A member asked:

I have an inflamed one inch at the tip of my left index finger. i had a crack in the skin near the nail and when using dental floss the crack got deep?

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Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Thsi could represent an infection requiring antibiotics.

Answered Nov 25, 2014

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Dr. Michael Jones answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Is usually a staph or strep infection around the nail. Sometimes requires drainage and generally antibiotics.

Answered Nov 28, 2017

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