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Infected hangnail

(8 Posts)
Naomip88 Fri 13-Feb-15 15:09:17

hello my 2 week old dd has a sore looking hangnail , we carefully cut off the hangnail but it's still quite red and swollen with a little scabby bit forming at the side of the nail, it's improved since last night ( we cleaned it and put a little bit of sudocream on it and then out a clean sock in her hand) not sure if there's anything else we can do? Thinking about cleaning it with cooled boiled water and rubbing a little bit of breastmilk into it as I know that's good for all sorts of ailments. Midwife is coming on Monday but just want to make sure it doesn't get worse

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 15:12:56

At that age I would get her seen by a GP sooner than Monday for this. Finger infections can get quite nasty.

Naomip88 Fri 13-Feb-15 15:18:45

Just waiting to hear back from the midwife now

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 15:20:22

Hope it is all healed soon smile

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 20:38:45

How did you get in with the midwife? smile

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 13-Feb-15 20:39:06

Sorry *on

Naomip88 Sat 14-Feb-15 11:17:53

Ended up going to the gp who said it should get better on its own but we have medicine just I case it gets worse. Panic over! I think I had my first first time mum freak out!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sat 14-Feb-15 11:48:45

That's great. Am glad they could set mind at rest.

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