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Why is my finger swollen?

Hi. My finger is swollen on my left and bottom of it. it hurts and its red and its tender and its three times the size of my other finger. I just swolled up today and i put ice on it for about 30 minutes on and off. I dont know what to do and i dont know whats wrong. I know i have a habit on biting nails . But there was no cut or anything for it to do this. Please help.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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Your symptoms mostly suggest an acute inflammatory process going on in your fingers.

The need for oral antibiotics is high. A course of amoxicillin with clavulinic acid for 5 days should help. I also see that there may be a need for incision and drainage in the later days.

Please consult a general surgeon and discuss about the same. Get it fixed soon.

Wish you a speedy recovery.

Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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