A 43-year-old female asked:
Cut my left index finger 11 dys ago. the cut was over the top, thru the nail bed and was pretty deep. cut is closed, but now i have pain and swelling?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arthur Balinanswered
Dermatology 49 years experience
Cut pain swelling: Pain and swelling are signs of potential infection. See your doctor to have the wound cultured and evaluated because you may need to take an internal antibiotic.
5.1k viewsReviewed Apr 25, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Wintanswered
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Infection has to be : The first thing you thinking when there's sudden pain and swelling days after a cut or open injury. The bone at the fingertip is just below the nail so it's very important that if there is an infection it be treated right away. Soaking in hydrogen peroxide is something that can be done immediately but they an x-ray and the prescription for antibiotics are generally needed too at minimum.
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Last updated Apr 25, 2021
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