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why does you hand swell up when healing from a nasty cut?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Normal body response: But there may be an infection in the area, treat it with antibiotic ointment. Good idea to see a doctor especially if it is red , painful and hot to the touch.

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Harrisburg, PA
A female asked:

A glass shattered in my hand, and the spot where I was cut is purple, and the area is swollen, should I be concerned/ how do I reduce the swelling ?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Infection?: Infection and foreign body inside the hand should be looked for . You can not manage this at home . Go to an ER for examination and treatment. Have someone else drive you.

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