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Reynaulds disease now finger infected. help!



it is the first breakout of raynaulds. my finger went white to purple and red,2weeks later, my middle finger on my left hand is infected, dark maroonish color on tip under nail. I put tea tree oil on it 4x a day and now it is turning white on the end of it. I am taking cephalexin 500mg 2x a day and only have 5 pills left and the top of my finger is hard and numb. what do I do? should I be soaking in something to draw out the infection? thanks for your help


Raynauds and Raynauds-like symptoms can occur in certain rheumatolgical diseases, where blood vessels are involved. Usually it is just change in color of finger tips on cold exposure. But, if it starts `breaking out`, one should immediately speak to his/her rheumatologist. It may not be an infection.

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Ram Raj   Singh, MD Ram Raj Singh, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati