This is my middle finger on my right hand. I’m not trying to give you the finger, just show it to you.  See the redness?  And the swelling?  Well, it’s pretty darn painful! 



It’s swelled up 2 times the size it should be and is so tight it feels like if I squeeze it, it will pop open.   

I am pretty sure it is what is called a felon–an infection of the soft pad of the finger.  It sounds like it can get pretty serious if it’s not treated so I am going to Emergicare first thing tomorrow a.m.  I’d really prefer to see my doctor (I love my doctor–he rocks!) but it will next to impossible to get in to see him tomorrow. 

I just want it to stop hurting!

4 Responses to “OUCH!”

  1. 1 Melissa November 11, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Hope your finger gets healed up soon 🙂 It looks pretty painful!!

  2. 2 Kat October 21, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Oh my gosh! I have the exact same thing. for a week, my index finger hurt so bad to the touch. i thought it was an ingrown nail until it started to swell. it got huge and a pus pocket formed right where yours is. it was much hotter than the rest of my body. it hurts so bad and it throbs. the pus came out today all yellow and cloudy. i came across this when researching whether or not to go to the doctor. it is either felon or parnochia. what were you diagnosed as and should i go to the doctor? did i mention it hurts a ton?

    • 3 lsaufley October 21, 2009 at 9:04 pm

      They told me it was a felon. I had to go to the ED and have it drained. They just cut a little slit in it and drained all the gunk out. You probably should see a doctor–the only reason I went to the ED was because my doctor could not see me that day. Insurance probably wouldn’t have paid for that visit but my blood pressure was sky high when I got to the ED because it hurt so badly. That was a long time ago…but I remember they gave me a tetanus shot and I had to take antibiotics for a week afterwards.

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November 2008

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