When the cluster of blisters appear on the fingers, it’s actually called Herpetic Whitlow, a herpes simplex infection. 60% of herpes whitlow is caused by the same virus as a cold sore, herpes simplex virus I, while 40% are caused by herpes simplex virus II (genital herpes). The triggers for an outbreak are the same as for cold sores: stress, fatigue, lowered immune system, menstruation, pregnancy.
This infection is no less contagious than a cold sore or genital herpes infection, and particularly so when the blisters open. Be vigilent to avoid touching areas of your body where there might be an open cut or lesion, your eyes, genital and buttocks to avoid infecting those areas.
And like a cold sore, the outbreak can be treated with your favorite cold sore remedy or supplement. If your fave is not preventing the outbreak at the early symptom, try Cold Sores Begone, a topical, non-toxic remedy safe enough for kids, or L-lysine supplements.
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Robin Barr is a business owner, animal lover, information and resources junkie, and a fan of innovation. She's also the inventor of award-winning Cold Sores Begone™, an instant preventative, and Canker Sores Begone™, a healing accelerator. A boomer and ENFP, Robin lives in Mission Viejo, Calif.