A 18-year-old female asked:
i cut my hand with my finger nails and now it itches and it is slightly risen and red. i rubbed it with alcohol and put antibiotic. what is it.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Guy Foulkes answered
32 years experience Hand Surgery
Inflamed or infected: This could be a simple urticarial response where nobodies white cells are producing histamines causing the itch… It could also represent early or superficial infection…if it becomes painful or produces pus you may need a stronger antibiotic by mouth
Answered on Dec 30, 2015
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