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How To Reduce Swelling For A Smashed Fingers
Infection:UC/ER: Unfortunately a cat claw scratch under a nail is problematic since the cat's claws are contaminated from the litter box and licking. Start on topical Neosporin ointment or triple antibiotic ointment and then get to a physician for antibiotic coverage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Pressure: An experienced venipuncturist who gets into the vein with first try helps. Once needle is out, elevate arm with pressure applied to puncture site. Arnica taken the day before, and several days following may help. Arnica is available at health food stores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proper immobilizatio: N, gentle elvation, ice, anti-inflammatory medicati that one ca take safely regularly, all go a long ay to decrease pain form a painful finger. Care to make sure that circulation and nerve function ar not compromised and if there as an open wound that was treated woth the fracturem that infection is not occurring. ...Read more
The toe next to my big to is red swollen and painful to touch? How can I tell infection from a jammed toe?
INFECTION SIGNS: Jamming your toe frequently impacts the nail into the skin. Pain (but, a broken toe will be painful too), redness, and drainage are seen with an infection. You should see a podiatrist to determine if an infection is present, maybe an x-ray to check for a break. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fingernail?: I think you mean the skin on the fingertip area? Nail material doesn't blister. Acutely ice will be the best treatment. After that anti inflammatory medications will be helpful. In the us i would recommend Motrin or alleve which are brand names of Ibuprofen and naproxen. In general wounds will heal a little quicker if you leave the blister intact. See your doctor if this doesn't improve quickly. ...Read more
You need to : Have a complete tear if the ulnar or radial collateral ligaments ruled out by a hand surgeon . These injuries can at time need surgery. A fracture should be ruled out too. Even without these it may take 2-3 months minimally for pain to subside. Splinting is a first line rx the thumb has a lot of daily stress at the mp joint and it is easy to re -aggravate even a mild injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please tell me about index finger to become swollen and ice cold due to a fingernail fungus?
Could happen if : Something like that happens if you got an infection and the digit swelled and then was so swollen cut off the circulation.......The description sounds serious enough to be checked out asap. If that means an emergency room then go....You may need antibiotics... ...Read more
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a cat bite, my finger got infected and badly swollen. How long should it take for the antibiotics to take effect and the swelling to go down?
Infection: It should take24-36 hours for the swelling to go down. Soaking your finger in warm water and it helps for the swelling to go down. ...Read more
It depends: Courtney, The healing time depends on the degree of injury. Most sprains heal in 7-10 days, but severe ones can take longer. Be sure to RICE- rest, compress (ace wrap), ice (frozen peas), and elevate. Avoid running or jumping until symptoms resolve. If you are not better in 2 weeks, visit your doctor, because further testing may be needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Less than a week : There is not much soft tissue so it is more sensitive on the foot. It depends how deep they went and if they ushered black ink because black ink penetrates deeper and uses a different needle so swells and hurts more. If only colored ink most of the swelling gone3 days but still sore. ...Read more
Swelling: Can be due to trauma infection inflammation gout arthritis etc the first thing is the term in the cars and then treatment becomes apparent ice is good in general as are nsaids trauma needs perhaps x-rays to rule out fracture. The extent of swelling and duration are important factors too. A hand surgeon can help ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long will it take for the swelling on my foot to go away after bieng stung by a bee (the tip of the stinger may still be in my foot)?
Stinger should B -: -taken out. Some bees that leave their stinger, it remains functional & pumps more venom into Ur foot 4 a while. Ice and benadryl (diphenhydramine) is best as long as U have no allergies 2 bees. It will go away. There is a lot of room 4 swelling in the foot, especially on top. If its been more than an hour or so the stinger is no longer active, a good tweezers will allow U 2 get it out. It will eventually fall out. ...Read more
3-6 weeks: 3-6 weeks is reasonable.Get a more detailed answer ›
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