Hands become infected more frequently, as it is one of the commonly injured parts of our body. Hand infections, if left untreated or treated improperly, can cause disabilities such as stiffness, contracture, weakness and loss of tissues (skin, nerve and bone) that persist even after the infection resolves. Therefore, prompt treatment of hand infections is important.
Felon is a serious infection of the fatty tissues of the fingertips, which results in throbbing pain. It is caused due to direct entry of bacteria during a penetrating injury or by the spread of infection from untreated paronychia. If there is an abscess, surgical drainage is performed followed by the administration of antibiotics.