I've got a skin infection on my finger at the side/base of the nail - the area has swollen up and the skin is very red around it, it has puss coming out etc.
I've now had it for about 10 days and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I've been bathing it in cooled boiled saltwater several times a day, kept it clean and used antiseptic cream also. The whole finger is now swollen slightly, and stiff at the end joint.
I'm concerned that my poor circulation/damaged capillaries are going to struggle fighting this infection and healing it.
Has anyone in the same situation had this? Did it get better but just take longer, or did it need some treatment?
Hi, I have had them but I would suggest that you see the doctor for antibiotics. Normally with me once the puss comes out it starts to get better.