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A 18-year-old male asked:

On my thumb around my fingernail it hurts and in the palm of my hand it itches sometimes even burn what can it be doc?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Thumb pain: If there is associated redness around the thumb nail an infection called paranychia appears likely. Treat with warm soaks but if redness worsens some pus may have to be drained by a surgeon. The itchy or burning sensation in the palm is probably unrelated and if there is no associated rash, irritable superficial nerve endings, possibly from some activities, may be the cause.
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