Herpes Whitlow - HELP!
My BF and I both have HSV2 genitally, I contracted it before I met him and unfortunately passed it on to him. He's had it for 1 year now and has had several outbreaks and so have I. A couple of months ago (not during primary infection) he shows me his finger which is swollen, red and has small blisters under the skin. They don't erupt and there is no fluid, they don't look exactly like the pictures on Google. They disappeared after a week or two BUT this morning he shows them to me again. Same finger, same place, same blisters. He has pain in the finger but says it's probably not herpes (he's in denial I think!!)
I do think it could very well be Herpes Whitlow caused by HSV2. I just don't understand the recurrence of this if it is herpes. I thought the HSV2 lies in the lower part of the spinal cord and therefor if you get an HSV2 infection above the waist, there are almost no OB's after the first - because HSV2 does not 'thrive' in the body above the waist.
Can anyone inform me about this? I feel so bad and so responsible for everything he is going through :-(