Infected finger becoming numb?

I’m 15 and I’m from Texas. I only take medicine for my allergies with IS Claritin. I let my finger nail get long and I think it grew a little bit into the side of my skin. So when I cut it, I didn’t notice anything on my finger except a sort of hole or separation between my skin and fingernail. I put some antibiotic ointment on it, washed it and put a bandaid on it but every time I touch it or accidentally bump it it hurts like crazy. I took off the bandaids just now and there is a red bump with yellowish clearing stuff coming Out. There is the same yellowish goo on my bandaid. Also my finger is a lot warmer than my other fingers. Just today did my finger start hurting without me touching and is almost completely numb.

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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

It is clearly infected , very common in people on allergy medication
I recommend you go to er for pus drainage, and suitable antibiotics

Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

İt is unfortunately infected and can not be lefted this way..
Pus draiange ..oral antibiotics and localized wound care and antibiotics are necessary.

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
its paraonychia, meaning infection of the skin surrounding the nail.
mechanical debridement should be done at the earliest.
The drained pus should be sent for culture and sensitivity testing in pathology laboratory.
Depending on these reports, broad spectrum antibiotics need to be started.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
NUMBNESS INDICATES PRESSURE SYMPTOMS ON SURROUNDING NERVES.
THIS IS OCCURING DUE TO INCREASING COLLECTION OF INFECTED MATERIAL NEAR THE NAIL BED.
CONSULT A SURGEON AND GET IT DEBRIDED AT THE EARLIEST.
SHOULD BE DONE UNDER ANTIBIOTIC COVER.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
numbness in the infected finger can occur due to nerve inflammation in the affected area.
get the pus drained out followed by antibiotics and daily dressings.
numbness will gradually go away.

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