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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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I cut myself on my finger what can I put on it to avoid infection?

I cut myself on my finger what can I put on it to avoid infection?

Neosporin: Clean the cut, apply neosporin, use the gauze or bandage tape. It will take sometime to heal. ...Read more

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What to do if I cut my finger now can I get any kind of infection?

What to do if I cut my finger now can I get any kind of infection?

Topical antibiotic: If you do not need any sutures, I guess the cut is superficial and just need some cleansing with alcohol and apply topical antibiotic ointment. If the wound is deep and was cut by some dirty equipment, the wound needs soaking and deep cleansing with an antiseptic. Also, you may need oral antibiotics and tetanus shot depending upon when was the last time you had it. ...Read more

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I have got crick fingers and I had water infection but that gone but my we still has a strong. Oder?

I have got crick fingers and I had water infection but that gone but my we still has a strong. Oder?

Follow up w/ doc: If after being treated for a urine infection the symptoms are not gone, a follow up appointment with the doctor would be a good idea. While there s/he can take a look at the problem with your fingers as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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There's an infection on the lower back. Its black and thickened. It hurts when I press. Its size of a half finger.

Go to the Doctor: Then please, hang up this simple web application and get yourself in to see your physician. This is nothing to just ignore. ...Read more

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Hi, a little cat just bite my finger, is there any risk of infections? Any precautions I should take? Thank you ,

Cat bites -high risk: If the bite broke the skin, it is a high risk of causing infection. Up to eighty percent of cat bites become infected. One organism, Pastuerella multocida, is known for causing infection within 24 hours. I usually perform a wash-out/irrigation of the cat bite and provide a short course of antibiotics (e.g. Augmentin), especially with puncture wounds, as well as updating tetanus. ...Read more

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My bf fingered me 4 days ago, &it really hurt (usually it doesn't), the next day I had a little blood when I wiped.it happened again today. Infection?

My bf fingered me 4 days ago, &it really hurt (usually it doesn't), the next day I had a little blood when I wiped.it happened again today. Infection?

Some signs: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, infection stays sore, and there are usually several symptoms like swelling, redness, pain, heat.
On the other hand, any area can just get rubbed raw. Taking a break for a few days helps fix it. ...Read more

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Pricked my finger on christmas decorations. Should i be worried about an infection?

Pricked my finger on christmas decorations. Should i be worried about an infection?

How's it look?: How long has it been since you pricked your finger? Did it bleed when you pricked it? Is it red, swollen or tender? Is any pus coming from it? If it's been several days since you pricked your finger and it looks fine, you're probably out of the woods. ...Read more

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Finger pulp infection. Could I lose the finger?

Finger pulp infection. Could I lose the finger?

Yes, if neglected: The infection needs to be treated, surgery to drain the pus, may be required. The infection can spread to the bone or the flexor tendons if left untreated. ...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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I was wondering are pains in the middle finger related to any bodily infections?

I was wondering are pains in the middle finger related to any bodily infections?

Question vague: This is unlikely to occur, but need you to clarify the issue. What specifically are you concerned with and what is the problem with your middle finger? ...Read more

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How often should I use glucometer? I don't want to risk effects of finger infections with baby on the way.

How often should I use glucometer? I don't want to risk effects of finger infections with baby on the way.

Skin infections...: Skin infections are much more likely with poorly controlled diabetes, so test as often as your dr recommends. ...Read more

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I have finger swelling after a cut healed. The swelling is above where my cut was. Is this an infection? Or what is it

I have finger swelling after a cut healed. The swelling is above where my cut was. Is this an infection? Or what is it

Skin swelling : It may be just inflammation or the beginning of an infection. Can you provide us a picture or virtual consult with healthtap prime. ...Read more

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How to know if your finger has an infection?

Skin infection: Infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Skin infections often occur when there is break in the skin for some reason. Your body creates an inflammatory response to fight the infection and this results in redness and swelling in the area and causes the area to be painful. ...Read more

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Can you use a potato to draw out an infection from your finger?

Can you use a potato to draw out an infection from your finger?

No...: A potato is no help for a finger infection. The only situation where a potato might help is for treating a single small pimple near the surface of the skin. Doctors sometimes recommend putting a warm wet towel on such a pimple, to help it go away. Perhaps a warm, baked potato can substitute for the warm wet towel. As for a finger infection, a doctor should check (infection can spread to the hand). ...Read more

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Is it normal for the finger to become somewhat black and blue 2 days after trigger finger release? There is minimal pain/no sign of infection.

Is it normal for the finger to become somewhat black and blue 2 days after trigger finger release?  There is minimal pain/no sign of infection.

No: Not if it is the entire finger. A colour change like that would make you think of insufficiency of blood flow. Have it assessed now. All the best. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of finger infection?

How can I get rid of finger infection?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics based on exam or cultures are recommended. If access is present this needs to be drained seek care with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I draw an infection from my finger by my nail?

?Paronychia?: You may need to have this examined, as infections by the nail sometimes need to be incised. ...Read more

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My infection moved under finger nail a little what do I do?

My infection moved under finger nail a little what do I do?

Below: Without an exam, or an image to see, it would be best to be seen by your health care provider.
An antibiotic may be needed.

Until then, soak the finger in warm water for about 15 mn 4 times per day. ...Read more

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I have skin problem in my finger. It's look like hard small infection.

I have skin problem in my finger. It's look like hard small infection.

OK, "infected"?..: If it looks infected to you, start treating with a topical antibiotic cream and get into the dr. for an evaluation to make sure you do not need antibiotics prescribed by mouth as well. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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My 5yo picks her fingers, they are red and swollen. I tell her she will get infections. Why does she do this and how can I help?

My 5yo picks her fingers, they are red and swollen. I tell her she will get infections. Why does she do this and how can I help?

Fingers : Repetitive behaviors are common in many children (suckling thumb, twirling hair, biting nails). Sometimes they get comfort from the behavior. Gentle reminders are best. The remedies you've certainly read or heard about are usually futile. The biggest risks are infection. Positive rewards can be helpful (i.e. professional polish, etc). ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a small finger infection and I can't go to the doc at the moment, any effective ways to clear it up you know?

What should I do if I have a small finger infection and I can't go to the doc at the moment, any effective ways to clear it up you know?

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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Could I have an infection in the tip finger even if there's nothing wrong with my nail? The nail's healthy and no pain around it, just on the pad.

Could I have an infection in the tip finger even if there's nothing wrong with my nail? The nail's healthy and no pain around it, just on the pad.

Finger tenderness: You may have inadvertently embedded something in the tip of the finger, may have touched somebody with Herpes simplex virus infection, or may be developing an infection. Watch this carefully and if it gets worse go see a doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more