Whitlow finger (herpetic whitlow) is a painful finger infection caused by the herpes virus. It’s easy to handle, but it can return.
Anywhere on your finger a herpetic whitlow can appear, but it typically affects the top of your finger (fingertip).
Symptoms of Herpetic Whitlow include the following:
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Swelling and finger pain
Finger blisters or sores
Red or darker skin than the normal skin tone
Treat whitlows with essential oils
Although whitlows seem a minor thing, they can be extremely painful and sore and can reappear during stressful times when immunity is low. Make up the following combination of oils:
Basic blend – topic
|Thyme linalol||2 drops|
Apply 1 undiluted drop around the affected area three times a day.
Once any pus has been dispersed, follow the same procedure three times per day but using 1 drop of the following combination:
|Chamomile roman||2 drops|
Other Essential Oils That Could Be Used to Treat This Condition: tea tree, *manuka (Leptospermum scoparium), *chamomile german (Matricaria recutita), *benzoin (Styrax benzoin), *myrrh (Commiphora myrrha).