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cuticle infection

Posted by
jill green on July 15, 2003 at 22:33:34:

I have a swollen, red, tender cuticle on my middle finger on my right hand. I keep thinking its going to heal, and it looks like it might be healing. Then it gets worse. The infection goes about 1/4 of an inch under the cuticle. I can push on the cuticle sometimes and this yellowish white infection stuff comes out. It also has a little bit of a foul odor. At times the cuticle area is throbing and warm. Its been this way off and on for the last month in a half. I don't have medical insurance at the moment, and was hoping for some addvice on how to tend to this problem. I feel like I've tried everything, neosporin, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, iodine, and even salt water.....none of it is working in the long run.
Im so frustrated....please help!!



Re: cuticle infection

Posted by Don on July 16, 2003 at 01:03:03:

In Reply to: cuticle infection posted by jill green on July 15, 2003 at 22:33:34:

I would say get it check out asap, fungas can start from trauma to the nail. let us know what happens

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Re: cuticle infection (How to treat.) Archive in nail.

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 16, 2003 at 08:38:56:

In Reply to: cuticle infection posted by jill green on July 15, 2003 at 22:33:34:

Hi, Jill.

Begin hot soaks every hour (just the tip of the finger up to just beyond the infection) keep the water as hot as you can stand it for 5 minutes [just keep adding hot water as it becomes comfortable--it should be uncomfortable for the entire 5 minutes), till the infection is gone. You are going to lose this nail and you will grow a new one.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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