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What kind of skin infection causes a swollen finger? Do I need antibiotics?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: See your doctor

Infections of the finger could be simple, such as a paronychia which is treated by hot saline soaks, or something more complex requiring surgical decompression and/or antibiotics.
See your doctor.

In brief: See your doctor

Infections of the finger could be simple, such as a paronychia which is treated by hot saline soaks, or something more complex requiring surgical decompression and/or antibiotics.
See your doctor.
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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology

In brief: Possibly Yes

Swelling of the finger can be caused by many things including infection.
Blistering distal dactylitis is caused by bacteria (staph aureus) and orf is caused by a virus. There are many other causes, so i would have a doctor check this out as it could be serious. You may need antibiotics.

In brief: Possibly Yes

Swelling of the finger can be caused by many things including infection.
Blistering distal dactylitis is caused by bacteria (staph aureus) and orf is caused by a virus. There are many other causes, so i would have a doctor check this out as it could be serious. You may need antibiotics.
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