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How is swelling and pain in the fingers decreased ?

hi doctor ,my 8 year old daughter is sufferring from severe ain and swolling in her inder fingre of her left hand.please suggest me what to do?
Sun, 29 Jan 2012
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Dear Sundari,it seems that she is having infection of nail bed.This is a common condition due to some injury.Please see your doctor she will need antibiotics for same.In mean time you can give analgesic for pain relief.Apply some local antibiotic cream if you have.Please try to avoid injury.bye and take care.
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