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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.
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