Felon is an infection of the pad of the fingertip. It is usually an acute infection that results from breaking the skin or puncture to the pad of the finger. After the initial injury there is usually sudden and increasing redness and swelling on the pad of the finger that becomes very sensitive. It can be an acute or chronic infection but is usually bacterial. Chronic are usually a result of incomplete treatment of an acute infection.
Treatment of a felon usually involves a combination of antibiotics and proper surgical drainage.
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