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Suggest medication for finger inflammation post injury

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Posted on Mon, 23 Nov 2015
Question: Hello, I suffered a finger injury over a month ago on the right side of the nail of my right middle finger. The nail stayed in place but the contusion opened up on the side of the nail and opened up on the end of the finger. Everything has healed up on the side and on the but a hudge lump of proud flesh started to wrap around my nail on the side. Ihad to trim the nail back and partway into the nailbed along the side to alleviate inflammation and further swelling. Im on keflex antibiotic medication. Is there any further recommendations to alleviate symptoms.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
An ingrown nail likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
I have seen all the attached images. This is likely to be an in grown nail. This needs a surgical removal of the nail. Taking only oral antibiotics will not help. You need to contact your surgeon for proper treatment.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (24 minutes later)
What should i do in the meantime to the nailbed if anything. Ive been sucking on it. Does that help?
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Continue with antibiotics.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
Continue with antibiotics and avoid any exposure to dirt or dust to avoid infection. Sucking will not help.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: An ingrown nail likely. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. I have seen all the attached images. This is likely to be an in grown nail. This needs a surgical removal of the nail. Taking only oral antibiotics will not help. You need to contact your surgeon for proper treatment. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal