Whitlows can be caused by a virus or a bacterium that enters our body through a cut. People who work in water are most likely to get. Signs and Symptoms are finger around the nail swells and becomes painful to touch. Blister of pus may develop alongside the nail. The skin around the nail is also affected, fever and sleeplessness may occur.
A pus-filled small abscess orboil on the fingertip, next to the nail is `whitlow'. Make a suitable hole in a lemon fruit. Thrust the affected finger inside the lemon for 30 minuts a day or relief. Triphala Guggul 2 pills twice a day with water should be taken for 15 days but before consult a doctor or physician please.