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A 39-year-old male asked:

Healthy; 6da severe palate uvula throat infection; augmentin; 3da now local finger tip (3rd, 4th) swelling, hot, mild pain, and now numbness. related?

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Dr. Mark Mortiere
Dentistry 35 years experience
Doubtful.: Throat infections are usually due to viruses and bacteria found in the oral cavity. Infections to the extremities, like the fingers, usually due to a skin bacteria, such as staph.

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Last updated Mar 24, 2013

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