A 21-year-old female asked:
what skin infection can make your finger red, hard, and clear stuff comes out? how can i get rid off it at home?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
Cellulitis?: This could be a paronychia or cellulitis that requires antibiotics and sometimes drainage. See a doctor soonest
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Herpetic whitlow: It sounds like it may be herpetic whitlow. There are anti viral medications available to treat this viral infection.
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Difficult to say: without seeing/examining the finger. Is there a hard lump that is draining clear fluid? I would not recommend trying a home remedy without knowing for sure what you are dealing with. It could be a ganglion cyst or a viral vesicle, contact dermatitis, or some other infection, all of which would be treated differently. One safe thing you can do till u see MD, is soak finger in warm/hot saltwater.
Last updated Mar 22, 2020
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