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?

10 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Inflammation finger: Thsi could represent an infection requiring antibiotics.

Answered 11/25/2014


Dr. Michael Jones answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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

Answered 11/28/2017



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