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The tip of my finger is swollen and has a green dot on the side and is hurting whats rong with it?

Theres a green dot on the side of my finger nail and my finger is swollen and hurts real bad even when I barely touch it the tip of my finger is kinda redish what's rong with it?

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Hi Marcus, sorry you are having problems with your finger. It sounds like you have an infection, if it has been recurring or has been this way for a while you will probably need to see a Doctor as there may be something under the nail or under the skin causing an infection. I hope it gets better soon.

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Your finger is infected. Soak your finger in very warm water/ as hot as you can stand (without burning yourself) and add a little bite of dish soap to the water. The warm water will loosen the skin and numb the pain receptors at which point you will need to pull back the skin around the fingernail and let the puss out (which is causing the pressure that is causing the pain). Finally put some antibiotic ointment on a Q-tip and apply it to the infected area. Do this once or twice a day and few days your finger should feel better.

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Don't do anything yourself, see your doctor or an urgent care physician.

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