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What is the definition or description of: Long thin fingers?

What is the definition or description of: Long thin fingers?

Arachnodactyly: Or achromachia is a condition in which the digits (toes and fingers) are long and slender.

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Long Thin Fingers (Definition)

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I recently noticed my hands look weirdly skinny and I have long thin fingers. Is this normal?

I recently noticed my hands look weirdly skinny and I have long thin fingers. Is this normal?

No: You should take your observations seriously as it can have many causes. Thankfully most of the causes are not too serious but should be evaluated. Please go see your doctor. Good luck to you.

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Is there a non-invasive or home treatment for trigger finger?

Is there a non-invasive or home treatment for trigger finger?

Rest: The first home treatment is rest. Many times the trigger finger comes from inflammation around the tendon from overuse, trauma, or swelling from other problems. Rest may be all that's needed. You can also try daily icing in an ice bath or direct ice to calm it down.

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I have two small warts on my fingers. Please suggest some medicine or home treatment.?

I have two small warts on my fingers. Please suggest some medicine or home treatment.?

Usually leave alone: Warts often disappear on their own. I frown on home treatment because I have seen the disasters cause by this. If one does not know what they are doing, harm can come. There are tendons and joints on the fingers and they can be harmed. See a doctor and get the warts either injected, frozen, chemically treated or even perhaps :"burned" or lasered off or other treatment. Dermatologist r the 1.

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What should I do; a swollen dot of 1cm diameter burns on 2 fingers, after touching a pan. Feels really hot unless in water. Home treatment or doctors?

What should I do; a swollen dot of 1cm diameter burns on 2 fingers, after touching a pan. Feels really hot unless in water. Home treatment or doctors?

Have it evaluated: If your spots are left to demarcate they will eventually declare themselves as to the degree of burn. If you can at least get to an urgent care center the burns can be evaluated for depth of penetration, zone of injury, and potential need for treatment such as debridment ; repair.

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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.

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.

Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, the scraping has possibly caused habit tic deformity. This is difficult to treat and improve. I would recommend you research who is a good dermatologist comfortable with treating nails in your area. I hope that helps.

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My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

My 7 year old daughter broke her finger near the knuckle of her hand. How long should it take to heal? And would you recommend going to someone who specializes in pediatrics for treatment or would the treatment be the same for all ages?

Orthopedic&6 weeks: It takes 3 weeks for the fracture to heal and total of 6 weeks for the bone to remodel. So say 6 weeks for finger to return to normal If the fracture is simple and bone segments are not displaced, it is usually treated by splinting the finger. Get a copy of the xrays and follow up with an Ortopedic surgeon preferably a Pediatric Ortho Specialist but any ortho is competent to treat finger fracture

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Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Is ice an effective non-drug treatment for trigger finger alongside splint? How long to ice if it is? Thumb is swollen at joint.

Probably not: Because trigger finger is caused by chronic, not acute, inflammation. But trigger finger does not usually present with swelling. Ask your doctor if it could be something else.

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Is it ok chew fresh finger for my itchy throat and cough im pregnant and I want natural home remedy?

Is it ok chew fresh finger for my itchy throat and cough im pregnant and I want natural home remedy?

Fresh Ginger: If you mean fresh ginger rather than "fresh finger, " yes it's fine to use while pregnant. I can't imagine the other would be very pleasant.

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My son has a chip fracture on the right little finger proximal phalanx. How long do it take to heal and what are the treatment modalities?

My son has a chip fracture on the right little finger proximal phalanx. How long do it take to heal and what are the treatment modalities?

Avulsion fractures: In the finger can be minor with a small fragment but accompanied by a large soft tissue injury to ligaments and tendons, or can have a large fracture that compromises the stability of the joint, Often treatment, the of splint, splint position, length of splinting depends upon many factors. Best to follow up with a hand surgeon. A splint from the ER may be fine at first but have issues (see more)

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How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

How to get rid of fungal nail infection? Is there any good treatment for this infection? I took antibiotic Lamisil for several months and use creams and lacquers. Nothing help. I have it on toe nails and on my finger nails appear dark thin marks. It does

Be sure it's fungus: You should have your nails cultured by a podiatrist to confirm it is actually fungus. Other conditions can cause darkening and thickening of nails and some, like melanoma, are very serious. Also, how long was Lamisil (terbinafine) treatment? For toenails, you need to take it daily for 3 months and then wait an additional 6+ months for clear nail to replace the infected nail.

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Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Long distance running vs. Walking abunch of miles everyday. Which of the two would have more of an effect on skinniness of the legs and also the thinness of the bones?

Well: Running will not be good for thin legs and if the bones are frail it may cause more harm than good. You want to do cardio, maybe use a stairmaster and do wieght bearing excercises that strengthen bone and increase muscle mass. Brisk walking is good for your heart and endurance but if you want real physcial change involving increased muscle tone, wt bearing will need to b involved. Gd luc.

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Is there any promising research being done for trigger finger treatment?

Is there any promising research being done for trigger finger treatment?

Yes and No: Surgery is the truly option with the best success rate. Steroid injections help but are temporary, weaken the joint and tissue and bone, and become less effective over time. Discuss the best options, even occupational hand therapy, with your hand surgeon.

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Can you recommend a remedy for small, itchy bumps on my finger?

Can you recommend a remedy for small, itchy bumps on my finger?

Scabies: Look up scabies and see if it sounds like what you have. If so there are over the counter meds that might clear it up. If not see a healthcare provider for a diagnosis.

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for finger swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for finger swelling?

Nothing specific: Finger swelling is very generic - it is important to know if it is traumatic, spontaneous and if it affects other parts of your body. The right medication is based on what the problem really is.

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What homeopathic remedy are available to reduce the pain from trigger finger?

What homeopathic remedy are available to reduce the pain from trigger finger?

Trigger Finger: This problem is chronic and calls for a deep-acting remedy prescribed for your whole constitution. A well-trained homeopathic practitioner can help -- self-prescription isn't wise because you'll be blinded in important ways. Any of hundreds of remedies are possible in your case, but a few of the more frequently called for in situations like yours are causticum, ruta, and rhus tox.

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What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

What's the best treatment for a purple/blue finger nail?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease see your doctor.

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What treatment or ointment is appropriate for fungus under a finger nail?

What treatment or ointment is appropriate for fungus under a finger nail?

Many...: Topical solutions, oral medications, laser treatments, surgical removal, homeopathic remedies, etc. The most used treatment is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) tablets once daily for 90 days. The most used topical solution is formula 3 (by tatra medical)see a doctor for what may be best for your specific needs and expectations.

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My right palm gets numbed often mostly finger tips. What is the cause and treatment for this?

My right palm gets numbed often mostly finger tips. What is the cause and treatment for this?

Carpal Tun Syndrome: May be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) due to compression of the median nerve in the "carpal tunnel" in the wrist--usually due to overuse of hand. Two websites suggest treatment options: Extension exercises (www. Flextend. Com); and palm protectors (www. Gripflex. Com). Both have products to sell, but you can follow their advice without the products. Combination results in very high success rate.

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What is the treatment for a subungual exostosis on my ring finger?

What is the treatment for a subungual exostosis on my ring finger?

Bony outgrowth: A subungal exostosis is a relatively rare benign outgrowth of the distal phalynx and may be found under the nail. Surgery is the usual form of treatment. Consult a podiatrist or a dermatologist.

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