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Herpetic whitlow

Can herpetic whitlow be contracted via indirect contact? So let's say someone has a cold sore, they touch it, and then touch a tiny little wound that has been there for a week (which is superficial tiny that it doesn't bleed or hurt) on my finger?
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3149845 tn?1506627771
Highly unlikely as you have antibodies that would help prevent it.
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But I am talking about another person. Let's say that I am one of the people that doesn't have antibodies against herpes. SOMEONE ELSE touches his cold sore, then touches the wound on MY finger. Am I at rist, or is this too indirect?
3149845 tn?1506627771
They would have to kiss your finger and rub there lips to force the virus into the nerve.
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I have the exact same question
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