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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 & elevation: Keep your hand elevated above your heart as much as possible. Depending on the amount of bruising and swelling you may want to get an x-ray to be sure it is not broken. ...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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