[Question #3861] Possibility of HSV infection through saliva and fingers
34 months ago
Two days ago I received a hand job from a massage parlor. The masseuse first used lubricant, but then used her saliva after. I rubbed her clitoris with my fingers. My penis was sore on one side at the base after everything was over, and is still a bit sore today. It's in an area where I somewhat frequently get jock itch.
Today I woke up with a stuffed nose and dryness in the back of my throat, right behind my nose, and lightheadedness. These are the usual symptoms I get when I'm coming down with a cold. No swollen lymph nodes as of yet.
Should I be concerned at all of having contracted HSV on my fingers or genitals? Would the sore skin on my penis allow any sort of virus to penetrate from the saliva? I was only slightly worried until today as these new symptoms are quite coincidental. I was last tested a year ago and returned negative for both HSV 1 and 2 with the IgG test.
Thank your for help.
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
34 months ago
No,I don't believe you are at any risk here. And what you are describing are COLD symptoms, not influenza symptoms, which are completely different. Herpes does not cause cold symptoms. A sore place on your penis is quite different than an actual sore on the penis - no reason to believe that the virus would enter your body in this way. This was a safe encounter.