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How to treat a bruised thumb

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 50 years experience
If you have blood un: If you have blood under the nail it should be evacuated by your doctor to remove the blood.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Wrist and thumb inju: ICE , Elevation, compression , NSAIDs . Avoid activities which produce pain . Consider obtaining an Ray and evaluation if u have persistent or increas... Read More
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Be seen : I would be seen and have it x-rayed. You want to make sure that you don't have a fracture because if you do, it needs to be treated appropriately. A... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Best to see a surgeon now to see if you need it drained or treated by antibiotics. You will not lose your thumbnail
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
39 years experience
Yes...: If you had injury. Infection will be next possible cause if no injury.
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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Burkey
Neurology 31 years experience
Cm per month: Nerves regrow at a centimeter a month, on average. Provided the trauma was to the thumb it should be in under three months provided the nerve was left... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Need to be seen: You may be having an infected wound which may require prescription medications, so kindly see your doctor or go to urgent care, good luck
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X Ray: If you have any of these signs: - Swelling - Deformity of the thumb - Significant pain - Inability to move your thumb - Tingling - Change in color of... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Hands: From your description, two common things come to mind, one is carpal tunnel which can cause pins and needles or numbness or strange sensation in thumb... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Probably: Unless the door was slammed against your finger rather than the nail, your nail should eventually grow out normally. It will take several months, so b... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 49 years experience
Local ice/Advil: if not allergic to ibuprofen or naproxen sodium ( Aleve). You may need an x-ray.
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