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Doctor insights on: Infection On My Finger That Wont Heal

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Infection (Definition)

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


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Will Augmentin clear up the infection from a cat bite or should I also soak my finger in Epsom salts to help it heal?

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

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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 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?

Bleeding: Staph infection in finger is probably separate unless there is some underlying immune deficiency. The blood in eye may be subconjuctival hemorrhage and bottom hemorrhoids. If this persists or recurs obtain lab work at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Are there any at home treatments for skin infection or bacteria infection on my finger?

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

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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 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?

Get a check up: See your doctor who can drain the pus out. You will require short term pain killer and may be antibiotics. ...Read more