I’d say it’s the same thing as the familiar cold sores that appear on people’s lips. But I looked up “cold sore” on WebMD, and saw no mention at all of cold sores appearing on the fingers at all. Also, the sore on my thumb is not raised at all – it looks like a tiny brushburn. It does give off a little clear fluid from time to time, especially if I fool with it.
I don’t get them all that often … more often lately, though. Only on my left thumb, too – no spreading to other digits or to my mouth. It’s more of a nuisance and maybe a mild eyesore for the observant.
Anyone else get what I’m talking about? If so, what are some good treatments?