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    dorsal digital synovial cysts
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    2Cowboys posted:
    As I understand it, the little blister that appears at the base of my fingernail (also deforms the nail growth) is probably leaking synovial fluid (verified by my gp). In the past, I have often had caught this blister on something that created a cut. It became so sore, I excised it and expressed the fluid then cleaned and applied antibiotic ointment. It disappeared for a couple of years and my nail deformity grew out. My question is: if I do this again, does it affect the amount of synovial fluid in my finger joint? Does the fluid regenerate?
     
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    _swank_ responded:
    Let your doctor handle it. Doing it yourself could make things much worse.
     
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    undefined responded:
    I also had the exact same blister on one finger on my left hand. After excising it I developed a nasty staff infection. In 24 hrs. it went from just sore to major antibiotics and worrying about actually losing my finger. After everything cleared up I had no problems for a year. Then I started to develop a blister on the same finger on my right hand. For years it has also caused a deformity on that finger. I caught it a couple weeks ago and felt something oily, so I immediatly put neosporin and a band-aid on it. After my last experience I went to urgent care (Saturday) and got on an antibiotic immediately. It has now grown big enough to get scraped easily. I will be going to my regular doctor and have it taken care of properly.


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