Herpes simplex virus often causes finger Whitlow, which is an extremely painful infection. It's fairly common, and it can cause severe discomfort and inflammation in the affected finger. Due to the pain, a person suffering from finger whitlow can scarcely hold anything tightly with the affected hand, making this infection a significant infection that should be addressed seriously.
We'll take a look at some of the home cures for this ailment in this article. If you have finger whitlow, this post will be quite beneficial to you since we will discuss how to treat this painful infection at home without having to visit a doctor.
What Are Some Treatment Options For This Excruciating Infection?
1. Use a cold compress several times; this is one method of dealing with finger whitlow. Simply apply cold compress to the injured finger many times a day to help reduce swelling and relieve the excruciating agony it causes.
2. Taking Care of the Affected Area Several times; this is another easy technique to deal with the infection at home. This is because keeping the wound or infection dirty will only exacerbate the condition, therefore you should clean it multiple times every day, not only to lessen the virus's effects but also to prevent new infections from entering the affected area.
3. Wash Your Hands Frequently; cleaning your hands on a frequent basis will help prevent the virus from spreading to other regions of your body, such as your eyes and other fingers. Herpetic whitlow is highly contagious, so it's important to wash your hands frequently.
4. Avoid touching the blisters: This is an important way to keep the virus from spreading. Never succumb to the temptation to burst the blisters on the affected finger otherwise you would only open the wound to secondary and more serious infections.
5. Using Lemons; another technique to deal with finger whitlow is to use lemons. Simply cut a hole in the lemon and place your affected finger into the hole for around 10 minutes. For the symptoms to go away, you must repeat the process twice everyday.
Finger whitlow usually goes away on its own in 2-4 weeks, so all you have to do is make sure it doesn't spread to other parts of your body, including the eyes or to another person, while you maintain dressing the wound and it'll be gone in no time.
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