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What causes swollen and painful finger?

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Posted on Wed, 18 May 2016
Question: The tip of my middle finger of my right hand starting swelling last evening and is painful to the touch. It is still swollen, a bit reddish in color and still painful. Any thoughts?
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Answered by Dr. Divakara (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It's Nail bed Infection.

Detailed Answer:
HI

Thanks for popsting your query.

It seems like infection of the nail bed along with pus formation. It requires proper antibiotic therapy with or without pus drainage.

Get a prescription from your doctor for Tab Augmentin ( Antibiotic ) and use it for 7 days . If you are not noticing any changes in 2 days then pus drainage has to be done .

For the time being you can use Combiflam for pain relief and get Cold compresses.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask.

Regards.
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What causes swollen and painful finger?

Brief Answer: It's Nail bed Infection. Detailed Answer: HI Thanks for popsting your query. It seems like infection of the nail bed along with pus formation. It requires proper antibiotic therapy with or without pus drainage. Get a prescription from your doctor for Tab Augmentin ( Antibiotic ) and use it for 7 days . If you are not noticing any changes in 2 days then pus drainage has to be done . For the time being you can use Combiflam for pain relief and get Cold compresses. Hope this information was useful to you. Any clarifications feel free to ask. Regards.