Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.
There are two major varieties of herpes
- genital and non-genital, and both are contagious. It is possible to get herpes in the hands (herpetic whitlow
). However, it is also possible that the lesions in your hands around the nail could be from the reccurent irritation caused due to excessive biting of your nails and the surrounding areas.
Since, these you seem to be extremely worried whether these lesions could be due to herpes, I would suggest that the best way forward would be to get yourself tested for the same. So, please
consult a dermatologist
for a proper physical examination and further investigations.
Wish you all the best.
Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar