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Whitlow and cold sore

I have been getting herpes cold sores for years on my lips(a few outbreaks a year) and the last few times I had what I beleive to be w whitlow on the side on my middle finger(next to the finger nail).  Is it common to all of a sudden get whitlows when oral outbreaks occur?  Thanks
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it would be unusual to contract whitlow years into having a well established herpes infection but it does sometimes happen. It would be even more unusual to get a whitlow recurrence every time you have a cold sore recurrence.   best thing to do is be seen next time you have the finger symptoms within 48 hours of their appearance ( you can't take any antivirals to speed cold sore healing either ) for a lesion culture and typing.  

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