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How To Reduce Swelling For A Smashed Fingers
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
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
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
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
6 days I hurt my middle forearm its swollen and my fingers are I can move my arm when I move my wrist towards me it hurts how can I reduce swelling?
Of an injured area above the level of the heart is the most effective way to reduce swelling and pain. RICE is the recommended treatment for an injured limb:
R = rest
I = ice (apply 15-20 minutes every 1-2 hours)
C = compression (eg. Wrapping with ace bandage)
E = elevation (above the level of the heart) ...Read more
I am always play and compress on my lower lip by my fingers... So after days I got a swelled lip of fluid. What should I do to reduce the swelling?
Stop: Resting the flesh of your lower lip by stopping will do the most to help heal it. The swelling should subside naturally. It sounds like your nerves could use calming. Try meditation, relaxation, prayer, or counseling if you cannot stop playing with your lip or any other irritating habit. ...Read more
Bitten by yellow fly or horse fly not 100% sure which one on right hand. Fingers and hand swollen itch & burn. Any remedies to reduce swelling?
What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.
Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read more
I smashed my finger in the car door a week ago, it then turned very blue (almost black)on the tip and front of my finger. Why has the swelling not down?
Finger fracture?: This crush type injury to the finger may have resulted in a fracture if the distal phalanx (end bone of the finger). This could explain why the swelling/pain persists. Recommend x-rays and evaluation by a healthcare professional ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the cause of the swelling. ...Read more
Decrease sodium: Salt causes sweeling, generalized to fingers.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can't answer with: Available information. Please consider evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Keep it warm: There is not much to do for a single swollen finger. Keep it arm, wear warm gloves when going into cold weather, and avoid injury. At a young age it should correct itself. ...Read more
Swelling: You can get swelling from many different causes. It can come from injury or fluid build up from too much salt or certain medications. It can also come from some medical conditions. You should have your hands checked. ...Read more
I had a tffc repair 12 days ago. My fingers are stil black and blue with swelling. Is this normal?
TFFC: I am unfamiliar with the abbreviation, "TFFC." Please explain. Thank you very much. ...Read more
Finger got hit last week, swelling has gone down but weird grinding feeling at site of impact when bend it?
Finger injury: In instances of severe finger injuries I always recommend evaluation by a hand surgeon to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment in an effort to avoid permanent damage to the finger which can be a life-long annoyance. Therefore if you have persistent pain, deformity or some residual functional disability, consult a hand surgeon. ...Read more
Varies: There are a number of reasons for a person to have recurrent swelling in a finger including arthritic, inflammatory, and even infectious etiologies. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Look into cause: If this is one sided, I would seriously recommend evaluation for possible mechanical lymphatico-venous obstruction. If bilateral there may be a variety of other causes. Start with your internist. ...Read more
More information: Would need more information. Was there an injury? If so then you may have dramas ged bone or soft tissue structures in the finger. If no injury, then arthritic, inflammatory, and even infectious causes are possible. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Inflammation: Whether infectious or not an come from being stuck in a finger. A reaction to the plants chemistry or in cases infection from the skin a typical bacteria or rarer such as sporotrichosis from a rose thorn can present with similar symptoms but the time frame may be different as fungal infections like sporotrichosis take weeks to worsen bottom line swollen finger after puncture? Seek attention asap. ...Read more