You can also use natural remedies to get rid of a superficial paronychia (fresh fingers). Thus, this cream with olive oil , with regenerating virtues recognized, will relieve your painful finger. To make it, mix in a bowl 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons liquid Marseille soap, 2 tablespoons caster sugar and 1 egg white. Beat vigorously with the mixer until obtaining a smooth consistency. Once your cream is ready, you can apply it on your whitlow, three times a day minimum.
Do not forget the essential oils.
The essential oils (HE) may be a natural alternative to relieve a paronychia. You can make a mixture of HE yourself. In a bottle, mix 0.5 ml each of the following essential oils: tea tree, bay leaves, rosewood and clove. Add 8 ml of alcohol. Tea tree , laurel and rosewood HE have important antibacterial properties. Cloves are antiseptic and healing.
As long as the paronychia is not ripe (that it is red), apply locally a few drops of this formula 5 times a day on wet and hot compresses.
When the paronychia is ready to empty its pus (or emptied), apply 5 times a day directly on the wound, without compresses.
Your doctor may also prescribe a mixture of essential oils to be applied to whitlow. Count 1 g of eucalyptus essential oil, the same proportion of lavender HE and sage HE. Mix them in 60 ml of oil. Take 3 times 20 drops daily for internal use. Warning: this last remedy must be the subject of a medical prescription.
Thanks to its polyunsaturated compounds, burdock (Arctium lappa) inhibits the development of bacteria and fungi. It is therefore indicated in case of paronychia superficial. Consume it as an infusion at a rate of 2 cups a day. Let infuse 10 min 5 g of dried leaves in 1 liter of boiling water. You can also take 2 to 3 times a day a capsule of root powder with a glass of water. Be careful, burdock should not be administered to children under 15 years.
Compress, poultice: local applications to know
Many natural local applications are likely to treat a paronychia. If you want to ripen your paronychia, you can apply a large amount of Marseille soap. Leave for a whole night. Marigold compresses or chamomile fever are also recommended. Dilute 4 tablespoons of decoction or marigold in 1 liter of water. Apply this mixture in compress on the wound. Count the same proportions to make a chamomile fever compress.
A garlic compress can also be a very good remedy for accelerating the healing of a paronychia. Heat 2 cloves garlic chopped in a little milk. Remove from the heat and add breadcrumbs to absorb the milk. You get a paste that will serve as a compress. Apply it warm on your finger and let it work for 20 minutes. Renew 3 times a day until improvement.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, green clay can be a valuable ally in case of paronychia. Combined with salt and olive oil, you can apply it as a poultice. For this, mix in a bowl 2 teaspoons of green clay powder, ½ teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. add some filleted water until you get a green paste. Apply the poultice to the paronychia (fresh fingers) and remove it once dry. Then apply a little olive oil on it before leaving it in the open air.