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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: Suddenly on my right hand on my ring finger swoll and pus came out.
I squeezed it because it hurt so bad.
Have you heard of such a thing?
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.
This is so called panaritium or paroinichia and it means that there is infection of finger tip that usually begins around the nail. If whole pus is evacuated then the redness will pull back soon,just keep area clean and apply antibiotic ointment. If there is still pus then you should see surgeon who is going to drain it completely.
Wish you good health. Regards
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