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Finger Blister Infection
I popped the infection on my finger drained the pus out and now looks like I have a huge blood blister under skin & it's kinda hard there now?
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
Probably pompholyx: If these are small water-like blisters, this sounds like pompholyx ( dyshidrotic eczema ), although fungal infection or other conditions may also be the cause. Staph is usually associated with yellow fluid/pus. Recommend you see a physician or dermatologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Look up "pompholyx" on the web, or try this: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/pompholyx-leaflet ...Read more
I thought I had paronychia but now along with the cuticle infection there is about 10 wart like or blisters starting to form in the same finger. Er??
Herpes? Staph?: It could stil be paronychia with a secondary staph infection. But this also sounds like herpes (called herpetic whitlow when it involves the finger). This would be most likely if you also have newly acquired oral or genital herpes; or your finger were in contact with the oral or genital area of someone with herpes. Get examined ASAP; make sure an HSV PCR test is done (not just blood test). ...Read more
Infection: Infections know no boundaries. Important that you see BOTH your Dentist (re: mouth ulcers) and your Physician (re:blisters, UTI). Have them communicate with each other. You may have 2 separate but concurrent problems, or 1 problem in multiple locations. You have to be examined to determine cause and treatment. ...Read more
I burned my finger and have a dime-size blister. The skin was already damaged from a previous burn. I take Humira, (adalimumab) &worry about infection. Treatment?
My sons blister from poison ivy on his finger is oozing should I put a bandaid in it to prevent infection or is it better to leave it open to air?
Skin infection: Infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Skin infections often occur when there is break in the skin for some reason. Your body creates an inflammatory response to fight the infection and this results in redness and swelling in the area and causes the area to be painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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