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I have a swollen finger tip that has become very painful ?

I have a swollen finger tip that has become very painful ?

Infection perhaps : This could be an infection. It should be looked at by a physician. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Finger Swelling (Definition)

finger swelling can occur in many medical conditions. It can be objectively measured by water displacement measuring in some cases. It can be a sign of systemic disease, such as heart failure, or renal failure. It most often is a ...Read more


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What causes swollen finger tip with red streak up the arm but no trauma or open wound?

What causes swollen finger tip with red streak up the arm but no trauma or open wound?

Get an exam: The red streak up your arm accompanied by a swollen finger likely represents an infection. The streak (lymphangitis) is the reaction to an bacterial infection( usu. Strep) & you should be evaluated ASAP. Even the slightest puncture wound, ingrown fingernail, cut, tiny sliver can become infected & antibiotics are necessary to eradicate the infection. ...Read more

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Swollen finger tips due to alcoholism? Is that possible? How do I get rid of it?

Swollen finger tips due to alcoholism? Is that possible? How do I get rid of it?

See your doctor: Diminished production of protein by the liver may lead to swelling. Other causes should be ruled out. ...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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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?

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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I have swollen finger with stuck rings on help?

I have swollen finger with stuck rings on help?

See a doctor: Then see a doctor and have the finger evaluated. There are numerous possible causes. ...Read more