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My 6yr old son, his index tip of his finger is severly swollen. It is green on nail and. Left side, white, and really red all around the top what is it?

My 6yr old son, his index tip of his finger is severly swollen. It is green on nail and. Left side, white, and really red all around the top what is it?

Ingrown nail: Sounds like he has an infected ingrown fingernail. This needs to be seen today by his doctor for evaluation — he likely needs antibiotics and/or part removal of the nail. Until see doc, soak hand at least 10 minutes every hour in room temperature water with or without epsom salts. ...Read more

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I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend.?

I just woke up and the first knuckle around nail of my middle finger is swollen and red and hard to bend.?

Needs to be seen: Whether it is an infection, an acute arthritis, or you injured it while sleeping can't be determined from my computer. A visit to a medical care giver should easily find the cause and the treatment. ...Read more

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My six year old son has a very swollen red and white finger around and below the nail bed with throbbing pain, what should I do?

My six year old son has a very swollen red and white finger around and below the nail bed with throbbing pain, what should I do?

Infection present: He should be seen by your doctor or pay an er visit today because he has an infection that should be treated today before infection progresses. ...Read more

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It feels like a possible infection on my finger and I am not sure how I picked it up. It feels tender around my finger nail, lightly red, swollen.

It feels like a possible infection on my finger and I am not sure how I picked it up. It feels tender around my finger nail, lightly red, swollen.

Paronychia: There are different kinds of infection around the nail. None of them respond to antibiotic ointment. May need drainage of pus. A common finding is chronic paronychia caused by bandaids and antibiotic ointments. Best see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I bite my finger nails and i just saw that near my cuticle it is green and ther is puss under my skin. I also can't feel my finge my nail is red and green its swollen and I can't feel it

I bite my finger nails and i just saw that near my cuticle it is green and ther is puss under my skin. I also can't feel my finge my nail is red and green its swollen and I can't feel it

It : It sounds like you are dealing with an infectious process. You will need to see a doctor right away for this. You might need the areacleaned, incised and drained, and will also need antibiotics.
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Cat scratch from 4 to 5 days ago right beside finger nail bed and the area beside is tender and red. No pus not noticeably swollen, skin is firm.

Cat scratch from 4 to 5 days ago right beside finger nail bed and the area beside is tender and red. No pus not noticeably swollen, skin is firm.

Cat scratch: Cat scratches can lead to infection called cat scratch disease which can have ocular / neurologic /bone complications. F/u/ w/ doc/ urgent care today

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001614.htm ...Read more

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About 12 hours ago my left hand middle finger turned red, started getting really hot, moderately swollen and the pain gets worse by the worse. Oh, and it throbs off and on. I'm thinking it's a "harmless" maybe ingrown nail infection (there was no hangnail

IT : It is not timew for a home remedy. If someone thinks they have a finger infection there are no "harmless" infections someone with intense pain in their finger with redness and swelliing should seek medical attention Other issues can include:
infection, gout, trauma or circulation problems can give severe finger pain.

Infection. Yes a small "hangnail" can get infected but a paronychia, an infection of the space adjacent to the nail can exists. A felon, an abcess in the pulp or the beginings of infectious flexor tenosynovitis can show up this way too.

Gout. Can appear as a reddened hot area that is very painful. Fgouty deposits in the soft tissue of the finger or around the joints can mimick infection.

Trauma. A puncture wound, a fracture, a sprain, a foreign body (sliver, splinter) can appear this way Circulation issues. Loss of circulation, longstanding issues regarding circulation, cold induced spasm of blood vessels can give a painful finger but less typically a red-hot one.

The list can go on

There are enough issues here that can worsen quickly
it is not time for a home remedy for anyone with these issues. ...Read more

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Finger and whole hand is swollen and red from a wooden splinter?

Finger and whole hand is swollen and red from a wooden splinter?

May be cellulitis: Besure to have it seem by a doctor. The splinter could have carried an infection into the finger and now it has spread to the whole hand. In the mean time, warm compressed and draining any puss at the splinter site. And remove the splinter if you haven't done so yet. ...Read more

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Cut my finger with glass now my hand is swollen and red and hot. Why? Is this normal?

Cut my finger with glass now my hand is swollen and red and hot. Why? Is this normal?

Infection: It sounds as if the laceration has become infected and you will need antibiotics. Could also be because you have a piece of glass in the wound causing a foreign body reaction. You need to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?

I got stitches for a finger laceration about 5 days ago and now my hand is red and a little swollen?

Finger Laceration: Recommend you see the doctor that put in the stitches. You may have an infection that requires treatment! ...Read more

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Pain poked finger with a fishhook while putting bait on bait was a.peace of dead fish swollen pain real bad pain red line is going up my hand not ir?

Urgent Care visit: Sounds like a visit to Urgent Care would be smart. If there are none, and there's a Hospital ER, that's not foolish either. Pain like this is a cry for attention that should be heeded and your description makes that even more of a good idea. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My hands after cold exposure were very itchy and red, what completely gone but since 3 weeks lower half of pointing finger my left hand is swollen.

Sounds like Raynauds: It sounds like you may have a reaction to cold called Raynauds phenomenon. It describe it to people as an "allergy" to cold. Your body is put into that environment and does not react to it the way it should. It is like a broken thermostat. My advice to you is seek a warm climate and stay out of the cold; and that includes the freezer section in the store. ...Read more

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How can I treat/alleviate symptoms from a possible infection in my finger? About 12 hours ago my left hand middle finger turned red, started getting really hot, moderately swollen, and the pain gets worse by the worse. Oh, and it throbs off and on. I'm th

I : I would not "watch it for a couple of days before seeing the doctor". You are dealing with cellulitis (skin infection caused by bacteria). You need antibiotic treatment right away. The reason is that cellulitis can quickly lead to abscesses, gangrene, and thrombophlebitis (inflammation of superficial veins) and in some cases it can even lead to an infection in your bloodstream (sepsis) which can be life threatening.
Some things you can do at home if you are unable to see your doctor right away are vitamin supplements(mainly c, e, and zinc), herb therapy(echinacea, thyme), and even acupuncture.
Lastly ice is not a good idea, but a cool towel may be helpful. Avoid heat.
Good luck. ...Read more