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The tip of my middle finger is swollen. It is not

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The tip of my middle finger is swollen. It is not excessively warm, and is most tender on the right side of the finger nail.en on my left hand. It is not
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.
I am an Orthopaedic surgeon and I would be happy to help you today.
Expert:  Dr.Sawhney replied 1 year ago.
From your description it seems that you have developed a condition known as Paronychia which is infection of the nail fold.
Treatment would involve warm water siaks and oral antibiotics which can be had with prescription only.
Try to keep your hand elevated as this will help control the pain.
Meanwhile you should take an anti inflammatory analgesic like advil for pain relief.
Feel free to ask any follow up question.