I get herpes simplex on my mouth every month. Now I got them on my fingers. I'm afraid I'll have genital herpes. How can I avoid that?Jul 21, 2015
Dr. Zakia Dimassi Pediatrics
I am not sure if the lesions you get on your fingers are herpetic in nature - these must be something different, because the herpes simplex viruses types 1 and 2 affect the oral cavity/lips/nose and genital organs, not the hands. As such, you may actually transfer the virus to other people. A good practice would be not to touch the lesions on your mouth then directly touch your genitals to avoid self-inoculation of the virus.