Herpetic whitlow

What is Herpetic whitlow?

A herpetic whitlow is a lesion (whitlow) on a finger or thumb caused by the herpes simplex virus.It is a painful infection that typically affects the fingers or thumbs.

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I've had cold sores for 6 years. On average I get one or two a year and sometimes nothing in a whole year. The other day I noticed a tiny...

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Herpetic whitlow less likely, seems to be bacterial infection

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So I have started a relationship with a girl and last night things got carried away and I used my hand and fingers on her both running and actual...

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There is a risk of herpetic whitlow but it the risk if not quantifiable

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small 1 millimeter or less size dark brown dots on the callouses of my middle and ring finger that seem to progress thru cyclical stages where they...

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Herpetic whitlow

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