Infection In Finger Tips
Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:25 AM
WANTEDED TO KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE HAS HAD THIS PROBLEM. MY rheumatologist'S ASSISTANT SAYS IT DOES NOT SOUND LIKE IT IS ASSOCIATED WITH Raynaud's. SUGGESTED I SEE MY FAMILY DOCTOR.
THIS IS THE SECOND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED.IT STARTS WITH THE FINGER NAIL GETTING VERY SORE. THEN IT TRAVELS TO BACK SIDE OF FINGER BEHIND NAIL. FINGER TIP SWELLS, WARM TO THE TOUCH. STARTS THROBBING PAIN CONSTANTLY. THERE IS NO BROKEN SKIN OR ANY SKIN OPENING FOR INFECTION TO GET IN. THE FIRST TIME IT HAPPENED THEY TOLD ME SOMETHING MUST HAVE GOTTEN UNDER THE NAIL TO CAUSE THE INFLAMMATION. THEY REMOVED THE NAIL. THERE WAS NO VISIBLE SIGNS OF INFECTION ON THE OUTSIDE OF FINGER, SEEMS TO BE ALL INSIDE FINGER TIP.
MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF CIPRO AND MY NAIL DID GROW BACK.
NOW IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN WITH ANOTHER FINGER. I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S NOT RELATED TO Raynaud's OR SCLERO. IT IS ESPECIALLY WORRISOME TO HAVE IT HAPPEN IN THE WINTER. LAST TIME IT WAS SUMMER AND THE INFECTION TRIGGERED BAD REYNAUD ATTACKS WITH IT 95 DEGREES OUTSIDE.
Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:40 AM
Your in my thoughts. Please keep us posted!
Posted 10 January 2008 - 11:44 AM
Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:37 PM
It is what it is...........
Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:45 PM
You mention MRSA. Why didn't your doctor have you on zyvox. It is one of the antibiotics that kill MRSA.
It is what it is...........
Posted 10 January 2008 - 07:57 PM
Upped my felodipine to max and still using nitro paste. Seems to be helping a BIT.
Take care of yourself,
Posted 11 January 2008 - 05:56 AM
I went through horrific pain ... with my fingers/hands when I was first diagnosed.
Because I also have Psoriatic arthritis, I'm not clear on whether it's relative to that or the raynauds phenomenon. Although not as often, but on occasion, I still have pain in my fingers & hands, but not quite the degree it was at onset.
My fingers have clubbed and my nails have nearly disappeared. (Janey or Shelley... if you read this, please correct me if I'm using the wrong word)... I've experienced bone resorption with my fingers, causing them to shorten.
Whatever is going on with yours, I hope that the pain subsides soon.
Looks like I'm not the only one who can empathize with the pain you're having.
Soft Hugs, Susie
Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:44 AM
Posted 14 January 2008 - 03:27 AM
AGAIN THANKS. IT SURE HELPS TO KNOW YOU ARE NOT ALONE WITH THIS DISEASE THAT NO ONE HAS EVER HEARD OF.
I WAS DIAGNOSED 20 YEARS AGO WITH SCLERO AND Raynaud's.I LIVED IN MICHIGAN AT THE TIME. AFTER A COUPLE YEARS I RELOCATED TO WARM FLORIDA. CHOSE TO IGNORE MY SCLERODERMA. NEVER EVEN MENTIONED IT TO DOCTORS. THEN LAST YEAR A DERMATOLOGIST DIAGNOSED IT AND REFERRED ME TO rheumatologist. I ACTUALLY HAVE LIMITED SYSTEMIC SCLERO OR CREST. I WAS TOLD THAT MOVING TO A WARM CLIMATE WAS THE BEST THING I COULD HAVE DONE FOR MYSELF. I NOW LIVE IN NORTHERN FLORIDA, WHERE IT DOES GET COLD SOMETIMES.
WELL ENOUGH VENTING. HAVE A WONDERFUL WARM DAY!!