Hi all :)
I'm new to here and I have a question or two about whitlow.
I have hsv1, got it about 10 years ago from my first bf, and I'm concerned about autoinoculation and what's going on with my hand.
It started on the 20th of June with one little red bump on my ring finger and my pinky. Went straight to the doctor who diagnosed pompholyx despite there being no itching. I tried his cream and it did nothing. And has also spread to my middle finger at this stage
Two weeks later, I went back and told him this, asked if it was herpes. He said nope, don't know what it is. Asked another doctor to come look he had no idea. Then he asked a third doc to come look and I asked if he though it could be herpes and he started LAUGHING and said either chilblains or contact dermatitis. Doctor referred me to dermatologist, appointment in a week.
The symptoms start out as little red dots on my skin, sometimes raised. Looks like bleeding under the skin according to the doc. They have increased in size and number. Only on the pad of my four fingers. Do not really blister, kinda looks a little like blisters surrounding the red spot, but they don't pop and no liquid has been seen by myself indicating they have burst. Today I noticed they are starting to darken in colour, almost a purple, grey, blackish colour. They have been there for 6.5 weeks. Don't itch generally, but one finger was insanely itchy yesterday. Don't hurt unless pressed.
Does it sound like I may have autoinocculated myself???