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Sore throat, area of smashed fingernail getting warm. Suggestions?

Hi. I SMASHED my finger/fingernail badly 1 week ago. There has been lots of clear drainage/ blood . A couple of days ago it began to smell...quite fetid. I have soaked it in hydrogen peroxide every day. Now the area is getting warm. Not sure if it is related, but I have a sore throat and feel like I am getting sick. So, go to the doctor ASAP or can it wait until tomorrow afternoon or do you have any other suggestions? Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
The condition can be pyoderma or impetigo due to bacterial infection.
Keep the area clean and dry.Apply a topical antibiotic cream like neomycin or soframycin cream over the area.Visit your doctor as soon as possible to prevent further spread of infection.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Tue, 27 Aug 2013
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