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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

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My finger joints swell so bad. I made 'creak' all the time for 10years. Is there any treatment i can do? Surgery or any correction?

My finger joints swell so bad.
I made 'creak' all the time for 10years.
Is there any treatment i can do?
Surgery or any correction?

Evaluation: At 19 years old, what you are describing is unusual. I am concerned that you could be having some type of rheumatic process or polyarthropathy. I would recommend an evaluation by a hand surgeon or a rheumatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dry split finger tips?

Dry split finger tips?

Eczema: Most common cause is eczema or dry skin from over washing, chemical exposure or contact dermatitis. Wear protective gloves washing dishes and working with detergents or chemicals. Moisturizer frequently, use aquaphor or vaseline under cotton gloves at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is a cut on my finger risky?

Is a cut on my finger risky?

Wound: Cuts on finger can become dangerous if it gets infected especially if the person is not immunised against tetanus and they get exposed to bug which causes tetanus. Tetanus bug is prevalent as spores in nature and its easy to get exposed to these spores but prevention by vaccination is easy . So everyone should keep themselves up to date with vaccination . ...Read more

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Why do my fingers grow so fast?

Why do my fingers grow so fast?

Nails?: i hope you are talking about nails. Nails usually grow relatively fast and people need to cut it every week. ...Read more

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Can your finger prints ever change?

Can your finger prints ever change?

No: What you have got is what you get for all of your life. You would have to replace your finger pads to change them, a painful and useless operation. ...Read more

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How can I make my fingers less fat?

You can't: When we lose weight, the body loses the weight wherever it chooses. If the fingers are fat from fat, then there isn't much to do. Some have thicker fingers from muscles. I think of farmers, for example. Their fingers are just in great shape from so much use. Learn to love your fingers as they are. ...Read more

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How do you know if you broke a finger?

Fracture?: Unless you have a marked deformity of the finger, you will need an x- ray to determine if you have a fracture. This will be accompanied by a physical exam of finger and medical history. ...Read more

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Why do the tips of my fingers turn blue?

Why do the tips of my fingers turn blue?

Blue: This is not enough info to give comment. Consult physician. This can be result of sympathetic nervous system that controlls many body functions. Are u a smoker? Do they act differently to cold or head, there is reynauds phenomenon, scleroderma, and other problems. Provide physician with details on how why where what and when. No matter, consult professional help. ...Read more

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I have lost feelings in one of my finger?

I have lost feelings in one of my finger?

May be nerve compr.: One of the nerves in your arm or neck may be pinched/compressed. Seeing a neurologist may be helpful. ...Read more

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