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my middle finger is swollen and hurts

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
? infection: Several possibilities, including infection. Get it evaluated.

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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Tetanus/therapy: Make sure to get your tetanus booster and antibiotic therapy to prevent secondary infection. Advil or Aleve (naproxen) for pain/swelling if not allerg ... Read More
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
36 years experience Wound care
Deep splinter wound: If you are having this much difficulty moving your finger after you removed the deep splinter, go to your Internist or ER ASAP; what you are describin ... Read More
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Infection: The fingers and hands have many small compartments and are very prone to tracking infections after puncture wounds. If it is swollen and you cannot be ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
29 years experience Pathology
Cellulitis: Sounds like its infected. You need antibiotics. Please see your doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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ER visit: I would encourage you to make an ER visit to have your hand evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon or hand surgery specialist.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Capillary: These red spots are most likely due to burst capillaries which leak blood into the skin and take days to weeks to fade. What caused the swelling and d ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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RA: Rheumatoid and other arthritis can present this way. See PMD. Do not use that finger excessively.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
24 years experience Pediatrics
Cellulitis: Cellulitis appears as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. It is associated with a break in the skin that has been infected. It ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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RaiseHighGiveTheSign: Oh yeah?So where you been puttin' it??It won't swell for no reason. Wearing a ring? If so, take it off. Is it red and does it hurt? Then you should se ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Throbbing finger: If you finger is swollen and throbbing with no obvious cut you should see your doctor to have your uric acid checked to rule out gout
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Riaz ahmed Ballim
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Infection: Yes it can cause infection can set in take brufen apply bactroban

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