Finger Infection


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Comment from: Bernard, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I have had a pyogenic granuloma on my finger. The doctor cut it off and I now have an infection in my finger. He has given me a course of 500 mg cloxacillin tablets, hope they will clear it up.

Comment from: Sheryl , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

I've got an infection in my thumb between the tip and the middle area of my thumb. I felt it grow overnight. I'm 54 years old and this is my first finger infection. It was an irritation then a small white bump, and then grew into this awful situation. I've gone to the doctor and gotten some antibiotic that I have to take twice a day. It's been painful and my thumb keeps a fever in it but it's been now almost a week. I put hot towels on it to get it to burst when it burst, but it looked awful and continued to grow so I soaked it in peroxide and put aloe vera plant all over it. It continued to leak a lot and eventually I had to pull the dead skin off. I am keeping it clean with fresh water, peroxide, and aloe vera plant, and take antibiotics and pain pills. It looks awful but I believe it's healing. Good luck to anybody that has to go through this.

Comment from: McFixer, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 15

I had an infection on my thumb nail. I took off the acrylic nail and ripped my original nail I think, and had new acrylics put on. Anyway it ended up getting infected. It wakes me up with the throbbing, and there is redness and it is sore to touch. Advil helped with the pain. I notice it is white under the nail. I heated a thin sewing needle and then soaked it in rubbing alcohol and inserted it under my nail and released the pus. I then soaked my thumb in a shot glass that was filled with half rubbing alcohol and peroxide to disinfect for a few minutes three times a day for two days and it completely healed!

Comment from: tvano, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: July 31

As I was unable to take oral medicines for my fingernail fungus, I tried several over the counter remedies. I found that hydrogen peroxide did the trick. I applied it twice a day via Q-tip to each nail. I noticed the difference within 3 weeks. I have continued to use it over that last 3 months, tapering down to 3 times a week. It worked beautifully for me.

Comment from: C, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: July 20

My mom has had the second finger infection and whatever the doctor gives her doesn't work. I got her to soak it in salt water, then local honey on a Band-Aid last time, and it cleared up. I am trying same again.

Comment from: Emma, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 18

In my 74 years, I have always found a hot water soak to help all infections. It relieves the pain as well.

Comment from: debbie, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: April 30

My mother is elderly and her thumb became inflamed after helping my father clean up after a bowel movement. Four days later, when I realized her thumb was infected, I bought Polysporin and hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide did not do anything because the wound was not open. The Polysporin did not seem to help. We went to the doctor on Wednesday and the assistance prescribed Oxycycline. After taking this for five days, the thumb was worse. The pus had begun to turn dark brown under the skin. We took another trip to the doctor, who cut open the finger and cleaned the wound. He has asked my mom to leave the finger strictly alone and not take any more of the prescribed antibiotic. We will return to see the doctor in 24 hours.

Comment from: Florianna, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 06

I have been working in my garden and believe that a grass spur or what is known as a sticker which grows in the grass has gotten into my finger. It was red and swollen and very hot. After hurting quite a bit I decided to go to the doctor. He recomended Doxycycline. I am taking 2 tablets a day (30) tablets as an antivirus. I understand I have to drink a great of water accompanying this medicine.


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