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Infant son had kidney infection which was treated. He now has small area on his thumb and middle finger that looked like it peeled off. What is this?

Infant son had kidney infection which was treated. He now has small area on his thumb and middle finger that looked like it peeled off. What is this?

Peeling Skin: With a history of recent antibiotic therapy, it is possible this represents an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, especially if it was a penicillin derivative. As long as it doesn't appear to be getting worse or his condition remains the same, it might be a mild, self-limited reaction. As an alternative, children often get eczema in these areas, which responds to cortisone creme. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 wks, he often holds his thumbs btwn 1st& middle fingers should we b "teaching" not to?

My baby is 10 wks, he often holds his thumbs btwn 1st& middle fingers should we b "teaching" not to?

No "teaching" needed: A normal, healthy 10 week-old baby who is using his first 2 fingers to grasp his thumb in either hand should stop doing it as he develops more, and starts holding other things. At routine baby check-ups at 1 month, 2 months, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months, etc... Parents should talk with the doctor about any such baby behaviors. The doctor can refer to a specialist if the baby seems abnormal. ...Read more

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I've been having pain on my hand between thumb and index finger on the fatty part. I could feel the pain under my thumb inside my hand. Hurts to hold?

I've been having pain on my hand between thumb and index finger on the fatty part. I could feel the pain under my thumb inside my hand. Hurts to hold?

Hand pain: Hands take a lot of abuse daily and there are several muscles and ligaments that traverse this area and are at risk for injury, strain and tendonitis. The thumb has a particularly complex articulation (the way the joint and associated muscles assemble and function) and is a common site for problems. If painful, prolonged or debilitating, have it evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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My baby has g6pd and is polydactyly at the same time. With conjoined thumb on left hand. Both hands have 6 fingers. How can I deal with it?

My baby has g6pd and is polydactyly at the same time. With conjoined thumb on left hand. Both hands have 6 fingers. How can I deal with it?

U need 2 C a hand-: -surgeon, 1 who is fellowship trained in hand. It takes imaging 2 eval the bone structure as it can B used 2 help stage the procedures needed. Many times an extra digit may not have any supporting bone structure. That helps as 2 which digit needs 2 B excised. By conjoined thumb if U mean attached 2 index, it can easily B fixed also ...Read more

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My baby is 7m old, his fingers on the right hand is weaker than the left, is it related to his missing thumb&radial bone. Should I meet neurologist?

My baby is 7m old, his fingers on the right hand is weaker than the left, is it related to his missing thumb&radial bone. Should I meet neurologist?

Talk to your doctor: When the forearm and hand don't develop quite right, there can be other effects nearby. Talk to your doctor to see how much weakness there is and which specific muscles, from the shoulder to the fingers, are affected. Together then you can decide whether you need a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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Should you have half moon shapes on all your fingers I only have them on my thumbs this normal?

Should you have half moon shapes on all your fingers I only have them on my thumbs this normal?

Should have: You need to find somebody doing TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) to get detailed answers. You should have moons on the other one. I cannot tell you what it means, but it is not of any urgent concern. I am quite healthy and have the same issue. In TCM there would be different herbal combinations that would help, but you should find someone that does nail diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does the thumb technically count as a finger?

Does the thumb technically count as a finger?

Yes!: I would argue it's the most important finger.
The opposable thumb was a critical evolutionary leap for humans! ...Read more

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Why would my thumb and pointer finger be swelling?

Why would my thumb and pointer finger be swelling?

Arthritis: You might be getting arthritis. Check with your primary care provider. You might have an infection as well. ...Read more

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What type of brachydactyly affects thumbs and fingers?

What type of brachydactyly affects thumbs and fingers?

Brachydactyly: The following website covers the topic thoroughly:
http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2441618/. ...Read more

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What would a broken thumb or finger feel like?

What would a broken thumb or finger feel like?

Terrible bad!!!!!!!!: One reliable sympton of a broken bone is horrible pain. The broken bone just does not want to be moved at all. A bad strain could also give just as much pain, so that is why your physician often needs an x-ray to help sort things out. Some fractures such as an impacted fracture of the upper arm or a skull fracture may not be that painful, so we do not just go by pain. Go for an exam by your md. ...Read more

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Thumb and pointer finger problems from using the keyboard too much. What to do?

Thumb and pointer finger problems from using the keyboard too much. What to do?

Have it checked: You should have it checked by your doctor and, is it in one hand or both and what exactly is the problem, we do not have enough information, does it hurt or numb etc. ...Read more

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In what way can I stop my habit of cracking my fingers, thumbs, back and neck before I do serious damage to my body?

In what way can I stop my habit of cracking my fingers, thumbs, back and neck before I do serious damage to my body?

Switch Habits: Go from cracking, to stretching your body, right before exercise. Kill 2 birds in one stone. Go from damage, to repair and healing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hey my pointer finger and thumb have started spazzing it started recently and it bothering me now i don't know what's wrong or why it keeps spasing.

Most common reason/: /is OVERUSE FATIGUE...??? Your job/hobbies/????

NEXT see a hand specialist! A study of the NERVES leading to your hands...(PARTICULARLY THE MEDIAN NERVE) may be indicated ("Carpal Tunnel syndrome")
Just a thought'
Hope it helps
DR Z ...Read more

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What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

What does numbness in the thumb and fingers mean?

Probable CT Syndrome: 1st. Possibility is ct syndrome. Other possibility is pinched nerve in neck, and rarely pinching in forearm and peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the trigger finger and thumb?

Please help! What is the trigger finger and thumb?

Physical Exam : History and physical exam are used to diagnose trigger finger. Trigger finger comes from swelling of the tendons in the hand that cause the tendons to become stuck within the tendon sheath. See a hand surgeon for your situation. ...Read more

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What is I have bums between my thumb and pointer finger on the skin?

What is I have bums between my thumb and pointer finger on the skin?

Skin lesions: Based on the information provided, it's impossible to tell what those bumps are. Either take a pic of those and send over or see a doc locally. ...Read more

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'I''m having weird tingling and twinges in fingers and thumb what is it?'

'I''m having weird tingling and twinges in fingers and thumb what is it?'

Possible CTS: You may be describing entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist, especially if the thumb, index, middle and ring finger are involved.

You should discuss the problem with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can aerosol burn your thumb and fingers?

Aerosol of what?: Some things sprayed with aerosol are chemicals that can burn the skin. Sometimes the decompression can cause the spray to be very cold freezing the skin the big question is what you were spraying see a doctor to be sure there isn't enough injury to need treatment and if you can show what was being sprayed. ...Read more

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What is the skin between my thumb and pointer finger called?

What is the skin between my thumb and pointer finger called?

First web space: The skin between the thumb and pointer finger is called the first web space. The anatomic snuff box is the area between the thumb and the pointer finger where there is a depression in the skin. ...Read more

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What's the piece of skin between your thumb and pointer finger called?

What's the piece of skin between your thumb and pointer finger called?

First web space: Web spaces (you have 4 of them) are the term used to describe the spaces between your thumb and index finger and between the fingers. The spaces contain skin and soft tissues that are critical to proper hand function. ...Read more

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I have foot thumb comes over foot finger, what to do?

I have foot thumb comes over foot finger, what to do?

Assuming : You are talking about big toe crossing 2nd toe. You have hallux abducto valgus. Multiple surgical procedures are available for this condition depending on the severity. See a podiatrist. ...Read more