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Home treatment of infected finger

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Rest: The first home treatment is rest. Many times the trigger finger comes from inflammation around the tendon from overuse, trauma, or swelling from other... Read More
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
See: A hand specialist. They can determine your best options.

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Usually leave alone: Warts often disappear on their own. I frown on home treatment because I have seen the disasters cause by this. If one does not know what they are do... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
If these are warts (can’t be sure without seeing) they are caused by HPV virus. No medicine to cure - they must be burned off. Many “burn” treatments ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Minoli
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Have it evaluated: If your spots are left to demarcate they will eventually declare themselves as to the degree of burn. If you can at least get to an urgent care center... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Finger pain: Your pain may be due to an infection under the skin or nail bed called a paronychia -- start with warm soaks and see your doctor to see if antibiotics... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Yes, at first: This may be a paronychium (inflammation around the area where the nail meets the finger's tissues). You can try frequent (every several hours) prolon... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: There are many over the counter medications. Try the one that freezes the wart.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
Finger infections: Please see your doctor right away. There are no home treatments for bacterial infections. They need to be cultured and to be treated with antibiotic... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Swollen finger: need to figure out what is causing this. Any injuries? any fever? onset? could be a herpetic whitlow or a paronychia. warm water soaks with epson... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Finger infection: This can be somewhat serious depending on the degree of infection. Not to scare you, but think of what could happen if the infection got out of contro... Read More

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