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Home Remedies For Absent Thumbs
Hi I cut my thumb really deep and it has not stop bleeding(a lot) for the last twenty minutes... should I go to the er or is there a home remedy?
Pain is felt under the base of my thumb, went to doctor, was given meloxicam and a shot on butt, no relief, is there a home remedy for this?
Relax the grab: You might have done better to get that shot in your thumb vs butt. Typically if it has not improved, you may be aggravating this joint by grabbing the steering wheel too tightly, or something like that. Topical Rx that have anti inflammatory properties like voltaren (diclofenac) or pennsaid rubbed into the area several times a day will help. ...Read more
I have a small cut on my thumb that has become slightly swollen & sore. Do I have to see a doctor or can I do a home remedy?
Finger skin habbit I have been scraping my thumb skin for the past 10 years. I do unintentionally when I am depressed. My thumb looks really bad and I have to hide it in public. Any home remedy like vaseline that would work.
Recent publication: I'm not a hand surgeon but i see you've been waiting for awhile so i did a pubmed search and found a journal article from 2013 describing an alternative treatment: triphalangeal thumb with polydactyly: an alternative surgical method. Ozturk mb et al., . J hand microsurg. 2013 jun;5(1):20-3.I recommend you discuss this with your hand surgeon to see what your options are--not much published recently. ...Read more
Comfort: These teens are often disabled, and thumb-sucking calms them down. ...Read more
It depends: It really matters where the frature is, how large it is and whether or not it involves the articular margin. It can be treated by a splint, cast or even surgery. The specifics would come from a hand surgeon who could tell you the correct treatment. Go see a specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No single answer: There are many treatments for these two areas. Often arthritis of the thumb can be treated with topical ice and simple pain medications like acetaminophen or Advil (ibuprofen) Similar approaches with the back but often need higher doses Physical therapy for back is also very helpful You are somewhat young for typical osteoarthritis so there may be other things going on See a rheumatologist for surecdiagnosis ...Read more
Dry skin cracks: If your skin is dry, thickened, flaky, calloused and/or cracked then gently cleanse your skin before bed. Apply vaseline in a thick layer to your hands. Cover your hands with clean socks to avoid spreading vaseline. Your skin should be better after a week of this intense moisture treatment. If not, you might have a skin infection. ...Read more
Trigger thumb: Initial management is nsaid's. Many times a cortisone injection into the tendon pulley can be curative. If neither of these treatments resolve the condition, surgery is curative. A small incision at the base of the thumb is made, and the pulley overlying the tendon is released. Stitches out in 2 weeks, and return to activities shortly thereafter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more specifics: You neglect to mention whether it was a sprain, a fracture or whatever? If it was a fracture it typically heals in 4-6 weeks if it was a severe sprain usually involving the ulna collateral ligament, it can lead to some chronic instability which may be your problem hard to say more specifics without knowing your precise injury 3 years ago. ...Read more
How severe: If you truly cut your extensor tendon, and in affects your ability to extend your thumb, then it comes down to whether or not you want to ever regain use of that ability. Deep /gapping lacerations should almost always be sutured, ideally within 12-24hrs. Tendon lacerations most certainly need to be sutured, and if more severe - surgically repaired asap. Get seen asap! ...Read more