I was recently diagnosed with HSV2 but have a question about Whitlows.
I have dry, cracked, peeling skin around my cuticle or my right middle finger (skin on my hands tend to get dry and peel). I forgot about my finger while taking a shower and I cleaned my genital area with a washcloth using the same hand. Should I worry about developing a herpetic whitlow on my middle finger???
I should mention that I don’t have a current outbreak and I just starting taking daily antivirals. Also, there was no direct skin to skin contact between my hand and genital area and I washed my hands thoroughly immediately after.