informed me that the inflammation from repeated outbreaks would deform the bones over time. I had the beginnings of osteoarthritis at the age of 40 years, and the herpes has to have been at least partly to blame.

I wold have a prodrome of tinging and itching, the horrible painful sores, body aches, low grade fever...it is a serious illness. While it is more common in athletes, particularly gymnasts, it is not to be so lightly dismissed. HSV1 and HSV2 can cause outbreaks on any part of the body.

There is now research indicating that once the virus gets into the nerve, it will follow the path and can cause other more serious problems if left untreated. I signed up in this forum because I have a meningioma, which is a brain tumor, and there is some reason to be concerned how the virus has affected or even caused that to bother me. I suspect low grade chronic viral meningitis, and I fear the possibilty that I will require surgery, in which case I could very well end up with herpes encephalitis.

The herpes virus is devilishly clever, and it is not completely understood as of yet.

 

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tuckysmommy

I've had whitlow type 1 & 2 on my fingers and pretty much everywhere on my body except genitally contracted as a preemie in the birth canal. it's rare but absolutely happens...

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Atrapasueños

Toda la piel es expuesta y es posible infectarse sean dedos brazos espalda labios ojos genitales piernas pecho abdomen el hsv se comporta diferente en todos los cuerpos 

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All skin is exposed and it is possible to become infected with fingers arms back lips eyes genitalia legs chest abdomen hsv behaves differently on all bodies

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