A 46-year-old female asked:
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i hv weird pain in pad of thumb i go to doctor, said i had pus in thumb. thy gve me med, pain faded, but a few days ago the pain statred again. ?

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Dr. Randy Hauck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
See a hand surgeon: Sounds like you have a felon-an infection in the pulp or pad of the thumb. These usually need to be opened to drain. See a local hand surgeon for appropriate treatment.
Answered on Jan 15, 2015
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Dr. Robert Gluck
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Felon: Typically pus in the pad of the thumb is what is termed a felon. If this is in fact the case, antibiotics may not be sufficient. It may need to be drained, along with culture of the pus and proper wound care. Good luck.
Answered on Jul 11, 2013

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