Viral Skin Diseases

Picture of Herpetic Whitlow

Picture of Herpetic Whitlow

Herpetic whitlow is a painful infection of the fingertip area caused by the herpes virus. Small blisters form around the fleshy part of the fingertips. The condition is contagious and very common. It can be treated with antiviral medications but may come back.

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Text Source: National Library of Medicine
Merck Manual
American Academy of Family Physicians