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How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

Infection:UC/ER: Unfortunately a cat claw scratch under a nail is problematic since the cat's claws are contaminated from the litter box and licking. Start on topical Neosporin ointment or triple antibiotic ointment and then get to a physician for antibiotic coverage. ...Read more

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How to reduce ulna nerve pain, I have clawing on both my little fingers and get severe pain in both my wrists?

How to reduce ulna nerve pain, I have clawing on both my little fingers and get severe pain in both my wrists?

NCS: Consult your physician for evaluation and nerve conduction studies as well as a metabolic workup and a check for diabetes. Occasionally certain Rx mediciation can help with this issue; however you must be examined and evlauated. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?

What causes both hands to draw up in a claw and can't move fingers? Is it from my cervical disc herniations?

Various causes of: such type of acute cramping. May be due to electrolyte deficiencies/imbalance. Eg. not enough potassium. Some blood pressure meds can cause decrease in potassium. See your PCP. Also dehydration can cause this as well, & over use of certain muscle groups (like your wrist flexors can cause this). A cervical problem can also be considered, if this is suggested based on exam, then see spine specialist ...Read more

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Can sugery be done for correction of swan neck deformality in fingers and after recovery can normal activites be done like lifting heavy objects ?

Can sugery be done for correction of swan neck deformality in fingers  and after recovery can normal activites be done like lifting heavy objects ?

Yes: Type of surgical procedure depends on the reason for the development of swan neck deformity. Common causes are rheumatoid arthritis, trauma and congenital deformity. Each is approached differently you need to see a hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more