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lancing an infected finger

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garry Shulman
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Abcess: Draining an Abcess is usually curative. Using hibicleans after lancing will possibly kill off your natural microbes which help prevent infection by ba ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Balaram
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a physician: Infections of the finger require antibiotics to treat and can sometimes become severe and require surgery. The best option is to see your physician t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Few things can help: Clean well with soap and warm water, may apply neosporin or a triple antibiotic keep clean and covered. If not helping sometimes oral antibiotic is ne ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Any significant : infections warrant medical care.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Get med eval now.: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Infected finger: Yes, please see your doctor. You may have an infection and you may have more of the splinter in your finger even though you thought you removed all o ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Packing of Boil: Packing is usually removed and replaced or just removed every 2-3 days. She should contact her physician immediately for instructions.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tighe De Soto
15 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Antibiotics: If you have an infection in your finger, you should be seen by an MD. They can prescribe antibiotics if necessary. Hand infections are especially da ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Any open skin can allow penetration of bacteria.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
20 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: Other reasons can cause a wound not to heal such as poor circulation, poor nutrition, elevated blood sugars.
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