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Home Remedies For Broad 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?
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?
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
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
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