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I cut my finger at the cuticle and put my finger in my mouth without thinking that I had a cold sore. What are the chances of getting herpetic whitlow I've had cold sores since I was 7 years old.

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replied March 30th, 2013
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A42815
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The symptoms would depend on your immunity level. If you have had infection with one strain of virus, it will stay in your body and cause outbreak when immunity levels fall, or during times of stress. Look out for development of any new symptoms. Visit your doctor/healthcare provider for further evaluation, clarification, and assistance. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/healthcare provider and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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