A member asked:

Super sore index finger and nail. can barely use finger without pain. could it be infected? i did get raw meat under nail while cooking 3 days ago

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Dr. Monib Zirvi answered

Specializes in Dermatology

It could be a infection of the cuticle area known as a paronychia. This is treated with oral and topical antibiotics. It can take a few weeks to resolve with treatment. Consult a physician for evaluation and treatment.

Answered May 25, 2013

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