Finger Infection

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What are the symptoms and signs of your finger infection? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Ophelia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 31

The symptoms of my finger infection are swollen, hot and painful finger with redness at the side of the middle finger.

Comment from: Taz, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 05

I have had this finger infection for at least six months and been treated with several medications. The skin looks callused, it then breaks open into a little sore that looks like a small cat scratch. Water seems to make it worse. It shows mainly on the top half of my fingers but lately I noticed a couple on the top of my hands, these were much easier to get rid of.

Comment from: Mrs R , 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 14

Recently I had cleaned the floor of my house using phenyl solution. I had done it when my maid was on leave. I squeezed the mop after each wipe of floor. After 3 days my both hands started with itching and it was relieved. Again after 2 days I noticed that my left hand ring finger was swollen, and there was redness, itching, difficulty to bend, and even burning sensation was difficult to tolerate. I think it is some finger infection. When I applied a moisturizer I felt some sort of comfort.

Comment from: lefty, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 09

The other day I was doing a quick job of cutting some 1/2 inch strips of plywood on my table saw when, without thinking I reached down with my left hand and pushed the wood up against the guide while pushing it forward with a push stick in my right hand. It was only a second and I could feel the saw blade on my table saw rubbing my thumb and forefinger. Needless to say that I cut the pad of my left thumb off and split the nail on my forefinger and tore a little meat off the end. After a few days of keeping the finger and thumb covered and dressed with triple antibiotic as well as taking oral antibiotics the thumb has become sore and is oozing yellow stuff. I keep the bandages changed twice a day but the yellow stuff persists.

Comment from: RJ7, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 29

This is not a recommendation. Weigh your options carefully. When I saw the doctor for my finger infection I was prescribed an antiviral medicine. I later learned that I had a herpetic whitlow. For two months I thought it was a skin irritation. In any event, the medication was intolerable, complete poison. I put crushed garlic over the infection, wrapped in gauze tape for as long as tolerable, and then followed up with warm saline soaks.

Comment from: Help me , 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 27

My finger infection is making me want to puke. I get massive headaches and throbbing pain. But I am called a hypochondriac, so I don’t want to go to the emergency room. But I’m in pain and I’m in tears.

Comment from: gillesley, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 03

I have had this problem of infection with my fingernails for months, and it produces no pus.

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