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Dr. Steven Brown
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


Dr. HECTOR Franco
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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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Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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How to treat a finger infection?

How to treat a finger infection?

FInger infections: Need 1. To be evaluated by a medical provider after that the treatment options may be, oral or IV antibitiocs, soaks or compresses, splinting or even surgery. The plan needs to be made and modified depending upon hw the intital treament works. Some conditons need emergency surgery immediatley. Finger infections can spread to the hand and the deep structures fast so back to number one.. Get seen. ...Read more

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Dr. James Rochester
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Had a deep flesh wound on left index finger 2 months ago. Nothing serious has happened since, is it ok to assume no finger infection?

Had a deep flesh wound on left index finger 2 months ago. Nothing serious has happened since, is it ok to assume no finger infection?

Yes: if it has healed fine and you're not having any issues or problems in terms of pain, swelling, discomfort or loss of function then is ok to assume there's no infection. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Brown
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My finger infection hurts soooo bad. What is a good remedy?

Antibiotics: If the infection has progressed to that point of pain not responsive to soaks, elevation and other conservative therapy, antibiotics would be indicated. You could be developing a felon {pulp space infection} or chronic perinicium infection that could lead to complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Csaba Magassy
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How can you get a finger infection on the fingertip?

 How can you get a finger infection on the fingertip?

Hand Hygiene: There are a multiple ways you can get infection of the fingertips...Particularly when there are preexisting conditions such as diabetes, raynaud's disease etc..Occupational or job related etc...Hand hygiene is the real key. ...Read more

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Finger infection by my nail , what do I do?

Finger infection by my nail , what do I do?

Paronychia/Onychia: Paronychia, a fancy word for small abscess near the base of the nail (as pictured here), and onychia is same thing but on either side of the nail. The treatment for most abscess is incision/drainage--get the puss out. Warm-salt-water soaks may allow this to pop itself and thus no incision needed. So, if you need help, consult doc. If you can do it on your own, more power to you. Good luck. ...Read more

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