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Do you have fever?
Any concurrent medical illness like diabetes?
Thank you very much for the useful information.
Your description suggests that the affected finger is infected and there is an abscess formation (collection of puss). To be honest, yes you need to see your doctor right away for a clinical examination and certain tests like taking a swab for culture and sensitivity is mandatory. Additionally, if the clinical examination still suggests significant collection of puss/infected fluids, then it may also need to be drained surgically (which can be done easily as out patient in the clinic).
Since the fingers are sensitive area and any untreated infection can also lead to severe sepsis and gangrene, its important to have this treated appropriately ASAP.
If you can arrange an appointment soon it will be great; otherwise go to ER.
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