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If You Don't Want To Suffer From Finger Whitlow, Take These 4 Tips Seriously

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Finger Whitlow is a somewhat popular infection that is often caused by Herpes simplex virus. This is a highly contagious virus that can spread easily from one person to another if proper care is not taken to prevent it.

No sane person would want to deal with the pain and horror that comes with treating or handling whitlow, so in this article, we are going to have a look at some of the preventive tips that could help avert the possibility of suffering from finger whitlow. Just sit tight and enjoy this article while learning something new.

What Are The Tips Necessary For Finger Whitlow Prevention?

1. Be Careful while cutting your nails so you don't cut the skin of the nails as this is one thing that can lead to whitlow infection.

2. Reduce Your Stress Levels to prevent the dormant Herpes Simplex Virus from activating thus causing finger whitlow. You can also boost your immune system by eating well and sleeping well at night or anytime you feel like sleeping. Balanced meals can go a long way in keeping you healthy enough.

3. Stop the habit of biting your nails or anything that could lead to putting your fingers in your mouth. This is a major cause of this virus, people who are fond of always bitting their nails sometimes end up suffering from finger whitlow.

4. Always Wash Your hands thoroughly with medicated soap after using the restroom to avoid contracting the virus.

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