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Constantly cold and discolored finger, swollen with pus. Tried many antibiotics, no help. Alternate medication ?

I have had this finger infection for over 2 finger is constantly cold and discoloured. I have had 2 different type of antibiotics w/ ointment..its not healing or getting any better, it stays swollen. very small amounts of pus come out when I squeeze it. I now notice that there are small holes under the finger nail..and I have a small amount of (what seems to be flesh)coming from under the finger nail...and my nail is seperating from the skin..PLEASE HELP!!!
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

You seem to be having a 'paronychia' (nail bed infection) with an underlying abscess formation (i.e. an infection with localized collection of pus). You will need a small surgical procedure to drain the abscess and if the nail is also infected, to remove the nail also. Further antibiotics or other ant-inflammatory medication are unlikely to help, and the infection will subside only if the pus is drained out. So, please consult a doctor, preferably a surgeon, for further treatment.

Wish you all the best.
Answered: Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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