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Finger is swollen all around last phalange. Feeling pressure and pain. No trauma to the finger. Infection? Should I have it looked at by a dr?.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe& yes
Soon.

In brief: Maybe& yes
Soon.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Mario Reyes
General Practice
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes to both ?
Seek prompt advice from a doctor.The infection may have reached the bone of the distal phalanx, condition named osteomyelitis.
Prolonged course of antibiotics may be needed.

In brief: Yes to both ?
Seek prompt advice from a doctor.The infection may have reached the bone of the distal phalanx, condition named osteomyelitis.
Prolonged course of antibiotics may be needed.
Dr. Mario Reyes
Dr. Mario Reyes
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
In brief: Finger infection
You most likely have a paronychia.
The most common bacteria responsible is staphylococcus aureus. Other bacteria that are less commonly involved are streptococcus species and pseudomonas species. A chronic infection is associated with repeated irritation such as exposure to detergents and water. Most chronic infections are caused by Candida Albicans or other fungi. See your doc.

In brief: Finger infection
You most likely have a paronychia.
The most common bacteria responsible is staphylococcus aureus. Other bacteria that are less commonly involved are streptococcus species and pseudomonas species. A chronic infection is associated with repeated irritation such as exposure to detergents and water. Most chronic infections are caused by Candida Albicans or other fungi. See your doc.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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