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How can I tell if I need antibiotics for a finger infection ?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Swelling

If the areas swollen or has a di i would recommend antibiotics.
A closed swelling on the finger xan embarrass the blood supply. If the infection is is not getting better in 1-2 days it may be better to see doctor

In brief: Swelling

If the areas swollen or has a di i would recommend antibiotics.
A closed swelling on the finger xan embarrass the blood supply. If the infection is is not getting better in 1-2 days it may be better to see doctor
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Abcess, streaks

The redness of the infection should be improving daily.
If you are experiencing increasing pain and swelling, develop red streaks traveling up your hand and arm, have a fever, or have a large swollen area that feels boggy, you should consult a md asap.

In brief: Abcess, streaks

The redness of the infection should be improving daily.
If you are experiencing increasing pain and swelling, develop red streaks traveling up your hand and arm, have a fever, or have a large swollen area that feels boggy, you should consult a md asap.
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