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the tip of my index finger on my right hand is swollen, red, hot and a little sore. there is no injury at all to my finger. any idea what it could be?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Could be: unrecognized injury or bacterial or even viral infection. It is best to show it to a doctor, because hand infections could be serious.

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