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I have a finger infection how do I make the pain stop?

I have a finger infection how do I make the pain stop?

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

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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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Paronychia finger infection what symptoms ?

Paronychia finger infection what symptoms ?

Redness and swelling: Perionychia can be acute or chronic. Fingers affected with acute perionychia can be red, swollen and painful. Chronic perionychia can also can also cause swelling and redness of the nail folds but may be itchy or painful. Since causes are different for the two types, treatments are different. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain after trigger finger infection?

What can I do to alleviate pain after trigger finger infection?

Infection: If you have an infection you may need antibiotics or even surgery. Seek medical attention asap, because an infection could damage your tendons. If you have trigger finger but no pus, therapy, ice sometimes anti inflammatory medication may resolve your problem. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I need antibiotics for a finger infection ?

How can I tell if I need antibiotics for a finger infection
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Swelling: If the areas swollen or has a di i would recommend antibiotics. A closed swelling on the finger xan embarrass the blood supply. If the infection is is not getting better in 1-2 days it may be better to see doctor ...Read more

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What to do about this finger infection spreading up my arm?

What to do about this finger infection spreading up my arm?

Immediate care: That warrants immediate medical care. Infections of fingers and hands can become nasty and lead to loss of function. It is imperative that you do not delay if infection has spread up the arm. ...Read more

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Can a finger infection make your arm hurt?

Can a finger infection make your arm hurt?

Possibly: Is this infection being medically treated? If not please seek medical care now. ...Read more

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