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Finger injury, swelling, black discoloration. Put hot pin in nail, bleeding, pus. Will honey prevent infection?

is anyone there? I caught my finger in the door and it swelled up and went black so i stuck a hot pin in the nail to relieve pressure and blood came out and feel better but now its more swollen and looks like there is white stuff under the skin, i cant get to a doctor til monday is there anything i can do to stop the infection until then? I hear honey works? thanks in advance for reply.
Asked On : Tue, 2 Oct 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Because of injury,blood might have clotted in the finger.
It will subside spontaneously and gradually.
But,you have pricked the finger with unsterilised pin.
It might have cased infection.Sometimes,the blood clot can become infected even without injury.
I prescribe antibiotic like Clindamycin,anti inflammatory medicine to my patients with similar complaints.
Please consult a surgeon and proceed
Wish you speedy recovery

Answered: Sat, 31 Aug 2013
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