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unexplained sore swollen thumb

A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Arthritis: most likely you are developing arthritis first do not try to click your joint that will harm them more you need to be evaluated by your doctor to make ... Read More
Dr. Stanley Ling
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Thumb: More likely osteoarthritis. If more joints are swollen , you will need to see the Physician.
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See MD: Definitely not normal. See an MD for evaluation.

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible infection: It sounds like you are being treated for an infection of your thumb. An infection is one of the worst case scenarios for a red swollen thumb - at wor ... Read More
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Untreated skin infections can cause serious problems and over a thumb, i would worry about it causing an infection in your thumb joint which is a ser ... Read More
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Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
If it doesnt improve: It's likely just a contusion or sprain, but if the pain doesn't improve by tomorrow, see your doctor for a check up. Keep the scrapes clean. Monitor ... Read More
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Not a bad idea: It's a good idea to get injuries from falls like this checked out, especially if they continue to hurt after rest, ice and ibuprofen, or if the thumb ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes: First off clean the scrapes with soap and water, peroxide. Then rice- rest, ice, compression, and elevation. But you should see a doctor. There are ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
22 years experience Hand Surgery
R.I.C.E.: The best way to treat any swelling is rest, ice, compression and elevation. If the swelling is from an injury i would recommend and xray to make sure ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Find cause then rx: I would first identify the cause prior to blindly treati g withou knowing more. For example is this a tumor? Is it lymphatic or vascular congestion? P ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Get a diagnoses: Swelling is a way the body tells us something is wrong. Figure out what is going on then you can treat it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Swollen thumb: See your doctor to determine whether it is a bite or an infection.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Ice, rest, nsaisds: If you have an injured thumb, it should resolve in a few days with ice, rest , nsaids if symptoms persist, you might want to check it out to make s ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Ice lopcally&motrin: If it is recent use ice locally, and you can take ibuprophen(motrin) or Aleve (naproxen) for pain and inflammation.

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