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A 21-year-old male asked:

My thumbs badly swollen and i've got an american football match on saturday any advice to reduce swelling and pain? ice isn't working

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
I'm not sure if : I'll help u on this since u r competing with U.S.A. (joke!). Consider to take nsaids(iboprofen) if no allergies, have an xray taken to check for fracture esp. If there's a history of bruising etc. Continue with the ice packs for one more day then soak in warm water. Good luck on ur competition!

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Last updated Mar 25, 2014

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