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Infected Ingrown Fingernail
I have an infected ingrown fingernail on my right pinky finger? I have had an ingrown fingernail on my right pinky finger for about two weeks. It is swollen, and has been infected for awhile. I have tried to clean it, and it does seem to help for awhile,
Pain of prying ingrown fingernail from infected skin cause shock-like symptoms (dizzy, sweaty, low hr, tired). No blood. Can pain cause shock? Dangerous?
The subjective: Experience of pain can do a lot of things to an individual and is best avoided at all costs. In your case i would recommend stop manipulating your fingernail (lots of pain receptors there) and let your doctor take a look. ...Read more
Infection: The mainstay of treatment for finger infections is antibiotics and proper wound care. The proper wound care varies for each of the different infections. This can range from a simple incision and drainage of the wound to an extensive surgical exploration of the wound to remove as much infected material as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have an ingrown fingernail.. My fingertip has ballooned in size and painful when touched. How can I fix it or take the pain away?
See a doctor: Ingrown nails can certainly be painful. But if it has sudden ballooned in size, you may want to see a doctor as it may be infected, especially if it is red or has pus drainage. This is called paronychia. Ingrown nails can break open the skin and allows bacteria or yeast into the area. See a doctor so they can treat you properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soaking, see doctor: Soaking in salt water may help but you must get this evaluated and treated by a physician. May need antibiotics as well as partial nail removal. ...Read more
Can picking ur fingers turn into a disorder? Currently I have no fingernails, all my cuticles are bloody and a few fingers are infected.
Nervous tic: It sounds like a nervous tic. Luckily, you don't have an infection currently. But the proximal cuticles must be painful from picking at them. Something has you stressed. ...Read more
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