Deep seated abscess near the end of the finger,often under the nail with pain and swelling is called whitlow.The beginning may be in the shape of hard tumour like growth which very soon becomes hot and painful

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
In acute cases;to abort abscess Myristica seb Q or 3X 2 hourly
Before suppurative stage;worse from warmth Mercurius sol.30 3 hourly
Intense throbbing pain;to promote suppuration Hepar sulph 3X 2 hourly
When abscess is deep seated;excruciating pain;to promote suppuration Silicea 30 3 hourly
Dark red or bluish lesion with intense pain Lachesis 30 or 200 4 hourly(3)
Blackish,painful,burning pain,better by heat and warmth Arsenic alb.30 and Carbo veg.30 alternate 2 hourly
When fungoid granulation forms in the effected flesh Acid-nit 30 4 hourly
When pain is intolerable after exposure of nerves Allium cepa 30 3 hourly
When due to injury of nails;effected lesion cold;better by cold compresses Ledum pal 30 or 200 3 hourly
Cold applications ameliorates;worse by warmth,feels as if burning vapours are emitted from the effected lesion Acid-flour 30 or 200 3 hourly(3)