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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 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
I jammed my finger and had some pain, but today everything seems fine : no swelling and no pain, but my finger feels numb. Will it heal on its own ?
Yes it will: Time is of essence...Get a more detailed answer ›
I jammed my finger about a week ago. There is still some bruising and swelling in it. I can't bend or straighten my finger. What is wrong?
Get XRAY done: Call your DR. Get an apt Get XRAY done. If there is a fx, it is important to have the correct splinting done NOW> ...Read more
I jammed my finger about a week ago. There is still some bruising and swelling in it. I can't bend or straighten my finger all the way. What is wrong?
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 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
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
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.
3-6 weeks: 3-6 weeks is reasonable.Get a more detailed 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: It depends on the cause of the swelling. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
In 7 weeks post op. came back to work and suddenly i have swelling near my neck and down to my fingers. i don't have any pain. is this normal ?
More info please: Kindly advise us of what procedure you had for what condition. ...Read more
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