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how to get rid of swelling in fingers

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends what it is: Causes of a swelling or a growth on the side of a nail include a wart, an ingrown piece of nail, a torn piece of skin (not healing properly), a splint ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It could be an: infection. Red, warm, tender, swelling, painful? If so, you might start by soaking in warm epsom salts.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Agree with Dr. K. If you have diabetes, it is imperative that you seek care from a doctor at the earliest.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Go to an ER: The best thing to do is to be check at a local er. You could have a fracture, the finger could still be dislocated or your could only have a contusion ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing specific: Finger swelling is very generic - it is important to know if it is traumatic, spontaneous and if it affects other parts of your body. The right medic ... Read More
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Depends on why swell: Swelling may be due to fluid, ie edema and we need to know why there is edema before we can treat it. Sometimes it can be related to arthritis l ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Local care: You have just drained an inflamed, sometimes infected, abscess. Warm baths/showers to clean the area, followed by cool compresses. Folk wisdom will ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Antiinflammatory med: To best answer your question, we need to know why & where you're swelling. Non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen & N ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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If recent trauma: Ice, advil (ibuprofen).
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Angioedema: Could be angioedema. ?C1esterase deficiency. See an immunologist or your primary care dr to evaluate.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
22 years experience Family Medicine
Ice and Elevation: In general, ice and elevation can be helpful to address any acute swelling. Over the counter anti-inflammatories such as alleve and Motrin can be hel ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Diagnose cause: Diagnose the cause and treat the underlying problem.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Depends: If swollen due to trauma, ice on and off and ibuprofen. If the swelling is from a non-traumatic source, you would need to be examined as to why it is ... Read More

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