Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Herpetic Whitlow Treatment

Herpetic whitlow is a self-limited disease. Treatment is directed at relieving pain. Treatment for herpetic whitlow usually includes antiviral medications, narcotic pain medications, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.

Treatment options for herpetic whitlow include:

Herpetic Whitlow Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat herpetic whitlow:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Herpetic Whitlow References
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