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Herpectic whitlow

will bactine help?

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Asked by ElsaSalsaaa at 1:34 AM on Jun. 5, 2011 in Health

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  • It might possibly help with the pain, but you might need an actual analgesic from a physician depending on the severity. Also, you should look for the root cause of it. I contracted it from hedgehogs I raised. It was awful and it spread. It is actually a lot like a cold sore in that it's a herpes virus. It can be super painful because the nerve endings on your fingers are so, so sensitive so don't be afraid to seek out treatment. Also? Hot packs can help to reduce the swelling and if they burst they could get infected in which case you'll have to have an antibiotic.

    Answer by jandshyne at 1:36 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

  • well the thing is its not even that bad! theyre small bumps so idek if its really that it just seems to be it, but very mild


    Comment by ElsaSalsaaa (original poster) at 1:37 AM on Jun. 5, 2011

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