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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

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Rash like infection on entire ring finger hasn't gone away for a year. Have image of it I need to know what it is and how to get rid of it.

Rash like infection on entire ring finger hasn't gone away for a year. Have image of it I need to know what it is and how to get rid of it.

Contact dermatitis?: Metal contact dermatitis or even tinea manum (fungal infections of hand) can be a culprit) sounds like more of a chronic nuisance. .. See your m d to alleviate your worries! Regards! ...Read more

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I have intense pain in my right pointer finger and swelling however there is no pus or redness. Is this a felon. What do I do?

I have intense pain in my right pointer finger and swelling however there is no pus or redness. Is this a felon. What do I do?

You get seen.: No one can diagnose this by description. Any severe pain in an extremity, especially when there is visible swelling, means that there is such tension inside this closed space that the nerve is screaming for help. If the nerve is screaming, the blood supply is also being compromised, and that could result in loss of the finger.
Don't delay. ...Read more

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Have severe swelling in finger pad and pain is immense. No redness or pus sac. Is this a finger felon? What do I do.

Have severe swelling in finger pad and pain is immense. No redness or pus sac. Is this a finger felon? What do I do.

GO TO ED: Jeremy, I am sorry but WE CANNOT HELP YOU. You could lose your finger if you delay. You must be seen by federal law regardless of your ability to pay. ...Read more

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3 y/o g/d woke up last noc c/o fingers hurting, bilateral swelling of fingertips with fluid noted on pads of fingers. Temp earlier in week due to uri, but temp now gone. Sounds like a felon, however no known injuries any suggestions?

3 y/o g/d woke up last noc c/o fingers hurting, bilateral swelling of fingertips with fluid noted on pads of fingers. Temp earlier in week due to uri, but temp now gone. Sounds like a felon, however no known injuries any suggestions?

See below: Have the child seen by her pediatrician. Lesions and swelling of the fingers/hands can be due to viruses like coxsackie (hand, foot, mouth disease), or parvovirus, or the later manifestations of kawasaki's disease, which can be very serious. Also, bacterial infections or severe allergic reactions could be the cause. Again, see your doc asap. ...Read more

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I was wondering are pains in the middle finger related to any bodily infections?

I was wondering are pains in the middle finger related to any bodily infections?

Question vague: This is unlikely to occur, but need you to clarify the issue. What specifically are you concerned with and what is the problem with your middle finger? ...Read more

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How do I draw an infection from my finger by my nail?

? Paronychia?: You may need to have this examined, as infections by the nail sometimes need to be incised. ...Read more

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My infection moved under finger nail a little what do I do?

My infection moved under finger nail a little what do I do?

Below: With out an exam, or an image to see, it would be best to be seen by your health care provider.
An antibiotic may be needed.

Until then, soak the finger in warm water for about 15 mn 4 times per day. ...Read more

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I have skin problem in my finger. It's look like hard small infection.

I have skin problem in my finger. It's look like hard small infection.

OK, "infected"? ..: If it looks infected to you, start treating with a topical antibiotic cream and get into the dr. For an evaluation to make sure you do not need antibiotics prescribed by mouth as well. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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