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Someone please give me some advice!! I contracted genital herpes from my husband who has had it for years. I have had one outbreak on my buttocks on August 6th. I had one negative blood test and one that was positive (test done on September 27) due to a high amount of antibodies. I am seriously ocd and quite a germ freak. I’m washing my hands raw and they are always dry and maybe have tiny cuts due to lots of washing and sanitizing.  However in August I did accidentally touch my sores in the shower and immediately scrubbed my hands like a surgeon. I also used to just hand wash my body in the shower because dirty washcloths also freaked me out.

Today when I was inspecting my hands with a flashlight I found a tiny bump or blister or callus on the inside of my ring finger on one hand and the inside of pinky on another hand. They don’t itch, they don’t burn. I did try to squeeze them and nothing came out or popped which made my finger sore but they aren’t particularly painful to the touch. I wouldn’t have even noticed them i don’t think if I wasn’t super inspecting my hand. 

I have a toddler in diapers and mynworlds biggest fear is that I will pass this to her. 

What do you guys think? Think these are herpes blisters or that I’m just losing it? 

I know i have antibodies so I’m thinking it’s probably unlikely that I autoinocculated one of each of my fingers especially since my obsession for hand washing but I wanted some opinions and encouragement...

 

thanks in advance! 

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Trace67
3 hours ago, JoyinChrist said:

Someone please give me some advice!! I contracted genital herpes from my husband who has had it for years. I have had one outbreak on my buttocks on August 6th. I had one negative blood test and one that was positive (test done on September 27) due to a high amount of antibodies. I am seriously ocd and quite a germ freak. I’m washing my hands raw and they are always dry and maybe have tiny cuts due to lots of washing and sanitizing.  However in August I did accidentally touch my sores in the shower and immediately scrubbed my hands like a surgeon. I also used to just hand wash my body in the shower because dirty washcloths also freaked me out.

Today when I was inspecting my hands with a flashlight I found a tiny bump or blister or callus on the inside of my ring finger on one hand and the inside of pinky on another hand. They don’t itch, they don’t burn. I did try to squeeze them and nothing came out or popped which made my finger sore but they aren’t particularly painful to the touch. I wouldn’t have even noticed them i don’t think if I wasn’t super inspecting my hand. 

I have a toddler in diapers and mynworlds biggest fear is that I will pass this to her. 

What do you guys think? Think these are herpes blisters or that I’m just losing it? 

I know i have antibodies so I’m thinking it’s probably unlikely that I autoinocculated one of each of my fingers especially since my obsession for hand washing but I wanted some opinions and encouragement...

 

thanks in advance! 

You probably need to start wearing a Biohazard suit with gloves. Never touch your body again.

 

or

 

Have a few drinks and  chill.

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Dutchy

Hi! 

First of all i think nothings up with your hands. I do understand how you feel about the fear of giving it to your child and washing your hands all thé time.

But second i think you are making matters worse. You have wounds on your hands. Which makes it more easy for bacteria germs to Hurt you. 

Wear gloves if your cleaning of cooking and please let your hands heal..

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dont quit!17

Honestly, I feel the same way as you. I get a tiny itch on one of my thumbs and as a precaution use gloves to changes my kids. I have been criticized for it  and I know its unlikely but still do it anyway. Something like taking a  shower then changing your kids a few minutes gets me a little nervous. But that is just me. Good luck and you should be ok. 

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Atrapasueños

La mejor opción es que vayas al médico, porque aquí la mayoría de la gente piensa que los brotes aparecen solo en boca y genitales

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The best option is to go to the doctor, here most people think that the outbreaks appear only in the mouth and genitals

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1 hour ago, Atrapasueños said:

La mejor opción es que vayas al médico, porque aquí la mayoría de la gente piensa que los brotes aparecen solo en boca y genitales

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The best option is to go to the doctor, here most people think that the outbreaks appear only in the mouth and genitals

No they don't. Where did you get that impression?

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Atrapasueños

Mucha gente pública que tienen sospechas de tener brotes en otras partes de su cuerpo y la mayoría de la gente de este foro comenta que es imposible obtener una nueva infección en otra parte del cuerpo por tener anticuerpos

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Many public people who have suspicions of having outbreaks in other parts of their body and most people in this forum say it is impossible to get a new infection in another part of the body by having antibodies

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4 minutes ago, Atrapasueños said:

Mucha gente pública que tienen sospechas de tener brotes en otras partes de su cuerpo y la mayoría de la gente de este foro comenta que es imposible obtener una nueva infección en otra parte del cuerpo por tener anticuerpos

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Many public people who have suspicions of having outbreaks in other parts of their body and most people in this forum say it is impossible to get a new infection in another part of the body by having antibodies

Your response addresses a totally different issue than your earlier comment. You seem to have problems making clear what it is you are saying. Your earlier comment, and the one that I replied to, was simply that most people on this forum think that OBs appear only on the genitals and mouth. Now you're talking about reinfection. They are separate issues.

As far as this other issue of re-infection, you have no idea what most people think about this issue. The fact is that it is possible to re-infect but very unlikely.

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Atrapasueños

En mi primer comentario me refería que las personas piensan que el hsv sólo se da en boca y genitales y que es imposible la reinfección a lo que llaman autoinoculacion por tener anticuerpos después de una infección por ghsv o ohsv 

La persona que hizo esta publicación quiere ayuda sobre la incertidumbre sobre si se puede reinfectar (autoinoculacion) mi consejo fue que mejor vaya a un médico ya que aquí le dirán que es imposible la reinfección (autoinculacion) 

Y claramente se que es muy raro pero no  imposible 

Post: mi inglés no es muy correcto es difícil expresarme como yo quiero

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@Cas9

In my first comment I was referring to people thinking that hsv only occurs in the mouth and genitals and that reinfection is impossible to what they call auto-linking because they have antibodies after a ghsv or ohsv infection

The person who made this publication wants help on the uncertainty about whether it can be reinfected (autoinoculation) my advice was that you better go to a doctor because here they will tell you that reinfection is impossible (autoinoculation)

And clearly I know it's very weird but not impossible

Post: my English is not very correct it is difficult to express myself as I want

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Dutchy

But going to a docter is not where the right info is. They only know about the common issues.

Even the specialist i spoke said things to me that did not make sence.. 

I Just think they do not know

 

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Cas9
7 hours ago, Atrapasueños said:

En mi primer comentario me refería que las personas piensan que el hsv sólo se da en boca y genitales y que es imposible la reinfección a lo que llaman autoinoculacion por tener anticuerpos después de una infección por ghsv o ohsv 

La persona que hizo esta publicación quiere ayuda sobre la incertidumbre sobre si se puede reinfectar (autoinoculacion) mi consejo fue que mejor vaya a un médico ya que aquí le dirán que es imposible la reinfección (autoinculacion) 

Y claramente se que es muy raro pero no  imposible 

Post: mi inglés no es muy correcto es difícil expresarme como yo quiero

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@Cas9

In my first comment I was referring to people thinking that hsv only occurs in the mouth and genitals and that reinfection is impossible to what they call auto-linking because they have antibodies after a ghsv or ohsv infection

The person who made this publication wants help on the uncertainty about whether it can be reinfected (autoinoculation) my advice was that you better go to a doctor because here they will tell you that reinfection is impossible (autoinoculation)

And clearly I know it's very weird but not impossible

Post: my English is not very correct it is difficult to express myself as I want

Virtually all experts will say it's rare but it is possible. I spoke directly with Anna Wald in Washington state and she confirmed it's rarity but that it is possible. It's possible because the very reason you have protection is your immune system, so it's common sense that if the immune system is not functioning properly, auto-innoculation is possible.

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