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Fat Finger or Infection? - 4/13/2007
What do you think might be happening? What would be a good treatment plan?

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4/16/2007
Otto
Acute cuticle infection? Treat with bandage, antibiotics and rest.
4/18/2007
Anonymous
By looks of the pic, I would think a paronychium infection primarily. DD could be irritated Heberden's nodule. I would treat with NSAID, Coban wrap, or buddy tape, or pre-fab stack splint, immobilize x 1 week.
4/24/2007
wicplo
By looking at pic ,it is bactria infection .
5/17/2007
Anonymous
A paronychia;staph infection that entered through a hangnail.It involves the fold of soft tissue around the fingernail.
5/27/2007
Fannoon
It is an infection, treatment: antibiotics, cryotherapy, rest, and good dressing.
6/11/2007
Anonymous
infection probably through hang nail. Antibx, warm soaks, dressing
7/31/2007
Shelleigh
Looks like a felon to me. Tx: possible drainage, per MD discretion, oral antibiotics, wound care, dressing
3/9/2009
Anonymous
paranychia antibiotics and splint/dressings
11/12/2011
Anonymous
infection, antibiotics and whirlpool
 
     
   
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