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Doctor insights on: How To Reduce Swelling For A Smashed Fingers

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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What is the best way to reduce swelling from a finger that got stuck in the doorway?

What is the best way to reduce swelling from a finger that got stuck in the doorway?

Ice, immobilized: If you have a large amount of swelling from this type of crush injury, it will gradually decrease with ice, splint and NSAID meds. If you have a large subungual hematoma, it can be very helpful to decompress the nail with a small needle with much improvement in pain. ...Read more

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How can I reduce finger swelling?

How can I reduce finger swelling?

Motion and elevation: If the cause has been treated and controlled, motion and elevation is all that is needed. But it mat still take a long time to clear up. ...Read more

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How to reduce chronic finger swelling?

How to reduce chronic  finger swelling?

Many ways: It depends on the cause... Is it related to retaining fluid through out the body? An injury? Arthritis? Even some rheumatologic conditions can cause chronic finger swelling. Your primary care doctor can help sort these out and decide if you should see a hand surgeon. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling in my finger I hurt?

How can I reduce swelling in my finger I hurt?

What was injury: Usually ice, elevationand a light coban wrap will work well. If not better in a few days i would get it looked at and possible even in x-ray. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce the swelling in my fingers?

What can I do to reduce the swelling in my fingers?

See MD: Swelling fingers: both hands? Recent trauma? New ring or bracelet? Could be allergic. In the mean time you can ice the area, remove rings, jewelry and can raise hand above level of heart. Take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg. And see an md. ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

What are some ways to reduce swelling in a swollen finger?

Coban wrapping: I assume that you have a swollen finger due to an injury. I often have patients wrap the finger from the tip to the base with coban or coflex, which is an elastic, self-adhesive bandage that can be removed and reused until the elasticity gives out. Leave the finger wrapped for 1-2 hour, then remove the wrapping for 1-2 hours. Do this several tiems a day for a few weeks. It may diminish the edema. ...Read more

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How do you reduce finger swelling from allergies?

How do you reduce finger swelling from allergies?

Needs evaluation : Allergies generally don't cause finger swelling. You should discuss this with your physician, who can refer you to an allergist, if it seems like that's the problem. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

How to reduce swelling in finger after a kittens claw under nail?

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 more

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Hit top of finger by nail with hammer. Bottom of finger quite swollen and black. Do not think it is broken . What can be done to reduce swelling?

Hit top of finger by nail with hammer. Bottom of finger quite swollen and black. Do not think it is broken . What can be done to reduce swelling?

Paperclip: Bend paper clip to have a straight end. Secure with a clamp or pliers so you can hold over a flame until red-hot. Press into the nail until the blood runs out from under the nail. You have a crush injury so it will be sore ; swollen for a few days, longer if the bone was crushed. The black color will gradually be shed off the end in 6 months. The small, round hole will reach the end of the nail so. ...Read more