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Can A Sore Finger Cuticle Be Treated Using A Home Remedy?

ok... my finger is cuticle has been sore, but now it's gotten very bad. Feels tight, is very red and getting more and more painful and getting bigger and bigger!
It's hot and shiny and swelling... What can I do here at home (I've been soaking it in warm water and peroxide but has since getting worse!
Mon, 7 May 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Based on your description, you may have paronychia which is a fungal or bacterial infection that affects the sides of the nail bed. Though soaking the finger may be helpful, the other aspects of treatment include the use of an oral antibiotic. In addition, if there is a collection of pus (an abscess), this needs to be professionally drained.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James

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Can A Sore Finger Cuticle Be Treated Using A Home Remedy?

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Based on your description, you may have paronychia which is a fungal or bacterial infection that affects the sides of the nail bed. Though soaking the finger may be helpful, the other aspects of treatment include the use of an oral antibiotic. In addition, if there is a collection of pus (an abscess), this needs to be professionally drained. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Michelle Gibson James