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What causes repeated finger infection with swelling and pus in a 2-year-old?

Hi, My daughter is 2 years old and she has excema from 1-1/2 years. Recently her left hand middle finger(2 months ago) had some infection on the top of the finger(don t know the reason of infection) due to which had swelling and puss. Then she had to go thru minor surgery to take/clean out the puss and has been dressed for a week. After 2-3 weeks the wound got worse again (swelling and puss formation) and had to go for another minor surgery. Now again after 2 weeks the same infected area started getting puss and swell. Can anyone help us find the root cause and save the child. Thanks, XXXX
Fri, 14 Feb 2020
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Hello,

The symptoms are suggestive of recurrent paronychia. Consult a general surgeon and get evaluated.

The pus has to be drained effectively. Antibiotics has to be started according to the culture reports.

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

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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What causes repeated finger infection with swelling and pus in a 2-year-old?

Hello, The symptoms are suggestive of recurrent paronychia. Consult a general surgeon and get evaluated. The pus has to be drained effectively. Antibiotics has to be started according to the culture reports. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician