Herpetic Nail Bed Infection

It is a herpes simplex skin infection in the distal portions of the finger. The herpetic circulation can cause significant pain, the fingertip is not very tense. Blisters develop on the volar or dorsal side the distal phalanx, but usually only 2-3 days after onset of pain. The pain intensity may lead to confusion with a whitlow, however, a distinction is possible due to the low or lack of tenderness…

September 3, 2018