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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Overlapping Fingers

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What causes overlapping fingers?

What causes overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a : Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed, . ...Read more

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Overlapping Fingers (Definition)

Overlapping fingers is a clinical finding seen with some genetic abnormalities such as trisomy 18, in which the child has an extra ...Read more


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Is it bad to have overlapping fingers?

Is it bad to have overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a : Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed, . ...Read more

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Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Is it normal to have overlapping fingers?

Do you have a: History of finger fracture? If the answer is yes, that's why you can have overlapping of your fingers- we call it scissoring of the fingers. Some congenital malformations could also be responsible for that. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fix overlapping fingers?

If the finger is : Rotated due to a fracture that has healed in malposition then either correcting the fracture or doing an osteotomy ( cutting the bone) of the metacarpal can be done to straighten. But many fingers overlap if bent slowly one by one but if bent together they do not..Thisis a normal thing. Also many figners have a slight bit of deviation or tilt to the joint that is normal too. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What can I do to remedy mallet finger?

What can I do to remedy mallet finger?

See your doc: Treatment is fairly specific but often surgery is not necessary. ...Read more

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