In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- I have a whitlow on the end of my finger, how should I treat it?
- I should have remembered, as a dental colleague has just reminded me, what a problem herpetic whitlows used to be in our dental undergraduates before they were made to wear gloves.
- Nursery personnel with an active herpetic whitlow should not have direct care of neonates.
- Herpetic whitlow is an HSV infection of the fingers and toes and may represent a primary infection or a secondary recurrence of type 1 or 2 HSV infection.
- Herpetic whitlow results from autoinoculation of type 1 or type 2 herpes simplex virus into broken skin.
- At first symptoms, just immerse affected part in hot water about 3 times daily and in a day or two the whitlow goes away.
- Complications in herpetic whitlow include bacterial infection of the sore and possible spread of the virus.
- Herpetic whitlow usually is self-limited and resolves in two to three weeks.
- Another causes whitlows on fingers, feet, knees and shoulders.
- Unfortunately due a stabbing incident involving a ‘safety’ pin I am now the proud owner of a whitlow on the said finger, which is slowing my blogging down.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.