Herpetic whitlowhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herpetic_whitlow
Herpetic whitlow is a lesion on a finger or thumb caused by the herpes simplex virus. It is a painful infection that typically affects the fingers or thumbs.

Herpetic whitlow can be caused by infection by HSV-1 or HSV-2. HSV-1 whitlow is often contracted by health care workers that come in contact with the virus; it is most commonly contracted by dental workers and medical workers exposed to oral secretions. It is also often observed in thumb-sucking children with HSV-1 oral infection, and in adults aged 20 to 30 following contact with HSV-2-infected genitals.

Treatment ― OTC Drugs
Acyclovir cream can be used to treat herpes. Take acetaminophen as a pain reliever.
#Acyclovir cream

  • Herpetic whitlow ― Herpes simplex infection in fingers is more common in young children than in adults.
  • The photo shows a swollen Herpetic whitlow.