What should I do if I have pus under my fingernail and a swollen finger?
Hi there. Thank you for the question.
Depending on your condition, you may need to visit your General Practitioner for topical or oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medication. You may also possibly need a simple procedure to drain out the pus.
Hi, this sounds like a really painful condition.
You should see a doctor ASAP to drain out the pus; if not it might turn out to be a long and painful night for you.
Pus under the fingernail and acute swelling of the finger around sugguest that you might have an abscess of the finger with infection of the soft tissues of the finger. You will need to visit your doctor.
You will need to be on oral antibitics for at least one week and have the pus surgically drained out. The pus can be sent to the lab to check for antibiotic sensitivities to the bacterial infection.
Dr Benjamin Yim Fu Chuen
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