Hello. My son who is 7 years old complained about having a sore finger. The next day he had small white blisters under the skin and as the day went on they started to turn red. I had the school nurse take a look at it and she said it was a blood blister… well being a mother you know what a blood blister looks like so I had his doctor look at it who also said it was a blood blister. Still not satisfied, I took him to the ER and was told it was staph infection. ????? I still couldn’t rest until I knew exactly what was wrong with my son so finally a dermatologist took one glance at it and told me that it was definitely Herpetic Whitlow. He took a sample to confirm his diagnosis. At least now we know that it was more serious than a blood blister and we were able to take care of it with the right medication.
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