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Hi everyone. I was recently just diagnosed with herpes whitlow on my finger and it came back positive for HVS-2. While I understand that one can get herpes anywhere, it's still quite baffling. I have struggled to discover what is going on with this finger for over a year. Until this point, where I had a full recognizable herpes outbreak in the location, the only symptoms I had were a slight itching, appearance of a bump that would later disappear while the rest of my finger would become inflamed and infected. I went to various doctors several times and they all thought it was anything and everything but herpes until now.
I've read that for many the whitlow is due to self inoculation via the genital region when there is active sore. However, I've never noticed any sores or blisters down there. Some minor itching, pimples, but nothing like what's happened to my finger--intense itching, soreness, burning, fluid filled blisters. Knowing that it's HV2 should I consider my genital region as always a zone of an outbreak/transmission? If I had an outbreak down there I clearly had no idea. How would I recognize one now? Any advice from others who experienced something similar? How should I proceed re sex with my partner? Very confused...
I was diagnosed with HSV2 in the form of whitlow on the palm of my hand over a year ago.
Since then I have had breakouts almost every single month, sometimes more. I take valcyclovir 1000mg daily and had been ob free for a couple of months. I missed one day of medication and am now struggling with a terrible outbreak.
My anxiety is through the roof- especially with the fear of viral shedding when I don’t have an ob.
When I have an ob I am EXTREMELY fatigued and can barely function. Does anyone else get run down this easily? I know it’s only supposed to happen with the first outbreak but I’m going on 15+ in the last year with terrible side effects.
Will I need to wear a bandaid for the rest of my life- even when not experiencing an ob?? I get massages regularly and am always paranoid when they massage my hand that I might spread it to them through viral shedding.
The bandaids irritate my skin- does anyone have a better solution to keep my Palm covered all the time?
Can anyone on here with herpes whitlow describe it to me? Originally my dr had told me I had dishydrotic eczema. I had a ton of small blisters when she told me. Now I only get a couple at a time on my middle finger on the side. It doesn't bother me much and I don't have finger pain but it is itchy.
I started getting a really sore finger a couple days ago and then these bumps started showing that eventually turned into what you see in the pic. It's really painful. I looked around online a bit and it kind of matches the description of herpetic whitlow? What does everyone else think? I have HSV2 but didn't realise it could spread like this? The only thing I can think of is from itching or applying cream pre-OB. I've started taking my anti vitals and keeping a plaster on just in case
Well, Iam a little confused, Thought I had hsv 2 , and think I DO. , I do get Herpes Whitlow .40%er.....lucky I guess.... Never any cold sores. once in awhile small blister on penis, not on every OB. Herpes Whitlow comes on 2 x to 4 x a year.....Now if I have trauma to hand, it comes. STRESS, can bring it on.. Herpes Whitlow.
Right NOW I am having worst OB ever , all fingers are swollen , with small bumps, TIPS of fingers very sore. Thumbs cracking lots of PAIN. I got hsv 2 about 6 years ago. I get a small pain down below,ass itches, small pain peeing,.than BAMAM...HANDS break out.... Herpes Whitlow......NOT all the time, WHEN it does its not FUN.............Think I must have touch my feet, NOW they got IT. SON of BITcccch.
First thing I have to do is isolate first OB point., and not let it touch other parts of skin...........
Been on computer all day, ordering stuff to build up my immune system, I don't WANT this kind of OUT BREAK to happen again, EVER .....
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