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my finger was swollen but i popped it. then pus started coming out. what might it have been? after i popped it i just put peroxide in it and put on a band-aid

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Dr. David Greuner
19 years experience General Surgery
This : This depends on where exactly the issue happened. It sounds like you formed an abscess or collection of pus (dead tissue). Why this happened could be from many reasons.....Dead tissue, a foreign body, or past infection.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Wash : Wash it out, seek medical treatment and make sure you do not need antibiotics. If it was an infection and re-seals to quickly you may not be safe yet. An infection, foreign body, cyst, inclusion cyst, ganglion, mucous cyst, access, all could be implicated. Keep you fringier out of your mouth, keep it clean, and see a doctor.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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