Whitlow is an abscess of a finger. It comes on with a burning pain and inflammation at the end of the finger, which soon begins to throb, and to get more and more painful as the inflammation proceeds.

Treatment

If taken in time, a leech or two, and a dose or two of cooling physic may put an end to it. But, if neglected at the commencement, it will be necessary to poultice it till it is sufficiently advanced; and then to open it with a lancet. It may be afterwards dressed with a little Turner's Cerate.