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I have a very red swollen finger and its yellow around the nail with throbbing pain, will I need to see a doctor or wull it fix its self?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor

Sounds like you have an infection with pus so you'll need to see your doctor for treatment.
Good luck.

In brief: See your doctor

Sounds like you have an infection with pus so you'll need to see your doctor for treatment.
Good luck.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Paronychia

Hot salt water soaks for 10 minutes three time a day for a few days usually does the trick.
If it doesn't, you should see a hand surgeon for an evaluation. May need to be drained. Antibiotics rarely needed. Chronic infections may be due to yeast, in which case topical medicine might be prescribed.

In brief: Paronychia

Hot salt water soaks for 10 minutes three time a day for a few days usually does the trick.
If it doesn't, you should see a hand surgeon for an evaluation. May need to be drained. Antibiotics rarely needed. Chronic infections may be due to yeast, in which case topical medicine might be prescribed.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Infection

I agree with dr. Dowd and others that you should see your doctor. It sounds like you have an infection called paronychia - see http://www.
Aafp.Org/afp/2001/0315/p1113.Html.

In brief: Infection

I agree with dr. Dowd and others that you should see your doctor. It sounds like you have an infection called paronychia - see http://www.
Aafp.Org/afp/2001/0315/p1113.Html.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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