- At first symptoms, just immerse affected part in hot water about 3 times daily and in a day or two the whitlow goes away.
- 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.
- I have a whitlow on the end of my finger, how should I treat it?
- 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.
- Another causes whitlows on fingers, feet, knees and shoulders.
- Herpetic whitlow usually is self-limited and resolves in two to three weeks.
- Complications in herpetic whitlow include bacterial infection of the sore and possible spread of the virus.
- Herpetic whitlow results from autoinoculation of type 1 or type 2 herpes simplex virus into broken skin.