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I have a sore swollen finger along the side of my nail, how do I get rid of it?

I have a sore swollen finger along the side of my nail, how do I get rid of it?

Warm Soaks: This is most likely an infection of the nail fold called a paranychia. You can try soaking your finger in warm water for 15min. Three or four times a day. If it does not improve or gets worse in a day or two see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Sore/swollen finger for about a wk. Doing warm soaks and covering with neosporin. Started draining from side of nail. When do I need to see a dr?

Yesterday.: You are describing the makings of a serious cellulitis. Some times it is difficult to imagine just what grows near the nails and they can cause some serious infections. You are doing the right things but now you need to do the appropriate thing. See you doctor ASAP for antibiotic and evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you do with a swollen finger ?

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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What is the best way to treat a swollen finger?

What is the best way to treat a swollen finger?

Swollen finger: Most finger sprains/jammed finger are treated with ice, rest and taping. If the pain is significant and swelling is significant you should have it evaluated with x-rays in an urgent care or with your pcp. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a swollen finger?

Swollen fingers: CAN BE DUE TO trauma, infection, arthritis, inflammation, nerve issues, tumor, or excess retained fluid due to systemic problems. IN general ice and elevation and gentle motion help but if there is prolonged swelling, pain , redness, change in sensation, loss of circulation see someone soon. There are so many things I can list , that even if just swelling and chronic get evaluated ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my swollen finger?

Call an MD's office: You can go to the phone book and look under physicians. Find an orthopedic doc in your area or someone who specializes in hand and make an appointment. ...Read more

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How do I remove a ring from swollen finger? Put expensive wedding band on which consisted of three rings. It was easy to put on but later as the day wore on, i felt tightning. I attempted to take it off with each pull getting harder and harder and my fi

How do I remove a ring from swollen finger? Put expensive wedding band on which consisted of three rings.  It was easy to put on but later as the day wore on, i felt tightning.  I attempted to take it off with each pull getting harder and harder and my fi

I'm : I'm sure you've tried a lubricant. The more you tug at it, the more swollen your finger is going to get, and the more impossible it will be to remove. You have to go to the er and have them cut it off before it cuts off the circulation to your finger. They will have the right instrument to safely and painlessly cut it off. Don't wait. Go now. Good luck! ...Read more

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