skip to Main Content

The herpes virus can also be spread to the fingers, this condition is referred to as ‘herpes whitlow’ and is normally caused by the Herpes simplex virus (the same virus that normally causes cold sores).

Herpes whitlow commonly occurred in dental personnel before the era of mandatory glove use. Like herpetic lesions elsewhere on the body, the herpes outbreaks are often painful and at times disabling.

One kind of complication involves spreading the virus from the location of an outbreak to other places on the body by touching the sore(s). The fingers, eyes, and other body areas can accidentally become infected in this way.

Preventing self-infection is simple. Do not touch the area during an outbreak. If you do, wash your hands as soon as possible with soap and warm water. This will help prevent the virus from spreading further.

Where to Now?

Ask questionsAsk questions and get support right now in the Herpes Support Forum

This Post Has 13 Comments
  1. I wish to point out my admiration for your generosity in support of visitors who really need assistance with this important area. Your special dedication to passing the message all-around appeared to be extremely important and has usually empowered guys much like me to achieve their desired goals. This valuable guide indicates this much a person like me and extremely more to my colleagues. Many thanks; from each one of us.

  2. Hiya, I love your Blog Post. I recently wrote an article on storing meat. I like to make my own gammon for Fall!. I will be creating a basic ice cream to go with it. The teeny boppers will be off school and I am sure they are going to enjoy it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top