A 35-year-old female asked:
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treatment of finger abscess in diabetics?

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
See doctor NOW: See you doctor or an er immediately. It may need to be drained surgically and you may need antibiotics. Don't fool around with a potentially dangerous condition if you have diabetes.
Answered on Mar 21, 2013
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Finger abscess: Incision and drainage and antibiotics should take care of the problem.
Answered on Aug 28, 2013
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Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Good control of blood sugar will help in addition to the above.
Aug 28, 2013
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
I&D: Drain the abscess (the doctor, not you!) if needed and possibly take antibiotics.
Answered on Aug 10, 2014

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