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Finger Cuticle Infection Swollen
I have had an infection of the finger under cuticle, red swollen for a month, it drained pus 3 days ago but now swelling is worse, what's best treatment?
See a hand surgeon: In the early stages, an acute paronychia can be effectively treated with hot saline (salt) water soaks. Antibiotics and surgery is rarely needed. In the late stages when pus has accumulated under the parionychium, incision and drainage is necessary- followed by warm saline soaks. Antibiotics may also be prescribed in this case. Chronic paronychia may require anti-fungal medication and surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My son bites his fingers. His left thumb is now swollen, is red and is yellow in the cuticle. Is this an infection?
Can cuticle biting lead to clubbing of affected fingers? Recently i noticed one of my nails is curving down. I bite frequently, had an infection once.
Clubbing of Fingers: While clubbing can be idiopathic, here are the causes of clubbing by organ system: thoracic, bronchial lung ca (though usually not small cell lca) chronic lung suppuration (empyema, abscess, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis) fibrosing alveolitis, mesothelioma, tb, cardiovascular cyanotic congenital heart disease, endocarditis, atrial myxoma, gastrointestinal irritable bowel disease, other causes. ...Read more
I dont know what caused it but my index finger hurts around the nailnthe cuticle to the first knuckle is red and swollen what do i do to make it bette?
Paronychia is the: term for an infection that develops along the edge of the fingernail or toenail. Try warm soaks for 15 minutes in a 50% solution of antibacterial soap in water. Do this three or four times a day. Paronychia is usually caused by common skin bacteria entering the skin around the nail that has been damaged by dishwashing, other irritants, or finger sucking. If it does not improve, see your doctor. ...Read more
The top part of my pointer finger near the cuticle is swollen, very sore. Its almost like there was a deep blister. Also now a small hole is this bad?
My 5yo picks her fingers, they are red and swollen. I tell her she will get infections. Why does she do this and how can I help?
Fingers : Repetitive behaviors are common in many children (suckling thumb, twirling hair, biting nails). Sometimes they get comfort from the behavior. Gentle reminders are best. The remedies you've certainly read or heard about are usually futile. The biggest risks are infection. Positive rewards can be helpful (i.e. professional polish, etc). ...Read more
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
I have infection on side of my finger nail hurts alot swollen and kinda green what to do? Who can cure it
Abscess? Herpes?: Usually this is a bacterial infection (eg staph or strep) starting in a hangnail. But could be herpetic whitlow, finger infection with herpes simplex virus (HSV1 or HSV2), usually at same time as new oral or genital herpes, but sometimes by itself. See a doctor right away. Bacterial infection may need pus drained and/or an antibiotic, and herpes needs prompt diagnosis and antiviral treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
i pulled a hangnail a few days ago and now my pinky is throbbing. I can't get infection out either. My finger is red and very swollen.
Got a fish bone in my finger took it out but dis happened 2monts ago now da same part is swollen and it hurts should i worry can dis cause infection?
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