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What do swelling, stiffness and itching of the index finger indicate?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: Swollen index finger , stiffness and sensitive no known trauma. it Itchcy.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Seems to be bacterial infection, upload pictures

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
According to your complaints it seems to bacterial infection which is very common in diabetes.
I would recommend you to upload the pictures of the affected areas under the report section of the site so that I can have a clearer picture of the condition and can guide you accordingly.
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Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 26 minutes later
If bacterial infection, can you givebasic treatment advice?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Oral & topical antibiotics, anti inflammatory medicines

Detailed Answer:
You need to take a course of oral and topical antibiotics.
I would recommend you to take tablet cephalexin 500 mg twice daily for 5-7 days and apply fusidic acid cream on the affected areas twice daily.
Besides this take anti inflammatory medicines like tablet ibuprofen for pain and swelling.
Antibiotics are prescription drugs and you need to see the doctor in person to get them.
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