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Stitches on finger, later hand was red, swollen and warm with pus. Remedy?

i just got stitches on the top of my ring finger a couple of days ago. yesterday my hand was in pain , it was red & swollen, it was warm or hot kinda say... this morning a small amount of pus came out ...very small amount... but i pushed the rest of it out relieved the swelling & pain ... but im afraid it w=may have been the start of an infection .. just wondering what i should do... the pus was white clear not thick followed by liquid-y blood
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Your finger is mildly infected.It is clearly evident by the pus that has come out.
Due to associated inflammation,the surrounding area will be swollen and red.You will have pain too.
But,nothing to worry.
Please consult your doctor and get good Antibiotic and Anti inflammatory drug.
Put a dressing with application of local Antibacterial ointment like povidone Iodine.
It will heal soon.
Wish you speedy recovery.
Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist Dr. Anju Choudhary's  Response
hi there, usually a stitch any where is followed up with antiinflammatory drugs and antibiotic coverage. You also may have been prescribed the same. Continue with those antibiotics and if not prescribed then do visit your attending doctor for a second opinion and for a dose of antibiotics. Keep the limb in elevated position and take an anti-inflammatory tablet live brufen 8hourly for few days. It will help in relieving the inflammation, edema and pain and antibiotecs will take care of any superadded infection. Take care.
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