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I cut my finger now my hand is swollen?
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
4 doctors agree
In brief: GET SEEN=infection
The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection).
Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment.

In brief: GET SEEN=infection
The cardinal signs of infection: swelling/pain/redness/warmth so if your finger laceration (cut) happened about 3-5 days ago then the timing is right to develop a cellulitis (skin indection).
Hand cellulitis is serious so it is time to get seen. You may need I.V. Antibiotics for proper treatment.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Be seen
You need to be seen.
It sounds like you have an infection. Maybe a very serious one. Be seen immediately.

In brief: Be seen
You need to be seen.
It sounds like you have an infection. Maybe a very serious one. Be seen immediately.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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