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I have skin problem in my finger. It's look like hard small infection.

I have skin problem in my finger. It's look like hard small infection.

OK, "infected"? ..: If it looks infected to you, start treating with a topical antibiotic cream and get into the dr. For an evaluation to make sure you do not need antibiotics prescribed by mouth as well. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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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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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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Finger is healing from infection is it safe to peel off the skin?

Finger is healing from infection is it safe to peel off the skin?

No: There is chance of secondary infection from removing or peeling crust or dead skin from an infected finger that is healing!
Only debridement is done surgically when black necrotic dead skin is found in a slowly poorly healing wound! ...Read more

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This is an awkward question but can masterbating give you any skin infections on the finger?

This is an awkward question but can masterbating give you any skin infections on the finger?

Yes, but: Unlikely on your finger. One of the common side effects of the masturbation is skin irritation, and in some instances the bad hygiene, residual body juices can cause fungal infection. ...Read more

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What skin infection can make your finger red, hard, and clear stuff comes out? How can I get rid off it at home?

What skin infection can make your finger red, hard, and clear stuff comes out? How can I get rid off it at home?

Difficult to say: Without seeing/examining the finger. Is there a hard lump that is draining clear fluid? I would not recommend trying a home remedy without knowing for sure what you are dealing with. It could be a ganglion cyst or a viral vesicle, contact dermatitis, or some other infection, all of which would be treated differently. One safe thing you can do till u see MD, is soak finger in warm/hot saltwater. ...Read more

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My scalp tends to stink worse when I have headaches. My friends DO smell it. Fingers smell when touched. Can it be contracted from a dogs skin infection?

My scalp tends to stink worse when I have headaches. My friends DO smell it. Fingers smell when touched. Can it be contracted from a dogs skin infection?

Ringworm from dog: I suspect you may have "ringworm", which is a fungal infection commonly contracted from pets. These fungi eat keratin, the material found in the outer layer of skin and hair. These fungi love it even more when it's a warm and moist environment - like now in the summertime. I don't think the headaches are related, but you may need some antifungal treatment - good to show your scalp to a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a skin infection on my middle finger. It feels itchy...Some small small pores like things with water in it have come up on finger.

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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Hi. I have a skin infection on my middle finger. It feels itchy...Some small small pores like things with water in it have come up on finger.

Dyshidrosis: This is a condition known as dyshidrotic eczema and it is harmless yet annoying. Anti itch remedies including some allergy medications might help but also use thicker emollients (vaseline is thickest) and try to use creams rather than lotions that end up drying your skin. A two week treatment of 1% Hydrocortisone will also help. ...Read more

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While I was playing with my dog, he accidentally bit my finger! He took off a section of skin and it was bleeding a lot. All vaccines ok. Infection?!

While I was playing with my dog, he accidentally bit my finger! He took off a section of skin and it was bleeding a lot. All vaccines ok. Infection?!

Possibly: Not all bites require prophylactic antibiotics, but some recommend it if the hand is involved. Would consider getting evaluated urgently for any animal bites involving the hand. ...Read more

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I am having skin infection from past 6 years on fingers both for legs and hands, symptoms pain and itching and looks like a blade cut?

I am having skin infection from past 6 years on fingers both for legs and hands, symptoms pain and itching and looks like a blade cut?

Skin Infection: Six years, wow! It's time to see your friendly neighborhood Dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.

My skin is peeling off b/w by thumb & index finger. It was diagonised as a simple fungal infection but the medication is not working. Cause please.

Skin peeling: Could be fungal versus dermatitis (allergic) vs eczema Some cremes (lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) in US) contain anti-fungal and steroid which would treat both issues. Also check what your hands are in contact with if caustic chemicals may be contact dermatitis and need the steroids, lotion and gloves as well to protect. Rarely psoriasis (should respond to steroid a bit) f/u with doc ...Read more

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I burned my finger and have a dime-size blister. The skin was already damaged from a previous burn. I take Humira, (adalimumab) &worry about infection. Treatment?

I burned my finger and have a dime-size blister. The skin was already damaged from a previous burn. I take Humira, (adalimumab) &worry about infection. Treatment?

Keep an eye on it: You will need to keep an eye on it. If the lesion spreads, fails to heal after 2 weeks, becomes tender and warmth, or exudes pus, call your doctor immediately. Otherwise just be sure to keep the area clean. ...Read more

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My skin on fingers are becoming dead and feel numbness...it is growing and moving to another fingers n Palm. Is it a kind of fungal infection?

My skin on fingers are becoming dead and feel numbness...it is growing and moving to another fingers n Palm. Is it a kind of fungal infection?

POSSIBLE fungal: Infection. You need to show it to your doc. He/she can diagnose and treat as needed, perhaps w/an antifungal. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My hand nails seem to have an infection, they are coming out deformed and my hands are itchy between the thumb and fore finger the skin is very dry?

My hand nails seem to have an infection, they are coming out deformed and my hands are itchy between the thumb and fore finger the skin is very dry?

Fungal infection.: This sounds like manifestations of fungal infection, a combination of onychomycosis (nails) and tinea cruris (between the thumb and forefinger). Treatments are available, but the over-the-counter remedies are likely not potent enough. See a Dermatologist for proper treatment and monitoring. ...Read more

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Had bacterial/fungal infection which took 6 weeks of treatment, now there are hard skin bumps left underside big toe finger where lesions were present?

Possible scar: Formation: any skin irritation of 6 weeks duration can cause scar formation even after the infection is gone: best idea is to get rechecked by the original treating physician ...Read more

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There's a infection on the lower back. Its black and thickened. It hurts when I press. Its size of a half finger.

There's a infection on the lower back. Its black and thickened. It hurts when I press. Its size of a half finger.

Go to the Doctor: Then please, hang up this simple web application and get yourself in to see your physician. This is nothing to just ignore. ...Read more

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Fluconazole cured my first yeast infection. Then I got another one or it came back after my boyfriend fingered me. Why? We use condoms during sex.

Fluconazole cured my first yeast infection. Then I got another one or it came back after my boyfriend fingered me. Why? We use condoms during sex.

Vaginal flora: The ph (acidity/alkalinity scale) is kept constant by "good bacteria" (doderlein's bacilli) at between 4.5 to 5.5. Mechanical manipulation/sex can change the ph as well as harsh soaps, douches & sex toys. Unclean hands can also contrubute. Local vaginal yeast rx's are more effective than systemic oral meds like Fluconazole that go all over the body before it makes it to the vagina. ...Read more

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Osteoarthritistis in back and maybe my knee. My proximal finger joint of right index finger is painful x2days. Arhritis or infection more likely?

Osteoarthritistis in back and maybe my knee. My proximal finger joint of right index finger is painful x2days. Arhritis or infection more likely?

Arthritis: At age 20 You're young to have osteoarthritis. In this setting I would suggest you have your physician send you to a rheumatologist. A rheumatologist is a specialist in medical Musculoskeletal problems and would better help define what is going on with you. ...Read more

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What does it mean for my infected skin to be pussing non stop? I had a skin infection and it was healing well but then it came back but it has spread

Not treated: What you describe indicated the infection has not been completely treated. See your doctor so a culture can be taken and you are given the proper medication as well as wound care instructions to minimize risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Hi, I have 2 lumps on the two sides of the back of my head, it's painful & swollen for the past 2 days. No injury, no infection, no fluids from it. Wha?

Hi, I have 2 lumps on the two sides of the back of my head, it's painful & swollen for the past 2 days. No injury, no infection, no fluids from it. Wha?

These may be lymph: Nodes that are swollen or boils or bug bites. If they do not resolve in 24-48 hours you should be seen by a health care professional for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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So I got a pimple on the back of my head. I popped it. Should I be worried about an infection?

So I got a pimple on the back of my head. I popped it. Should I be worried about an infection?

Pimple: This is an inflammatory lesion with pus in the center. It may often be infected to start with, and squeezing it is never a good idea because if organisms are in the pimple they may be pushed into the circulation and spread the infection. Be careful. ...Read more