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Infection On My Finger That Won't Heal
I keep getting infection in finger that was previously cut and took long time to heal (4 weeks) with strong antibiotic. How do I fix?
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
I certainly would: Not rely on one to do so. ...Read more
Keep dry: Keep nail unit clean and dry.Get a more detailed answer ›
Will Augmentin clear up the infection from a cat bite or should I also soak my finger in Epsom salts to help it heal?
Both: augmentin helps kill the common bacteria in cat bites ;pasteurella, cleaning the wound daily with soap/water and soaking is often good for a few minutes in epsom salt, it helps kill the bacteria[theres too much salt in the dead sea so no life except rare microbes, makes sense right? ] ...Read more
Is it because I moved to a hot humid rainy moldy environment my candida vaginal infection has intensified and cracks on webs of my fingers never heal?
I have a staph infection in my finger that won't go away. My eye is bleeding and also out of my bottom. Is that related?
I'm 59 I think there is infection on my finger tips bout 3 of my fingers now they have red spots on them what is this?
See a doctor: Cannot diagnose without seeing these.Get a more detailed answer ›
Finger infections: Please see your doctor right away. There are no home treatments for bacterial infections. They need to be cultured and to be treated with antibiotics to be taken by mouth. Untreated bacterial infections of fingers can easily spread upward to infect the arm and the rest of the body. ...Read more
Infection on my finger, the nurse at my work poked it to drain it while soaking in hot water. Was told to get epsom salt and PRID, now what do I do?
Keep wound covered with bandaid or other bandage.
Keep wound clean.
Follow-up with PCP to make sure wound is healed.
Go to Emergency Department if symptoms worsen and/or you develop signs of infection including redness, warmth, swelling, pain. ...Read more
I have an infection on my finger at the corner of my fingernail that is red and sore and what should I soak it in or put on it?
I'm taking a prohormone supplement for working out got infection on my finger from a cut now taking cephalexin will they affect each other negatively?
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.
How long after taking a antibiotic and being healed from a mersa infection on my finger am I no longer contagious and able to have sexual contact?
Relax: OK NOW. If you culture in the other person's nose you may well find MRSA. Many people already carry it without symptoms. ...Read more
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?
Could starting augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 10 days ago for an infection on my finger mask the symptoms of tss from leaving a tampon in for 2 days prior?
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
Neosporin: Clean the cut, apply neosporin, use the gauze or bandage tape. It will take sometime to heal. ...Read more
Topical antibiotic: If you do not need any sutures, I guess the cut is superficial and just need some cleansing with alcohol and apply topical antibiotic ointment. If the wound is deep and was cut by some dirty equipment, the wound needs soaking and deep cleansing with an antiseptic. Also you may need oral antibiotics and tetanus shot depending upon when was the last time you had it. ...Read more
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