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I jammed my finger how can I get the swelling to go down?

I jammed my finger how can I get the swelling to go down?

Ice and elevate: The best treatment for just about any injury is to ice and elevate the injured part. Limit use (rest) and to help control swelling, an ace bandage, properly applied, can also help. Remember "rice": rest, ice, compression and elevate. Most of these are simple sprains, but fractures are common and can be serious. See a doctor if symptoms persist or if there is any deformity present. ...Read more

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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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I think i might have jammed my finger, should I see a doctor? I think i jammed my ring finger today in gym class. There is no swelling and its not crooked, it just hurts pretty bad when i write, type and text.

I think i might have jammed my finger, should I see a doctor? I think i jammed my ring finger today in gym class. There is no swelling and its not crooked, it just hurts pretty bad when i write, type and text.

I : I would ice the finger and take Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) to help prevent swelling. If the pain does not subside in a day then have the finger examined, and if necessary x-ray'd. Even though it may not be broken, you could have sustained ligament damage. ...Read more

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I got a bee sting on the top of my finger and 1 day later my hand is swelling up. Is this normal? How can I get the swelling down?

I got a bee sting on the top of my finger and 1 day later my hand is swelling up. Is this normal? How can I get the swelling down?

Diphenhydramine: A day has passed, which tells me you are not experiencing a life threatening allergy (it does happen, called anaphylaxis). If having breathing difficulty see an md, otherwise make sure stinger is out, and take 25-50 mg of Diphenhydramine (otc benadryl), it is very good at reducing swelling due to allergy. It will make you drowsy, so be aware. Good luck! ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with a swollen finger which is now worse. Any way to get the swelling down fast?

Woke up this morning with a swollen finger which is now worse. Any way to get the swelling down fast?

See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have aching pain in my pinky finger. No swelling/redness. Worse in the cold. Slight bump and I get a sharp, stabbing pain down tip into knuckle.

I have aching pain in my pinky finger. No swelling/redness. Worse in the cold. Slight bump and I get a sharp, stabbing pain down tip into knuckle.

Bumps aren't normal : there on your pinky. Do you mean nodule? Circulation may be an issue during the cold weather. Discuss this with your PCP so s/he can evaluate you further and see what can be done for treatment options. ...Read more

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How long should it take for swelling to go down after finger surgery?

How long should it take for swelling to go down after finger surgery?

Weeks to months : Swelling to the fingers is usually the last thing to go away after surgery. As your motion increases your swelling will get better. ...Read more

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How do you bring the swelling down in an infected finger?

How do you bring the swelling down in an infected finger?

Antibiotics: If you have an infection in your finger, you should be seen by an MD. They can prescribe antibiotics if necessary. Hand infections are especially dangerous and can lead to disabilities if not treated properly. This is something that would be appropriate for urgent care visit if you can't get into your PCP in a day. ...Read more

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I am having weird finger swelling and pain.. How can I get if fixed? What could it be?

I am having weird finger swelling and pain.. How can I get if fixed? What could it be?

Get it checked: Finger swelling and pain can be from a variety of causes. Notably trauma or injury, inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout or lupus. Also osteoarthritis can cause these symptoms. Best to have it evaluated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My finger get swelling due to winter .How i can relief from this problem?

My finger get swelling due to winter .How i can relief from this problem?

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

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Finger got hit last week, swelling has gone down but weird grinding feeling at site of impact when bend it?

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

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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?

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

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My finger was cut a few weeks ago on glass it healed but the swelling never went down it is a little bit purple but doesnt hurt, what should i do?

My finger was cut a few weeks ago on glass it healed but the swelling never went down it is a little bit purple but doesnt hurt, what should i do?

See your doctor: It's impossible to be able to tell you exactly what is going on through this type of venue. Could it be infected? Could there be a piece of glass still in there? Could it just be some scar tissue that you are seeing? It needs to be looked at, to better sort out the possibilities. Best of luck. ...Read more