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Finger Infection Self-Care at Home
Because finger infections have the potential to become severe, home care is limited. A very minor paronychia may be managed at home if the person has no other complicating medical illness, such as diabetes. All of the other infections require urgent evaluation and treatment by a doctor. Because delay in treatment may result in disability or loss of the finger, the affected person should not hesitate to obtain medical care.
A small, simple paronychia may respond to frequent warm water soaks and elevation of the hand. However, if no improvement is noticed in 1-2 days, see a doctor at once.
Kevin Aston, DO
Michael Doyle, DO
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