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What To Do With A Swollen Finger
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
Go see whats wrong: There are many possibly conditions that can cause this group of symptoms. It could be as simple as the flu or as serious as an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis or a serious infection/ thus you should go see your doctor- in the meantime it may not hurt to try acetaminophen/ibuprofen/naproxen if you dont have an allergy to these meds- but significant enough symptoms to eval. ...Read more
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
I woke up with a swollen finger this morning, its never happened to me before. The previous night i had been consuming alcohol and taking cocaine?
Probably trauma: related. While under the influence of alcohol and/or cocaine, a person could easily sustain an injury without being aware of the injury at the time. There is an old joke, that you can always tell if you had a good time the previous night if your fingers are sore in the morning (this is from people stepping on your fingers while you were passed out on the floor). Be careful! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For the last few mornings i've been waking up with a swollen finger or two. In the knuckle joint. By early afternoon the swelling has receded. ?
Woke up on 2-14-15 with a swollen finger right hand pinkie painful at the upper joint what's going on?
Some thoughts: Paronychia- or an infected cuticle is most likely- without seeing you or taking a history. try warm soaks, and see your doctor. They can be extremely painful and sometime warrant antibiotics if that is what you have. ...Read more
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