It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Herpes Message Board

  • Herpatic Whitlow Transmission

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 12-03-2015, 06:13 AM   #1
    pandab3ar's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2015
    Location: Houston
    Posts: 1
    pandab3ar HB User
    Herpatic Whitlow Transmission

    I havea question concerning herpatic whitlow's transmission.
    Yesterday I woke up with a cold sore and immediatly took valacyclovir 2g. I also noticed a small water like blister on my hand that was maybe 3mm in diameter. I freaked out thinking it was herpatic whitlow but I did not have any pain and there as some redness but not a lot. I went to the doctor to get it cultured but she said they could only do a biopsy. So I agreed and they did a small shave biopsy and then cauterized part of it. I dont know why but she didnt cauterize part of it (i dont think she saw it). Anyways. Today morning I was brushing my teeth and did not have a band aid on it as I was washing my hand after, and some saliva with toothpaste fell out of my mouth and landed right on the biopsy site. Mind you, I have an active cold sore on the lower left side of my lip. I've read saliva can transmit the HSV virus, especially with an open wound. Now I am freaking out thinking I may have just really given myself herpatic whitlow.
    I did wash it off as soon as I saw it and then washed my hands and the area with soap and water. (the lesion is on my index finger)

    What is the percentage that it was transmitted?

    If it was can I go get a lab test done or something to see if I have herpatic whitlow specifically? Or do I have to just wait for it to pop up.

    Thank you,

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Closed Thread

    herpes, herpes phobia, hsv, transmission

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:39 AM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!