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My finger is swollen, painful, and warm to the touch. I think it may be infected but there is no visable wound. How can I home treat this?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine

In brief: Finger pain

Your pain may be due to an infection under the skin or nail bed called a paronychia -- start with warm soaks and see your doctor to see if antibiotics or incision and drainage are necessary.
If you have any redness or streaking into the hand/wrist/arm, see your doctor asap or go to the er.

In brief: Finger pain

Your pain may be due to an infection under the skin or nail bed called a paronychia -- start with warm soaks and see your doctor to see if antibiotics or incision and drainage are necessary.
If you have any redness or streaking into the hand/wrist/arm, see your doctor asap or go to the er.
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