Herpetic Whitlow (Finger Whitlow)

What Is Whitlow? Whitlow is a self-limited disease, which means it can resolve on its own. It is also known as herpetic whitlow, finger whitlow or digital herpes simplex. A whitlow appears as an abscess in the soft tissue near a fingernail or toenail. A herpetic whitlow or whitlow finger usually affects the fleshy area of the fingertip. It can be very painful and highly contagious. A whitlow can occur when broken skin on your finger comes in direct contact with body fluids infected with the herpes simplex virus (HSV).…

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Coronavirus : Important Things to Note

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can make humans and animals sick. They cause illnesses that can range from the common cold to more severe diseases. Coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China. What are the Symptoms? Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience: Fever, Flu-like symptoms such as cough, sorethroat and fatigue, Shortness of breath. How it Spreads There is evidence that…

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