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Persisting finger swelling post medications - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   My mother got a swelling on her finger
Doctor :  
ok
User :   when you press, that time only it's paining
Doctor :  
ok
User :   otherwise it's OK
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
how did the swelling start?
User :   Previously there were swelling at different places on same finger..but after that it became one
Doctor :  
where in the finger the swelling is located?
User :   down part of middle finger
User :   in between middle finger and ring finger
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
does it hamper the finger movement? is it painful when she moves the finger?
User :   no it's not
User :   but when she pressing it..it's paining
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
how does it look like? could you describe it in detail?
User :   that place looks red
User :   not completely red..it's like pink
Doctor :  
ok
User :   the swelling is around 1cm from finger level
User :   sorry 0.5 cm
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
how does it feel like? is it soft/firm/hard?
User :   and it's there from around 1 month
Doctor :  
ok
User :   it's soft
Doctor :  
has she taken any medications?
User :   yeh..I had shown to one doctor
User :   but he gave her the pain killers
Doctor :  
ok
User :   supradin
User :   rantop
Doctor :  
it looks like an infection that has progressed to the sweling
Doctor :  
ask her to continue taking the medications prescribed
Doctor :  
and also ask the doctor to prescribe an antibiotic
User :   but after taking those medicines..no improve I saw
Doctor :  
take and x-ray to see that it is not affecting the bone
User :   ok
User :   If it would effecting to bone then she would get more pain..right ?
Doctor :   yes, and the pain will be persistent, not going away with the regular painkilers
Doctor :   have you checked her sugar status?
User :   she doesnt have sugar atall
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
when was her blood sugars checked?
Doctor :  
are you there?
User :   2 months back
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please provide her height and current weight
User :   her weight is 45
User :   height is 4.9
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
her weight as per ehight is fine
User :   ok
Doctor :  
you can go ahead with getting and antibiotic added to her prescription
Doctor :  
and take a x-ray
User :   ok
User :   will you suggest any medicines ?
User :   do you have any webcam facility to check the things ?
Doctor :  
no, right now we do not have webcam facilities
User :   will you suggest any medicines ? so that I can ask to the doctor
Doctor :  
and since i have not examined her personally, it wil be unethical to prescribe prescription medicines
Doctor :   she needs an antibiotic added to the current medications
User :   ok
User :   thanks for your help
User :   bbye
Doctor :  
and if possible a drainage of the swelling along with the culture and sensitivity test of the material that comes out of it
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   no
User :   thats all
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User :   thanks
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