I appreciate your concern.Herpes infection is caused by viruses called as herpes viruses. Herpes infection which you need to be worried about is genital herpes
. Having herpes infection in the genitalia can transmit the infection to your baby during delivery. Your gynecologist would have screened you for the TORCH infections which would have ruled out herpes infection.
Another important point to be remembered about herpes is that it has the tendency to remain latent (meaning it remains in the body and recurrs whenever there is increased stress
, exposure to extreme cold
or heat, immunodeficiency
Regarding Herpetic Whitlow:
Health-care personnel are at particular risk of herpetic whitlow. Direct infection of
virus into the fingers of those who are in touch of other pateints oral cavity (dentists, dental nurses, intensive-care doctors, nurses and anaesthetists) may have herpetic whitlows, which is nothing but an inflammation of the nail folds.
Herpetic whitlow may also be seen in hairdressers, lab personnel.
One more point I want to stress here is that since you are pregnant, your doctor might not be comfortable giving you strong medications.
But still if you feel you need to change your doctor then I would suggest for you to go ahead.