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Home Remedies For Long Thin Fingers
Arachnodactyly: Or achromachia is a condition in which the digits (toes and fingers) are long and slender. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...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.
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. ...Read more
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?
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 ...Read more
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 it ok chew fresh finger for my itchy throat and cough im pregnant and I want natural home remedy?
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) ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Cyanosis can be a manifestation of a systemic diease
see your doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Warm Soaks: Hard to be more specific from your description. A paranychia is a common infection around the finger nail and can cause this. Usually warm soaks help, but if symptoms get worse you may need antibiotics. Get it checked out by your doctor if soaking doesn't help. ...Read more
Cold pack, but...: Was there a fall or other trauma? If so, please see a doctor for evaluation and possible X-ray. A "sprained wrist"often turns out to be a fracture. A cold pack applied to the area will help with swelling and pain. Do not apply ice directly to the skin, and use the cold pack for about 5 minutes ...Read more
Ice and pressure: Symptomatic treatment would be ice to the area and compression wrapping with an ace bandage. More importantly, however, is why is this happening to you? Is this do to an injury or to taking blood thinners or do to an underlying blood clotting problem? If symptomatic treatment doesn't help then you should see a hematologist for a clotting evaluation. ...Read more
Anti-herpes drugs: This is often referred to as "herpetic whitlow." it's treated the same way other types of herpes are treated: with acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir. If you have infrequent outbreaks, you can treat the outbreaks when they happen. If they happen often, you can take a daily dose for prevention. ...Read more
A sheep bit my finger and it drew blood. Do I need to take it to hospital for any infection treatment?
Sheep bite: Hey I would not be too concerned about the sheep - its you and the finger that is of concern. Infections from animal bites can be bad. Please go to the er and get it checked. ...Read more
Finger cut: If the wound is not too deep, there is no bleeding, no injury to tendons in finger then wound can be approximated using steristrips. Depending on how dirty the wound is and when last tetanus immunisation was given, need for tetanus immunisation and antibiotics would have to be considered so best to consult your doctor. ...Read more
Fingers Clubbing: You may not be able to improve this. But, stopping smoking has got to be the first and most important answer. ...Read more
Is there any treatment/relief for arthriis in the fingers? Mine are crooked and painful sometimes even waking me at night.
Many treatments: First choice for garden variety "arthur" itis is generally acetaminophen. Next choice is non steroidal antiinflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. After that there are a wide variety of medications which can be tried. Some have potential side effects. Hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate, injections of steroids, topical agents, glucosamine / chondroitin, narcotics, etc. ...Read more