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finger infection.. xilwolx 3 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 20879 posts
14th Nov '08

anyone ever get finger infections like around the nail? I never have before but yesterday it was a little puffy and today its puffy, red, warm, hurts, and is abscessed. at first i just thought it was a hangnail, but now..im sure its not. i poked it with a needle to drain the pus, then i looked it up online and it specifically says not to do that. i steralized the needle first, but now, im thinking that was pretty dumb. i put neosporin on it, and bandaged it.



is there anything else i should do?



i hope its not like a staph infection or something.

♥ Hunter's & Liams 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4856 posts
14th Nov '08

You can soak your finger in hot water for about 15 minutes(with epsom salt if you have any). Then take a clean paper towel or something and squeeze your finger lightly. This will help the pus to drain. Definitely DO NOT stab yourself with a needle. Nothing like an infection on top of an infection. lol

xilwolx 3 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 20879 posts
14th Nov '08
Quoting ♥ Hunter's Mama:
Hunnybunny 2 kids; Fulton, New York 574 posts
14th Nov '08

Do the soak thing but if it gets worse see a Dr. i had that happen once and it turned into a fungus and i lost my entire finger nail. but you do need to keep draining the puss and KEEP IT CLEAN!

♥ Hunter's & Liams 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4856 posts
14th Nov '08
Quoting H♥llie Spirit:
I''m gonna be a MOMMIE! Due August 30 (boy); Ireland 14350 posts
14th Nov '08

honestly...it sounds like a staph infection. Have you gotten your nails done or had a cut there?

♥ Hunter's & Liams 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4856 posts
14th Nov '08
Quoting Leah is 35 weeks!!!:
xilwolx 3 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 20879 posts
15th Nov '08

yeah, i burned my finger like a few days ago, and i'll just wait it out a few days. ive also had a few different infections this week..and a cold. and im already on antibiotics...not much more they could do but drain it.

I''m gonna be a MOMMIE! Due August 30 (boy); Ireland 14350 posts
17th Nov '08
Quoting ♥ Hunter's Mama:
xilwolx 3 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 20879 posts
17th Nov '08
Quoting Leah is 35 weeks!!!:
I''m gonna be a MOMMIE! Due August 30 (boy); Ireland 14350 posts
17th Nov '08
Quoting H♥llie Spirit:
xilwolx 3 kids; Tulsa, OK, United States 20879 posts
17th Nov '08
Quoting Leah is 35 weeks!!!:
pain Texas 2 posts
11th Oct '10

so wat do i do if i already opened it kinda scared now...its been swollen and red and warm do i have staph it causing my index finger to hurt too its my middle finger with the infection