When the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2) causes the lesion on the finger it is called as herpetic whitlow. It causes pain in the finger. Normally lesion develops on the finger of hand but rarely occurs on the cuticle of nail or toe. This lesion is also observed on the thumb of the children who have the habit of thumb sucking. One or more fingers of the hand involve in this infection. 60% infection is caused by HSV-1 virus and 40% caused by HSV-2. Mostly this viral infection begins when the cuticle is torn. The incubation period of this infection is 2-20 days after exposure. This infection occurs in both males and females at the equal rate. The infection can transmit from one person to other easily.
Symptoms Of Whitlow: A symptom is pain at the finger tip.
- Dull pain at initial stage
- Severe pain accompanied with lesion development
- White blisters
- Lesion containing fluid
- Discharge of fluid
Whitlow Natural Remedy
- Palm Oil
Preparation: Apply palm oil on the affected area. Then make a lime orange and mix it on the finger tip on the affected area. The pox will certainly come out after some days.
Dosage: Anytime you have whitlow.
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