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My son is 6years old he has a swollen finger it's red and warm. He said it itches. What should I do?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: ? Bite

The concern about infection expressed by the other doctors is correct.
But the itchiness makes me wonder if it is a bug bite.See your doctor.

In brief: ? Bite

The concern about infection expressed by the other doctors is correct.
But the itchiness makes me wonder if it is a bug bite.See your doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Good thought. In fact if there is a history or strong suspicion of a bite initial early treatment with Benadryl can often avoid already overused antibiotics. But see a doctor experienced with this sort of thing.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Swollen finger

Barring a history of trauma, you are describing symptoms consistent with infection.
Either way you should have it checked out. If it's treated early typically it should get better soon. Good luck.

In brief: Swollen finger

Barring a history of trauma, you are describing symptoms consistent with infection.
Either way you should have it checked out. If it's treated early typically it should get better soon. Good luck.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Swelling and Pain

Given his age and this abnormal situation i think the child needs to be seen by his pediatrician.

In brief: Swelling and Pain

Given his age and this abnormal situation i think the child needs to be seen by his pediatrician.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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