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Hand Infections

Hand infections: what I need to know

There are many causes of hand infections including cuts, bites and foreign bodies. Because the hand has an important function in our world, aggressive attention to clearing hand infections is very important. An uncontrolled hand infection can lead to loss of the use of the hand.

Early signs of hand infection are redness and swelling at the site of injury. Late signs of a hand infection include red streaks running up the arm, swelling of the whole hand, draining pus and inability to move the hand.

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Treating hand infections

Home care for hand infections


Last Updated: 07/2011