Swelling of the finger

Hands | General Practice | Swelling of the finger (Disease)


Finger swelling has many potential causes, including inflammation, infection, allergic reaction, or cancer.

Possible symptoms can include: pain, redness, red streaks up arm, swelling, pus.

Causes and Risk factors

Inflammation can be caused by trauma, arthritis, or an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.

Diagnosis and Treatment

Treatment depends on the cause of the swelling but may include: immobilization, NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen), other anti-inflammatory medications, pain medications such as acetaminophen and/or antibiotics. ...

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