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A 46-year-old member asked:

what kind of cast is used for a broken finger?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Splint, not cast: Finger fractures ate not casted but splinted with an aluminum splint.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Usually a splint: Fractured fingers are usually treated with an aluminum or plastic splint on the back side of the finger. Sometimes they are treated by taping the injured finger to the adjacent finger. (buddy taping).

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How do I safely remove iodine from my fingers?

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Acetone: Acetone the main ingredient in nail polish remover is the best way to remove iodine from the skin.
A 28-year-old member asked:

How does a finger nail develop a fungus?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 49 years experience
Onychomycosis.: Onychomycosis, or toenail fungus. Is a growth of plantlike matter within the substance of the toenail. As a toenail grows out the fungus attaches to its distal edge and move proximally or toward the body. Onychomycosis is usually caught in males much easier than in females, and many of those males have been in the armed forces previously with contact with the fungus in showers and and barracks.
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Or out in the field or combat areas in which wet feet, dirty socks, constant foot trauma from hiking over rough terrain and other such indignities may increase exposure to fungus.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Could successful joint replacement be done on the small finger?

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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine 21 years experience
Yes and no: Finger joint replacements do exist, but in my experience they don't work all that well. Hopefully an orthopedic surgeon will chime in with a 1st hand opinion.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can they put a cast on your thumb if it is broken?

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Yes: A thumb spica cast is one option.
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Why does the tip of my fingers start to peel and get really dry after cooking with onions?

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Acid: The onions have an acid that drys and etches the skin.

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