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How can I tell if I need antibiotics for a finger infection?

How can I tell if I need antibiotics for a finger infection?

Swelling: If the areas swollen or has a di I would recommend antibiotics. A closed swelling on the finger xan embarrass the blood supply. If the infection is is not getting better in 1-2 days it may be better to see doctor ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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How to treat a finger infection?

How to treat a finger infection?

FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider
after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one. Get seen. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of finger infection?

How can I get rid of finger infection?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics based on exam or cultures are recommended. If access is present this needs to be drained seek care with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a finger infection make your arm hurt?

Can a finger infection make your arm hurt?

Possibly: Is this infection being medically treated? If not please seek medical care now. ...Read more

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What to do about this finger infection spreading up my arm?

What to do about this finger infection spreading up my arm?

Immediate care: That warrants immediate medical care. Infections of fingers and hands can become nasty and lead to loss of function. It is imperative that you do not delay if infection has spread up the arm. ...Read more

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Had a deep flesh wound on left index finger 2 months ago. Nothing serious has happened since, is it ok to assume no finger infection?

Had a deep flesh wound on left index finger 2 months ago. Nothing serious has happened since, is it ok to assume no finger infection?

Yes: If it has healed fine and you're not having any issues or problems in terms of pain, swelling, discomfort or loss of function then is ok to assume there's no infection. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a small finger infection and I can't go to the doc at the moment, any effective ways to clear it up you know?

What should I do if I have a small finger infection and I can't go to the doc at the moment, any effective ways to clear it up you know?

FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider
after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one. Get seen. ...Read more

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Paronychia finger infection what symptoms?

Paronychia finger infection what symptoms?

Paronychia Sxs: Paronychia means swelling or irritation around the nail. It can be bacterial, viral or fungal. ...Read more

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How can you get a finger infection on the fingertip?

How can you get a finger infection on the fingertip?

Hand Hygiene: There are a multiple ways you can get infection of the fingertips...Particularly when there are preexisting conditions such as diabetes, raynaud's disease etc. Occupational or job related etc...Hand hygiene is the real key. ...Read more

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My finger infection hurts soooo bad. What is a good remedy?

My finger infection hurts soooo bad. What is a good remedy?

Antibiotics: If the infection has progressed to that point of pain not responsive to soaks, elevation and other conservative therapy, antibiotics would be indicated. You could be developing a felon {pulp space infection} or chronic perinicium infection that could lead to complications. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain after trigger finger infection?

What can I do to alleviate pain after trigger finger infection?

Infection: If you have an infection you may need antibiotics or even surgery. Seek medical attention asap, because an infection could damage your tendons. If you have trigger finger but no pus, therapy, ice sometimes anti inflammatory medication may resolve your problem. ...Read more

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Finger infection by my nail, what do I do?

Finger infection by my nail, what do I do?

Paronychia/Onychia: Paronychia, a fancy word for small abscess near the base of the nail (as pictured here), and onychia is same thing but on either side of the nail. The treatment for most abscess is incision/drainage--get the puss out. Warm-salt-water soaks may allow this to pop itself and thus no incision needed. So, if you need help, consult doc. If you can do it on your own, more power to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have finger infection how to I fix it I cant Zafford to go see a doctor?

I have finger infection how to I fix it I cant Zafford to go see a doctor?

Finger Infection: You posted this question on HealthTap Basic which is a health/medical education site. Although this section is free we are not able to provide diagnoses or treatment. HealthTap Prime and Concierge provide treatment - but neither are free programs. There are 3 sliding fee clinics in Greely, Colorado- you can get more information about each of them at https://www. Freeclinics. Com/cit/co-greeley ...Read more

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I have a finger infection how do I make the pain stop?

I have a finger infection how do I make the pain stop?

Treat infection: You need antibiotics and evaluation. Some infections such as a felon require drainage. Infectious tenosynovitis is a medical emergency and requires aggressive antibiotics and surgical drainage. Even paranichial infections around the nail require antibiotics. See your pcp or a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can paronychia finger infection spread to the upper arm?

Can paronychia finger infection spread to the upper arm?

It's a possibility: Infections that are not treated can spread and patients who have immunosuppression, such as diabetes HIV are more prone to these kinds of infections. These infections should be treated early and evaluated by a dr. ...Read more

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Outer 3 fingers numb and tingling. Started with iv' caused infection & swelling. Antibiotic given but 8 weeks later, swelling gone but not numbness.

Outer 3 fingers numb and tingling. Started with iv' caused infection & swelling. Antibiotic given but 8 weeks later, swelling gone but not numbness.

Ulnar nerve: You very likely have an injury to the ulnar nerve. This usually occurs at the elbow or wrist and could be caused by swelling from an infiltrated IV but it could also relate to something in your neck. See your doctor you will be referred to neurology or rehabilitation for further eval. ...Read more

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Got a tiny infection on finger, next to nail, unresponsive to neosporin antibiotic, dakin's solution, mupirocin, etc. Tiny long red bubble-like?

Got a tiny infection on finger, next to nail, unresponsive to neosporin antibiotic, dakin's solution, mupirocin, etc. Tiny long red bubble-like?

Forget the Dakin's: You have paronychia, dakin's for 1 won't help it or anything else. Neosporin won't help either podiatrist or wound clinic can handle this quickly. ...Read more

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My 21 year old son has staph infection in cut on finger and got a tetanus shot & an antibiotic shot (2 part) yesterday... plus prescribed 2 broad-spe?

My 21 year old son has staph infection in cut on finger and got a tetanus shot & an antibiotic shot (2 part) yesterday... plus prescribed 2 broad-spe?

Incomplete question: When you submit a question, you need to provide enough background information for site docs to review. You must also submit a question that reflects the info submitted. I see no question here. This is not a chat room, so any question must be complete, We do not have access to any previous question or data you upload. Please start over with info & question. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

Be sure it's fungus: You should have your nails cultured by a podiatrist to confirm it is actually fungus. Other conditions can cause darkening and thickening of nails and some, like melanoma, are very serious. Also, how long was Lamisil (terbinafine) treatment? For toenails, you need to take it daily for 3 months and then wait an additional 6+ months for clear nail to replace the infected nail. ...Read more

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Is finger pulp infection painful?

Yes: Usually requires surgical incision and drainage unless very early and mild. The are. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of finger pulp infection bad?

Are the symptoms of finger pulp infection bad?

Red and Pain: A red, swollen, very painful pulp (pad at finger tip). ...Read more

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Finger pulp infection. Could I lose the finger?

Yes, if neglected: The infection needs to be treated, surgery to drain the pus, may be required. The infection can spread to the bone or the flexor tendons if left untreated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Finger pulp infection?

What is the definition or description of: Finger pulp infection?

FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider
after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery.. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast. A felon is a deep pulp space infection that often needs surgical treatment ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

What is the best treatment for finger pulp infection?

If pus then drain: If it is a cellulitis - the area is red and swollen but there is no collection of pus, then antibiotics alone may work, but if there is a collection of pus - abcess, felon, or paronychia, then surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more

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How many courses of antibiotics for the same infection?

How many courses of antibiotics for the same infection?

One course: One course but each one has different length of treatment, some may be just one pill and done with the course and some may go for months in some resistant bacteria like tuberculosis. ...Read more

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Pricked my finger on christmas decorations. Should I be worried about an infection?

Pricked my finger on christmas decorations. Should I be worried about an infection?

How's it look?: How long has it been since you pricked your finger? Did it bleed when you pricked it? Is it red, swollen or tender? Is any pus coming from it? If it's been several days since you pricked your finger and it looks fine, you're probably out of the woods. ...Read more

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Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

Best antibiotic for infection in wound?

No single choice: Choice of antibiotic first requires proving infection and antibiotic sensitivity the choice then depends on specific bacteria or all the different ones present as well as proven sensitivity on culture. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Finger Infection (Definition)

A common condition when a finger gets infected. It can range from mild to serious, potentially causing permanent loss of function of the indicated finger. ...Read more