Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
165 Doctors are Online

Why is my finger swollen?

Hi. My finger is swollen on my left and bottom of it. it hurts and its red and its tender and its three times the size of my other finger. I just swolled up today and i put ice on it for about 30 minutes on and off. I dont know what to do and i dont know whats wrong. I know i have a habit on biting nails . But there was no cut or anything for it to do this. Please help.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  54
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response


Your symptoms mostly suggest an acute inflammatory process going on in your fingers.

The need for oral antibiotics is high. A course of amoxicillin with clavulinic acid for 5 days should help. I also see that there may be a need for incision and drainage in the later days.

Please consult a general surgeon and discuss about the same. Get it fixed soon.

Wish you a speedy recovery.

Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor