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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
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Inflammation finger: Thsi could represent an infection requiring antibiotics.
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Dr. Michael Jones
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Family Medicine 24 years experience
Paronychia: Is usually a staph or strep infection around the nail. Sometimes requires drainage and generally antibiotics.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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