Finger Infection (cont.)
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What Types of Doctors Treat Finger Infections?
A primary-care provider (PCP), such as a family practitioner or internist, will often first diagnose and treat a finger infection. A child may see a pediatrician for finger infections. In an emergency situation, you may see an emergency medicine specialist in an emergency department.
If the finger infection is severe, you may be referred to a hand surgery specialist, who may be an orthopedic surgeon or a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. If the infection does not heal properly, you may be referred to a wound-care specialist.
What Follow-up Is Needed After Treatment of a Finger Infection?
The patient needs to understand the doctor's instructions completely and ask any questions needed to thoroughly understand care at home.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/11/2017
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