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Bacteria infection in finger and arm?

Bacteria infection in finger and arm?

See a doctor: Infections can spread and cause serious complications if not properly treated. A doctor has to physically see this infection you are talking about in order to help you. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Have infection in finger from apparent hangnail and novacane shots from dr. On sunday is swollen worse on tues.Novicain given wrong?Is this normal?

Have infection in finger from apparent hangnail and novacane shots from dr. On sunday is swollen  worse on tues.Novicain given wrong?Is this normal?

An infection can : Progress despite treatment. Rather than look to blaming a shot that was meant to numb your finger, call you doctor and let them know you are not better. Perhaps you need to be seen again, need a medication or a different medication or even just topical antibiotics and a easy plan to care for the open skin area. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my arm that is looks like a bacteria infection. Any way to tell if this is a bacteria?

I have a sore on my arm that is looks like a bacteria infection. Any way to tell if this is a bacteria?

Yes depending upon : Having symptoms like: pain, redness, discharge (yellowish/greenish or reddish with some blood). Tenderness around it, or red streaks going up from it towards the elbow or armpit, & these sites may be painful & be tender to touch. Fever (99-102) maybe present, with chills, or have a history of these symptoms. Your doc can confirm by testing a swab from the sore to grow the bacteria causing it. ...Read more

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I have a vaginal bacteria infection i get a lot of them recently sex has been hurting i stuck my finger inside myself and i felt huge knot what is i?

I have a vaginal bacteria infection i get a lot of them    recently sex has been hurting i stuck my finger inside myself and i felt huge knot what is i?

Vaginosis: You need to get evaluated as you do in fact have several symptoms of a vaginal infection. Painful intercourse (dyspareunia) is another sign of some underlying issue (possible infection). The "huge knot" you feeling could be reactive from your infection, like a vaginal abscess for example or a growing cyst, but an exam would be diagnostic. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there any at home treatments for skin infection or bacteria infection on my finger?

Finger infections: Please see your doctor right away. There are no home treatments for bacterial infections. They need to be cultured and to be treated with antibiotics to be taken by mouth. Untreated bacterial infections of fingers can easily spread upward to infect the arm and the rest of the body. ...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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Can an infection from your finger travel up to your arm?

Can an infection from your finger travel up to your arm?

Yes: Yes, and that is called cellulitis. It is characterized often by red streaks, swollen lymph nodes, fever and pain. See a doctor for this right away! ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Hand Infection (Definition)

A hand infection is a condition in which a person has a hand problem caused by infection with germs such as yeast, fungi, viruses, bacteria, or parasites. Oral medicines, IV medicines, and/or creams and gels can be used in the treatment of hand infections. Severe infections ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more