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Old 5 August 2019, 14:43
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Swollen Index finger

My right index finger is swollen to the extent that I cannot open it fully, nor can I close it. I see a couple of white dots over the knuckle.

No recent trauma to the finger

What might be the fix?
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Old 5 August 2019, 15:15
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My right index finger is swollen to the extent that I cannot open it fully, nor can I close it. I see a couple of white dots over the knuckle.

No recent trauma to the finger

What might be the fix?
Is it warm to the touch? Discoloration?
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Old 5 August 2019, 15:26
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Is it warm to the touch? Discoloration?
Warm, and red.
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Warm, and red.
You have an infection my friend. A trip to your family doctor or urgent care for, at a minimum, antibiotics would be the correct next step. Sooner rather than later.
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Old 5 August 2019, 15:45
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You have an infection my friend. A trip to your family doctor or urgent care for, at a minimum, antibiotics would be the correct next step. Sooner rather than later.
Good answer.
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Old 5 August 2019, 16:16
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My thanks to you both.

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Boy the boss will be pissed when she finds out you sought advice here :). Feel better my friend.
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Old 5 August 2019, 20:14
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Boy the boss will be pissed when she finds out you sought advice here :). Feel better my friend.
Cute, she did ask me what I was chuckling about.
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Old 5 August 2019, 19:31
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Not sure what you got, but mrsa will fuck you up.

Wife had it, it didn’t kill her and she didn’t lose a finger. She went weeks before getting it checked. Hardheadedness runs on all sides of our families.
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Old 5 August 2019, 20:34
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couple things it could be....including herpetic whitlow. Agree on getting it looked at by a professional. Joint infections are nothing make wait....

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Old 5 August 2019, 20:49
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couple things it could be....including herpetic whitlow. Agree on getting it looked at by a professional. Joint infections are nothing make wait....

My best to you Sir,,,
Thank you Brother.

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couple things it could be....including herpetic whitlow.,
Damn, herpes of the finger. Get better soon.
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Old 8 August 2019, 16:13
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Just to piggyback on the staph, not a doc but we had a memorable case up here in which a young man went from apparently completely healthy to very seriously ill in a very short time, requiring a helicopter hoist pickup and transport to the ICU to save his life. Same thing as Gsniper had, post surgical staph infection but in his knee. He did OK in the end but almost lost his leg. That shit is no joke, keep a close eye on it boss.
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Old 8 August 2019, 20:21
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Just to piggyback on the staph, not a doc but we had a memorable case up here in which a young man went from apparently completely healthy to very seriously ill in a very short time, requiring a helicopter hoist pickup and transport to the ICU to save his life. Same thing as Gsniper had, post surgical staph infection but in his knee. He did OK in the end but almost lost his leg. That shit is no joke, keep a close eye on it boss.
Heading back to ER in the morning. Thanks Brother.
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Old 6 August 2019, 07:39
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Hope for a good outcome, Terry!

What USSFPA said.
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And don't keep us in suspense over the diagnosis, treatment protocol, prognosis and recovery.
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Still swollen, looks like a fat German sausage-hurts like 10 mfrs-painful to type-

Saw our doctor yesterday, she called the ER, told them I was coming, had a blood draw, and an Xray, then on to the ER. We saw a 3rd year, then the ER Doc. They refused to drain it, put me on Antibiotics. Staph infection.

They had a little ultrasound gadget which the moved around my finger, it showed the problem was in the joint, it was cool.

Hurts like hell. They sent me home with Oxycodone.

Clarification-10 sadistic mfrs
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Old 8 August 2019, 21:15
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Staph infection.
That shits no joke. I had a staph infection in my spine two years ago; hospitalized me for a week and I was on a PICC line for three months. I hope you get better soon.
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Old 7 August 2019, 15:42
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Your finger needs to be 75% better tomorrow and 90% better in two days. If neither of these metrics have been met, you are on either the wrong antibiotics or carry the incorrect diagnosis.

Don’t wait it out longer, hoping it will get better. Your finger should be much better by tomorrow; if not, get another opinion. If you see red streaks starting to go up your arm, don’t wait until tomorrow.
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Your finger needs to be 75% better tomorrow and 90% better in two days. If neither of these metrics have been met, you are on either the wrong antibiotics or carry the incorrect diagnosis.

Donít wait it out longer, hoping it will get better. Your finger should be much better by tomorrow; if not, get another opinion. If you see red streaks starting to go up your arm, donít wait until tomorrow.
V/R,
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Thanks Danny, I'll do as you suggest.

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