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what is it called when the side of your finger near the nail is inflamed or it hurts

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Fingernail infection: This is most commonly referred to as a paronychia. It is often caused by an "ingrown nail" and my be complicated by bacterial or viral infection. Occa ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends what it is: Causes of a swelling or a growth on the side of a nail include a wart, an ingrown piece of nail, a torn piece of skin (not healing properly), a splint ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It could be an: infection. Red, warm, tender, swelling, painful? If so, you might start by soaking in warm epsom salts.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Agree with Dr. K. If you have diabetes, it is imperative that you seek care from a doctor at the earliest.
A male asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
15 years experience Pulmonology
See below: Any injury? If not, could be a paronychia. I'd let someone take a look to make sure you don't need antibiotics.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Check this out: Please go to a clinic and get an exam & X-ray to make certain there are no broken bones. If you would like to talk about what made you punch the w ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
See DR: You may have just bruised the hand, or you might have a undisplaced fracture. Only way to tell is with an xray. Next time punch a pillow, it will g ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Eitner
33 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: The only way to know for sure is to have it x-rayed. Have it checked out as soon as possible, because if it is broken, you want to make sure it heals ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Likely infection: You could have infection there. Don't pick your skin/nail. Little trauma can happen and before you know it, you could have bacterial infection with a ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Haddad
45 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Infection: You probalby have an infection of the nail bed called paronychia. This causes pus to accumulate at the nail root and it hurts due to pressure. You wi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See doc: This might be a glomus tumor. See your doctor. It could also be something a orthopedic doctor would have to treat.

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