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A 24-year-old male asked:

My two year old sons thumb looks red and irriated around the left side of the nail. kinda puffy looks like when you pull your skin back. is infection?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Thumb sucker? : Your son may be a thumb sucker and has irritated his thumb, but you should check it out with your pediatrician.
Last updated Jan 28, 2013

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