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It's easy to pick up a splinter or get a hard-to-heal cut on your fingers and hands. This guide contains advice about treating a white pimple on a finger.


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August 10, 20070 found this helpful

I have this weird pimple like whitish bump on the pad of my left middle finger. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what it is?

Mackenzie from Millington, TN


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August 11, 20070 found this helpful
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Does it hurt when pressed on? Not being mean or kidding! If it is hard to the touch and hurts when pressed on it may be what is called a seed wart. Which you can freeze off at home with the freeze items at drug stores just follow directions. May have to repeat several times since seed warts seem harder to get rid of. If it hurts and is soft to touch, more pimple like, it may be an imbedded splinter which can be soaked in peroxide after puncturing the head. Then apply pressure to remove the object, soak again, apply neosporin and bandaid. Good Luck! :)

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July 10, 2011

I can't really send a picture. It's on the very edge of my nail and has a yellowy off white sort of puss in it. It hurts when I apply pressure to it, and it isn't really all that raised at all, maybe a little. It's been hurting for three days now, and this morning I found it had the puss-like stuff in it.


I noticed it after sleeping in my uncle's car one morning as we were on a road trip from Florida to California. This made me think it might be a bite or something. I have never had a pimple on my finger and am hoping it is. Even the other side of my nail hurts right at the tip. I'm not sure what else to give as info. I really hope some little bug doesn't sprout out of it. Any ideas?

By Alex D


July 11, 20110 found this helpful
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That isn't really a whitehead. It is actually an infection, may even be a small ingrown nail. You can try warm soaks with epsom salt, to help draw it out. If it continues to get worse, you will need to see your doctor, he may lance it and drain it if it is bad enough, or may just give some antibiotics.

Some people will try to poke it the burnt end of a needle, but if you aren't careful, it can lead to a worsening infection. You can always put some antibiotic ointment with pain killer on it. I used gum numbing gel the last time I had one. They really stick out like a 'sore thumb', everything seems to touch it, no matter what!


Hope it gets better soon.

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July 11, 20111 found this helpful
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It is paronychia, an infection around the fingernail. Google for more info. You need to see a doctor as I doubt it will clear up with just antibiotic ointment. May be a bug bite or it can be from an injury that you don't even remember happening.

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May 6, 2018

I have a white pimple like stuff on the back side of my finger. Earlier also in the same place it happened, but it was gone on it's own. Now again it appeared, but now it's not going away. It's generally not painful, but when pressed it hurts. Can anyone suggest what should I do?


May 6, 20180 found this helpful

First thought is spider bite since the wound appears dry and the surrounding area is dark. Not sure why that would seem to go away though. Another concern would be diabetes as a cause for the wound not healing.


Can you apply antibacterial and keep it covered? If it doesn't improve a trip to the doc might be in order. I know that's expensive for such a small thing, but they will be able to treat this and put your mind at ease.

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May 8, 20180 found this helpful

You might have some scar tissue from a small cut you got.

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May 8, 20180 found this helpful

This sometimes happens if you get a small splinter under the skin.

  • Sometimes you may not realize that you have a splinter as it may just be kinda "touchy" and will many times appear to have healed but then shows back up again.
  • A good remedy for something like this to soak your hand in hot water that has a heavy amount of Epsom Salt added (think heavy). Water should be as hot as you can stand (but not hot enough to burn so "test" it first).
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  • Also, you may be able to check this out by using what is called a "drawing salve" but the original name was Ichthammol Ointment or "black healing salve".
  • Drawing salve is now sold under several names but I think the Ichthammol Ointment (20%) is still the best. It is difficult to find but some pharmacies still carry it.
  • It is safe to use (even if this is not your problem) as it will not do any harm. You can change it everyday or leave it on for a day (unless it gets wet). You just apply a small amount and cover it with a band-aid. The salve may stain (I'm not sure) so try not to get any on your clothes (it comes in a tube).
  • Different stores may have their own "brand" of this healing salve but I have never used another another brand so decide for yourself if you wish to try it.
  • Be careful that it does not get infected so be sure to use an antibiotic cream/salve with or without any other treatment.

If it shows any signs of heavy infection then you should see a doctor so they can get a better look at your problem.

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May 9, 20180 found this helpful

it sounds to me too like you at some poitn got a splinter or even a tiny piece of glass in there and it just never really came out. YOu could try to have it removed though I believe eventually your body will 'process' it. Do you remember getting a splinter at any point?

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May 10, 20180 found this helpful

No.. It completely went away once and now it has again happened almost after a year..

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May 24, 20180 found this helpful

There is probably an infection and that's why it came back. The problem is that there is a lot of MRSA getting into cuts and sores. I would call the doctor and see if he wants to culture the white stuff. I had a small one of these on my back I would drain it and it would be gone for a while sometimes up to 2 years I finally got sick and tired of it coming back I call my doctor and sure enough it had MRSA in it and he said I have probably have had this infection for the entire time since the very first time it looked like a pimple too.


Just a thought that you may want to think about. Possibly antibiotics and you're good. Good luck hope it works out because a finger is a terrible place for that type of thing.

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May 24, 20180 found this helpful

That is so odd, what I mean is, I have the same thing on my right index finger and almost in the same place (mines just a hair above
where yours is) on my finger.

And it "acts like a pimple, but yet it seems to come back and go away for a time, then come back again".

I've looked at fungus and also warts. I to this day, still don't know what it is. Sometimes I'll "pluck it" with tweezers, and it leaves a tiny hole for a day, then it's back to normal for only a while, as it grows right back again.

Does yours hurt? Mine doesn't, it's just "a very rough spot there on my finger" sort of like a pointed or (pimple callus) is what it's like, and it's been doing this "there then gone thing"
for a couple of years now.

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