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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear : YOu did not mention how long it has been swollen. It varies due to the cause. If it due to a fracture it may be swollen up to a month or 6 weeks. Id y ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Thumb advice: If it swollen, painful or has reduced range of motion - an x-ray and medical evaluation would be helpful. In the meantime - use ice, rest it and eleva ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
37 years experience Rheumatology
Warm up and relax: If the swelling persists, you can try over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, but give your body a chance to recover before jumpin ... Read More
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Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
28 years experience Family Medicine
Gradual warmth: Just staying inside in the warmth for a while should do the trick. It is likely just from the skin getting cold.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Have doctor look: I hope this isn't an injury or other problem you have waited too long to check.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Thumb: How old are you? Get x-rays and tests to see why they are swollen and then we can better know what to do.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: this may be an infection. Recommend medical evaluation.
A female asked:
Dr. Tod Haller
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Go to ER: I would get it checked out immediately. Discoloration is a bad sign
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Recommend: prompt medical attention.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear : If your thumb is swollen and not able to be bent you need to see your doctor. Did you fall on it.? Do you have some type of inflammatory disease such ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Get it checked asap.: You will need a medical evaluaton to determine if you have a gangrenous thumb. It could be a pseudomonas infection. It is imperative that you get imme ... Read More

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