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I have a single small, red bump on the inside of my ring finger. It's tender to the touch and kind of tingles if i press on it. What could it be?

I have a single small, red bump on the inside of my ring finger. It's tender to the touch and kind of tingles if i press on it. What could it be?

FINGER FINDING: The sides of the fingers are often the site of a flare-up of a condition known as dyshidrotic eczema, which is a chronic condition characterized by intermittent flares usually brought on by irritants or stress. Dry skin is also a common finding. When flared, small red, painful bumps can occur which occasionally require topical steroids to resolve. Isolated lesions are rare, but can occur. ...Read more

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Right forearm pain that radiates to middle finger. Very tender to touch on both arm and finger. Was sore all week, then over extended wrist today.

Right forearm pain that radiates to middle finger.  Very tender to touch on both arm and finger.  Was sore all week, then over extended wrist today.

Get It Examined: Your description raises a lot of questions. Like, where do the wild geese go? What is the cube root of zero? Did Columbus floss? And...have you done anything to over-use or strain your wrist? Any past traumas, operations, infections? Do you work in the garden? Any rose thorn punctures? Cat scratches or bites? Are you a bike enthusiast? Anyway, you see, what I'm getting at is this: go to the doctor ...Read more

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My left index finger has been tender since this summer. I've tried icing and resting it, but i'm scared to go to the doctor. Any ideas?

My left index finger has been tender since this summer. I've tried icing and resting it, but i'm scared to go to the doctor. Any ideas?

Index finger pain: Isolated pain in just the index finger of one hand is not very common. Arthritis, especially where one's work involves repetitive tasks using that finger can do it. Chronic tendonitis of the flexor tendors for the finger can do it. Sometimes this results in what is called a 'trigger finger' where on flexing and extending, it seems to get stuck some times. A cortisone shot might help either. ...Read more

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Pain in ear,made worse if finger goes in,tender on outside where have to press to hear again(gets blocked)nurse said can only see dry skin?wat is it?

Pain in ear,made worse if finger goes in,tender on outside where have to press to hear again(gets blocked)nurse said can only see dry skin?wat is it?

This sounds like: Otitis Externa ( Infection of the ear canal) and if so ORAL antibiotics are necessary along with antibiotic ear drops! Contact your PCP (Primary Care provider) as soon as practicable Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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I have a red swollen tender finger and overnight i developed a blister on the same place, what do i do? Any home treatments?

I have a red swollen tender finger and overnight i developed a blister on the same place, what do i do? Any home treatments?

Swollen finger: need to figure out what is causing this. Any injuries? any fever? onset? could be a herpetic whitlow or a paronychia. warm water soaks with epson salt or warm compresses with antibiotic ointment may help until seem by a doctor. ...Read more

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I cut the tip of my index finger its red and tender with a sharp knife yesterday cause?

I cut the tip of my index finger its red and tender with a sharp knife yesterday cause?

See Dr.: Sounds like the area may be getting infected if it is getting redder and more tender. You should be seen to assure it does not need to be treated with an antibiotic and have your tetanus status updated if need be etc. Best wishes. ...Read more