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what is this infection on the outside of my thumb

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Dr. Stephen Rodrigues
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Ooops: You should be ok. In the future combining medications can be dangerous. Check the web for a site called medication check interactions. Herbal, alcohol ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Varon Miller
Specializes in Family Medicine
Video consult: You need to go to a physician to be evaluated physically or you can ask for a video consult from HealthTap to be evaluated while seeing the lession.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Finger infection : These fingernail infections can be bacterial or fungal. Often they are better with antibiotics and sometimes need to be drained.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Thumb won't heal: Yes, lab testing can likely identify the infection. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a hand specialist if needed. Peace and good health.
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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
See a doctor: See a doctor for examination and treatment.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
S long as you-: -keep it clean & wash it a few times a day it should do well. All such open wounds will heal. No matter what you do.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: This is probably not going to occur, but you should watch carefully and at any sign of redness, pain, swelling, discharge (particularly of pus) you sh ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. April Hartman
25 years experience Pediatrics
Infected Cut: Often cuts will be red during the healing process. You should be concerned if it is becoming more tender, if the redness is starting to spread, if the ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Thumb sucking: Thumb sucking is normal and it can not cause gum infection. Also, most infants out grow this so no need to try and stop it.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Staph? Herpes?: Bacterial infections in this location are called paronychia, usually due to common bacteria like staph or strep. Or it can be herpes (i.e. herpetic wh ... Read More

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