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What are the visible symptoms of hand infection?
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Swelling, heat
Heat swelling, change in color are signs of a skin infection.
If this on finger it need attention including oral antibiotics and possible incision and drainage. A deep infection can spread and do damage to tendons. Early treatment is best.

In brief: Swelling, heat
Heat swelling, change in color are signs of a skin infection.
If this on finger it need attention including oral antibiotics and possible incision and drainage. A deep infection can spread and do damage to tendons. Early treatment is best.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Edward Smith
In addition to visible signs of inflammation such as warmth redness, swelling ,signs also include painful and restricted movement or disordered sensation (numbness, tingling).
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