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What can you do for swollen finger because of hangnail?

What can you do for swollen finger because of hangnail?

Infection: Swelling and redness arising from a hangnail usually indicates you have developed a paranichial infection. Warm soaks and antibiotics are indicated for this problem. Seek care with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

Finger swelling is a clinical finding in which the tissue around of the finger has retained fluid and is enlarged. This can occur with injury to the finger or with other ...Read more


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How should I help my swollen finger?

How should I help my swollen finger?

Whats causing it?: We would first need to know whats causing the swelling. Is it infection? Inflammation? Trauma? ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen finger?

How to treat a swollen finger?

Depends?: Treatment depends on what is causing the swelling. If you had an injury you can treat this with ice and elevation, but you need an x-ray to r/o a fracture. Other causes include, gout, arthritis, infection, all with very different treatments. Sounds like you need to talk to your doctor to figure out the best treatment. ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

Coban wrapping: I assume that you have a swollen finger due to an injury. I often have patients wrap the finger from the tip to the base with coban or coflex, which is an elastic, self-adhesive bandage that can be removed and reused until the elasticity gives out. Leave the finger wrapped for 1-2 hour, then remove the wrapping for 1-2 hours. Do this several tiems a day for a few weeks. It may diminish the edema. ...Read more

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Swollen finger with warmth to it, what does this sound like?

Infection or arth: Infection or arthritis. See physician asap. If not infection, see rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with a swollen finger which is now worse. Any way to get the swelling down fast?

Woke up this morning with a swollen finger which is now worse. Any way to get the swelling down fast?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What do you do with a swollen finger ?

Hard to answer,no --: -history.trauma, or just appeared, pain, discoloration. Lots of information missing. How long has it been swollen + much more. ...Read more

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How to make jammed swollen finger go down?

Ice to start.: Ice application reduces swelling and inflammation. An xray may be required to rule out a more serious fracture. ...Read more

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How can you remove a ring on a swollen finger?

How can you remove a ring on a swollen finger?

Remove a ring: Windex. Ice to finger but not to the ring. String yarn or floss. See this to understand http://handcare.assh.org/Hand-Safety/Removing-a-Ring.aspx ...Read more

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